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Finnlog expands operations with 35 new wood chip wagons

Published : 09 Jun 2021, 03:28

Updated : 09 Jun 2021, 03:29

  DF Report

File Photo: VR by Juho Kuva.

National railway operator VR Group’s Russian subsidiary Finnlog is expanding its rapidly growing operations.

The company’s 35 new wagons will allow for importing wood chips from Russia to Finland, said VR in a press release on Tuesday.

Finnlog is a company specialised in the wagon operating services of eastern traffic, and it is expanding its operations to transport wood chips.

The company is investing in 35 wood chip wagons that will import chips from Russia to the Metsä Group pulp mill in Joutseno. The majority of the imported wood chips are from Metsä Group's Svir sawmill.

“Finnlog’s operations have been launched with a flying start, and there is clearly demand for the import traffic service model offered by the company among our Finnish customers in industry. The wood chip wagons expand our selection and increase our competitiveness very well,” said Martti Koskinen, Senior Vice President at VR Transpoint.

Finnlog is active in import traffic between Finland and Russia. Finnlog, which was established in 2019, now has about 350 wagons that are available to VR Transpoint’s key customers.