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Shipping | Forestry Products

With over 100 years of experience in forest products, there's no need to knock on wood.

FMS specializes in forestry - in addition to cargo transportation itself, we have shipping and order management systems to support your product delivery - an extra perk that your international customers are sure to prefer.


Narrow roads to inaccessible harvesting sites call for flexibility when it comes to planning transport and utilizing equipment efficiently. And if that is not challenging enough, wood is perishable. Moisture combined with heat and insect attacks may damage the fibers in the wood. 
Mills run all year but forest accessibility varies over the course of year. For a forestry logistics operation, this means that flexibility is essential.

The forest products industry manufactures a vast range of semi-produced and finished products that are all dependent on innovative, cost-effective supply chain solutions providing transparency, short lead times, stock optimization, reliability, and cargo care.

By connecting the forest with the demand at the mill, we reduce lead times and maximize opportunities for return loads for trucks in our system.

We have the right equipment to handle all kinds of forestry goods, such as logs, sawn timber, wooden panels, wood veneer, or waste wood.

Forestry products often have to cover huge distances from the country of origin to the place for further processing and their final destination. We have the necessary equipment to transship and store bulk commodities and breakbulk cargo, and to transport these materials to inland destinations using multimodal transport services.

We offer value-added services such as weighing, packing, repacking, repair, labeling, and quality control.

Products handled:


  • Lumber | Plywood | Round timber | Wood chips | Wood fuel | Wood pellets


  • Cork | Laminate | Parquet

Cellulose and  Pulp



Services offered:

  • Fumigation and phytosanitary certificate
  • Interim storage in warehouses with rail sidings
  • Customs clearance
  • 3PL solutions including vessels, trains, trailers, terminals, containers, and swap bodies
  • A modern fleet of vessels consisting of RoRo, sideport and container vessels, and multimodal solutions
  • Innovative mega cassette and equipment solutions optimizing payload and cargo care
  • Rail and road distribution services
  • Dedicated terminal, cross-docking, and warehouse facilities

Further request or in need for more information? Please contact: FORESTRY @ FMS 


We transport rolls and pallets of paper for various applications and requirements, as well as pulp in bales.

We will find the best, most efficient, and most gentle transport route for your cargo with professional cargo control. 
The variety and sensitivity of the products requires tailor-made solutions, which we develop alongside the customer on-site to suit the respective products. We are right there when markets are developed and provide unbiased advice.

Products handled:

  • Art paper | Cigarette paper | Coated paper | Corrugated board | Duplex board | Fluting | Kraft paper | LWC | Magazine paper |Newsprint | Paper bags | Photo paper | Board/paperboard | Sack Kraft paper | Sacks/bags | Testliner | Thermal paper

Services offered:

  • Specialist capabilities and permits for heavy payload containers
  • Interim storage in warehouses with rail sidings
  • European rail network: block trains with scheduled departures
  • Europe-wide network of river barges
  • Customs clearance

Further request or in need for more information? Please contact: PAPER @ FMS

Nadine Kinscher-Masur

Corporate Head of Marketing | Fr. Meyer's Sohn


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