The AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG group of companies provides a full range of shipping and logistics services related to the organization and implementation of wood transportation by train, including the transportation of wood products, raw materials, finished products, and special equipment for wood processing. A special department called AsstrA Wood & Paper Logistics provides services for enterprises in the cellulose paper industry. Specialists of the department understand all the nuances associated with the industry. As a result, they develop optimized logistic schemes best suited to vast streams of goods.
AsstrA AG organizes wood transportation, including the use of rail transport to Southeast Asia, Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States, and the CIS countries. Our specialists deal with the export and import of goods, optimize existing supply chains, and create innovative logistics solutions tailored to each customer. AsstrA experts take into account the properties of each type of cargo and ensure timely delivery of various goods, regardless of their global destination. Thanks to close cooperation with trusted partners, the company has a flexible pricing policy and provides Swiss-quality services.
Local and international transport conditions vary depending on the characteristics of specific loads. Services related to the export and import of products in the wood and cellulose paper industry products include:
- the export and import of finished products;
- the export and import of raw materials necessary for production processes, such as liquid and bulk cargoes, dangerous organic chemicals, and consumables, among others;
- the export and import of high-tech equipment necessary during wood processing facility construction or modernization projects, such as equipment, spare parts, machinery, cisterns and tanks, special machines, cranes, forklifts, etc.
Wood transportation by road is a convenient and fast delivery method. Truck drivers work in shifts almost around the clock, so delivery is highly efficient. The advantages of road transport include the possibility of full loading, suitable temperature maintenance, oversized and heavy load delivery, and goods handling in AsstrA partners’ warehouses in Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and other countries.
Wood transportation by train is particularly popular for long-distance deliveries. The advantages of rail transport include fast project implementation, high rolling stock load capacity, the availability of suitably adapted wagons, platforms and containers, and the possibility of delivery at any time of the year regardless of weather conditions. Because trains run according to a set schedule, our clients can order transport in advance and their cargo will be delivered within the agreed timeframe.
Wood transportation by sea is a fast and effective long-distance delivery mode. The containers and cisterns used in sea transport guarantee the safety of transported cargo. The advantages of sea container transport include the possibility to load full containers, comprehensive cargo handling capabilities at ports, and simplified customs procedures in Europe and the CIS.
Wood transportation by air is fast but expensive. The advantages of air transport include the possibility of shipping from all international airports and the possibility of transporting oversized cargo via charter flights.
Experienced AsstrA specialists effectively use their knowledge and skills when cooperating with trusted transport partners, always adjusting for the specific transport properties of a given product. If necessary, our experts develop multimodal wood transportation schemes using air, road, sea and rail transport.
Every year, to support the export and import of wood, raw materials, and accompanying equipment, AsstrA Wood & Paper Logistics adds new routes along corridors such as:
- between European countries, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus;
- between the CIS countries;
- within Russia, including the country’s various regions;
- within the European Union;
- between China, the countries of Southeast Asia, and the CIS countries.
The AsstrA group of companies has been a reliable partner for companies operating in wood and cellulose paper industry all around the world for over 20 years. AsstrA’s department specialists are highly qualified and have extensive experience in the field of wood transportation. Experience and qualifications help us find tailored solutions for each client, taking into account specific properties of particular loads and customer preferences. Cooperation with trusted and reliable transport service providers allows us to develop and select optimal routes, precisely coordinate all stages of transport, and deliver loads on schedule.
AsstrA offers international wood transportation services using various means of transport, including:
- Project development and transport schedule;
- Optimal route organization;
- Risks analysis;
- Selection of the most suitable transport mode, taking into account characteristics of the load;
- Comprehensive cargo handling in our partner's warehouses in Europe and the CIS countries;
- Comprehensive support in completing all customs formalities;
- Organization of groupage transport;
- 24/7 cargo safety and location monitoring using navigation systems.
- EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG has been transporting timber and wood for over 20 years. During that time, the company's specialists have learned about the specificity of the industry and have developed effective solutions for the most complex logistics orders. As a result, the percentage of wood processing companies in AsstrA's portfolio is constantly growing.
- MARKET KOWLEDGE
AsstrA specialists are experts in dealing with any matter related to international wood transportation. Thanks to these specialists’ teamwork, each AsstrA client receives guaranteed cargo security during transport. AsstrA specialists provide a clear and precise delivery system, comply with the agreed dates of transport, and ensure compliance with all technical and sanitary standards.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES
Qualified specialists from AsstrA provide a comprehensive range of wood transportation services from one logistics operator: customs support, insurance, warehouse services, consulting, project logistics, and logistics services. In addition to active operations in 18 countries around the world, AsstrA has 8 in-house customs agencies which continuously allow us to improve and develop innovative logistics and transport solutions.
- ON-TIME DELIVERY
In executing international wood transportation, AsstrA engages trusted transport service providers during the transport process. Our transport partners cooperate with us on the basis of long-term contracts which guarantee high KPIs regardless of market conditions. AsstrA transport partners have all necessary licenses and permits as well as carrier liability insurance coverage.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We focus on providing safe, innovative and effective wood transportation services that meet the requirements of international law. AsstrA's liability for transported cargo is insured for EUR 3,000,000 per case. Insurance is provided by our proven Swiss partners Zurich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft AG, Basler Versicherung, and Aktiv Assekuranz.
- ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
International wood transportation is carried out in accordance with international environmental protection standards.
- EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE
We look forward to cooperating with you! For more information on our services, please contact us via our website or at our nearest AsstrA office.