Transportation of woodchips and sawdust
Efficiency through environmental awareness
Port-Cartier, 2014 – MEGA/MOTTI takes over from the ECHO/BETSIAMITES tandem to transport bark and sawdust for the Arbec company. Operations will be carried out between the sawmill in Port-Cartier, the Port of Trois-Rivières and the wharf in Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. A total of 15 trips are planned; this is the equivalent of over 125,000 tons of material and approximately 3,500 45-foot truckloads.
Choosing marine transportation makes it possible to significantly reduce traffic on Route 138 and Highway 20. The services provided by Ocean Navigation allow Arbec to travel one-fourth the distance, use four times less fuel and produce four times fewer GHG emissions than road transportation.
Following this contract, the MEGA/MOTTI tandem completes three other trips to carry wood residue between Belledune, New Brunswick and Mulgrave, Nova Scotia.