Since the early 1990s a number of groups have been formed to bring together representatives of the forest and timber industries, national governments and the local authorities to address timber transport issues.
The remit of these groups varies according to local circumstances, but generally it includes the following elements:
- to collect and maintain information relating to current and future timber traffic;
- to review the existing timber transport infrastructure and identify priorities for maintenance, upgrades and new investments;
- to explore and promote the potential for increased use of rail and water modes;
- to develop and maintain a system of agreed timber transport routes;
- to work through partnerships to resolve timber transport problems and avoid new ones arising, and
- to share information and methodologies with other Regional Timber Transport Groups.
Use the menu on the left to view a summary of the membership, contact details and activities of individual groups.