Domtar Sustainability - Trucks, Trains, and Ships - Moving Products to Customers More Efficiently

Oct 17, 2017 10:15 AM ET

Domtar 2017 Sustainability Report

How do you move your products directly to customers with trucks while using as little fuel as trains? Use both by shipping your products in an intermodal container, which can be moved by both trucks and trains.

Our Marlboro Mill in Bennettsville, South Carolina, and our paper converting plant in the neighboring town of Tatum are looking forward to using the new intermodal facility under construction by the South Carolina Port Authority in nearby Dillon, South Carolina. This will allow us to more efficiently move pulp and paper to ports, including the port of Charleston, for export around the globe.

Currently, trucks take our products over 170 miles directly from our facilities to the port, mostly along busy Interstate 95. After the intermodal facility is completed, our products can be loaded in an intermodal container and trucked fewer than 40 miles to Dillon.

There, the containers will be lifted onto a train and brought directly to the port in Charleston.

This will greatly reduce the number of truck trips taken from our facilities, down I-95, and through Charleston to the port. This means fewer emissions, less congestion, and less wear on the roads.

Because we are always looking to improve transportation efficiencies, Domtar is supporting a study by the City of Ashdown and Little River County to determine the feasibility of constructing an intermodal facility near our mill in Ashdown, Arkansas. As the mill ramps up fluff pulp production, having an intermodal facility nearby would greatly increase the efficiency of and number of options for moving pulp to our customers around the globe.


Domtar’s 2017 Sustainability Report details the company’s endeavor to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities.  For more inspiring stories about Domtar's sustainability efforts, visit the Domtar Newsroom. To view the full 2017 Sustainability Report click here.