Our Impact Through Transportation

Ever wondered what impact your wood has through transportation? Our transportation calculator tool allows you to compare the different transportation methods and its associated annual greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. the carbon footprint) from Accoya wood and other wood alternatives.

Emission at glance

Annual transport emissions

Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic metre of wood, divided by expected lifespan.

How we worked out our transportation greenhouse gas emissions:

 Accoya (Radiata Pine) Northern Island, New ZealandAzobe South Eastern CameroonDouglas Fir Central Oregon, USARadiata Pine Northern Island, New ZealandRed Meranti Central Sarawak, MalaysiaWestern Red Cedar Washington state, Western USA
Wood Density (kg/m3)5151060500488640370
Travel by (km):
RoadAssumption that wood is transported by a 32 ton truck which meets Euro 5 emissions standards320580420080330100
RailAssumption that wood is transported by diesel freight train4700
ShipAssumption that wood is transported via sea freight by container ship2738098141521819876
AirAssumption that wood is transported via air freight
Lifespan:
i Assumption using warranty lifespan as a proxy for lifespan as this is the most comparable and credible data
Expected Lifespan (Yrs)5030852020
Total Emissions:
Emissions per cubic meter of wood Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter (m3) of wood.146.42 153.74 194.67 72.69 137.88 92.29
Emissions per m3 by lifespan Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter of wood, divided by expected lifespan.2.935.1225.9614.546.894.61
 Accoya (Radiata Pine) Northern Island, New ZealandBlackbutt Australian Capital TerritorySpotted Gum Australian Capital TerritoryWestern Red Cedar Washington state, Western USA
Wood Density (kg/m3)515850970370
Travel by (km):
RoadAssumption that wood is transported by a 32 ton truck which meets Euro 5 emissions standards32012001200300
RailAssumption that wood is transported by diesel freight train
ShipAssumption that wood is transported via sea freight by container ship4300011988
AirAssumption that wood is transported via air freight
Lifespan:
i Assumption using warranty lifespan as a proxy for lifespan as this is the most comparable and credible data
Expected Lifespan (Yrs)50202020
Total Emissions:
Emissions per cubic meter of wood Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter (m3) of wood.221.23 94.55 107.90 51.54
Emissions per m3 by lifespan Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter of wood, divided by expected lifespan.4.424.735.402.58
 Accoya (Radiata Pine) Northern Island, New ZealandAzobe South Eastern CameroonRadiata Pine Northern Island, New ZealandRed Meranti Central Sarawak, MalaysiaScots Pine Schwarzwald, South Western GermanyWestern Red Cedar Washington state, Western USA
Wood Density (kg/m3)5151060488640520370
Travel by (km):
RoadAssumption that wood is transported by a 32 ton truck which meets Euro 5 emissions standards200700200450600320
RailAssumption that wood is transported by diesel freight train
ShipAssumption that wood is transported via sea freight by container ship208118427208111617016381
AirAssumption that wood is transported via air freight
Lifespan:
i Assumption using warranty lifespan as a proxy for lifespan as this is the most comparable and credible data
Expected Lifespan (Yrs)5030520820
Total Emissions:
Emissions per cubic meter of wood Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter (m3) of wood.109.22 151.85 103.50 122.94 28.92 67.35
Emissions per m3 by lifespan Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter of wood, divided by expected lifespan.2.185.0620.706.153.863.37
 Accoya (Radiata Pine) Northern Island, New ZealandAzobe South Eastern CameroonRadiata Pine Northern Island, New ZealandRed Meranti Central Sarawak, MalaysiaScots Pine Central ScotlandWestern Red Cedar Washington state, Western USA
Wood Density (kg/m3)5151060488640520370
Travel by (km):
RoadAssumption that wood is transported by a 32 ton truck which meets Euro 5 emissions standards32058080330800200
RailAssumption that wood is transported by diesel freight train
ShipAssumption that wood is transported via sea freight by container ship211578351207351609416305
AirAssumption that wood is transported via air freight
Lifespan:
i Assumption using warranty lifespan as a proxy for lifespan as this is the most comparable and credible data
Expected Lifespan (Yrs)5030520820
Total Emissions:
Emissions per cubic meter of wood Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter (m3) of wood.116.61 139.31 97.72 115.37 38.56 62.97
Emissions per m3 by lifespan Estimated annual transport emissions in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kg CO2e) per cubic meter of wood, divided by expected lifespan.2.334.6419.545.775.143.15

Transportation assumptions have been made by reviewing current existing literature (e.g. Environmental Product Declarations, academic papers, etc.) and estimated distances have been calculated using http://www.sea-distances.org/ and Google maps. Wood specific weight was taken from http://www.houtinfo.nl/, Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are calculated using transport GHG emissions factors from Eco-Invent v3.7.