Providing products people around the world rely on every day involves not just manufacturing, but also millions of miles of transporting. By using smart shipping practices, Domtar has reduced the environmental effects of transporting its products.
In 2021, we will move about 240,000 pulp and paper shipments over the road. To get them to their destinations, drivers will travel more than 126 million miles, which is equal to about 5,100 trips around the equator.
Our products are also traveling by train. Nearly 1,120,000 tons of our pulp and paper will be packed on more than 16,000 rail cars in North America.
Over the last 10 years, we have circumvented more than 650,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through strategic planning that helps us get products moved as efficiently as possible while also limiting our impact on the environment.
“We have a sophisticated and cost-effective third-party distribution network to get products to customers,” says Debbie Campbell, Domtar’s director of transportation. “Yet we’re always looking at ways to improve efficiency and sustainability when it comes to transporting our products.”