Wood Transport & Logistics 2023 returned to a packed audience, a car park full of large rigs and a range of next-gen technologies on display. Over 250 forestry and log transport companies from across Australasia, North and South America and Europe, joined the two-day technology programme in Rotorua, New Zealand.
With so much effort going into larger transport companies decarbonising their fleets and the innovation and early adoption of electric, hydrogen and dual-fuel hybrid technologies in this part of the world, the place, as expected, was humming.
Like the dramatic switch of consumers to electric passenger vehicles, NZ and Australian log haulage companies have been world leaders in trialling, and already rolling out, these new technologies. Presentations and practical case studies from early industry adopters like Fennel Forestry, Keith Andrews, HW Richardson and TR Group provided early insights into how this technology is actually performing out on the road and in the forest.
As well as being the first dedicated log transport event run for over five years, the event (conference, trade exhibits and pre-and post-conference workshops) was able to cover industry technology firsts for log transport operators including;
- The first Australasian electric log truck using exchangeable batteries
- Operations of the first hydrogen-powered log and timber haulage trucks
- Trial results on running diesel-hydrogen hybrid transport fleets
- Rolling out scalable hydrogen refuelling networks across NZ
- Development of the first off-road in-forest log truck platooning
- Robotic and mobile log scaling measurements
- Operations of new automated chain throwing & tensioning
Workshops and trade exhibitions were used to discuss the technologies in-depth and live demonstrations showcased much of this new equipment to delegates in Rotorua.
The push to adopt new technologies within the logging and transport sector is only growing louder. And based on the level of discussion between attendees over the last two days, the future is bright.
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Over 250 forestry and log transport attendees from across Australasia, North and South America and Europe, which included:
- Harvesting and wood flow planners
- Wood harvesting and log haulage contractors
- Transport operators
- Forestry managers
- Forest owners
- Port companies
- Technical foresters
- Forestry consultants
- Forest researchers
- Wood supply chain and logistics companies
- Key suppliers to forestry, wood harvesting & transport operations
Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Wood Transport & Logistics 2023 offered a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in log measurement, log loading, wood transport, scheduling and logistics to maximise their exposure to the New Zealand and Australian industries.
Please note that FIEA events, especially our wood harvesting programmes, often SELL OUT well before the event runs.
FIEA has earned a well-deserved reputation over 25 years of providing both event sponsors and exhibitors with a unique independent platform for promoting their products and services to forestry and wood products companies across this region.
Exhibition opportunities include both stands inside the hotel venue, or space outside the venue for displaying larger equipment such as trucks or log loading machinery. Please contact us for further information.
For early information on planned sponsorship options and benefits for Wood Transport & Logistics or other upcoming FIEA events, please contact Gordon Thomson, FIEA Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, email@example.com.