Wood Transport & Logistics 2024

Insights into wood handling & transport innovations, automation, log scheduling & logistics being employed by leading forestry, wood harvesting and log transport companies
  • 22-23 May 2024, Rotorua, New Zealand
    22-23 May 2024, Event Virtual

Event Summary

The industry was buzzing once again for Wood Transport & Logistics 2024. Over 200 forestry and log transport companies from across Australasia, America and Europe, joined the two-day technology programme in Rotorua, New Zealand.

The event covered the rapid and ongoing developments in a wide range of technologies, including; alternate fuels, hydrogen, electric and dual-fuel that are being trialled for trucking fleets, including log transport operations and the rolling out of infrastructure for refuelling. With so much effort going into larger transport companies decarbonising their fleets and ramp up in commercial and operational trials of these alternate fuels in this part of the world, the place, as expected, was humming.

In addition to the move into alternate fuels, local log transport and haulage companies were able to detail how they’ve developed their own systems and configurations to meet the ever increasing environmental and roading challenges of extracting logs off steep, unstable and more remote forest sites.  And for the first time in New Zealand, progress being made by log harvesting operations switching from diesel powered machines to these same alternate fuels were made.

The sheer pace of change, with presentations and demonstrations made on these new and emerging technologies and the rapid deployment of this technology into forests and wood cartage operations, meant a busy couple of days. And the action wasn’t just on-stage or in the car park full of brand-new trucks, loaders and refuelling options that have been developed but also on the sidelines with many one-on-one meetings taking place throughout the event.

The push to adopt new technologies within the logging and transport sector is only growing louder. And based on the level of discussion between attendees over the last two days, the future is bright.

Next Event

Planning for future events has already started. If you, or one of your colleagues, is interested in presenting, please forward details to We would especially like to hear about recent trials and the integration of research into your operations. If you are willing to share lessons from the roll-out of new technology or smart operating practices with a wider audience, we’d like to hear from you.

Who Attended

  • Harvesting and wood flow planners
  • Wood harvesting and log haulage contractors
  • Transport operators
  • Forestry managers
  • Forest owners
  • Port companies
  • Technical foresters
  • Forestry consultants
  • Wood supply chain and logistics companies
  • Key suppliers to forestry, wood harvesting & transport operations

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Event Partners

Premium Event Sponsor

Sponsor Logo - Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

Event Supporters

Sponsor Logo - FICA – Forest Industry Contractors AssociationSponsor Logo - NTA – New Zealand Trucking AssociationSponsor Logo - AFCA | Australian Forest Contractors AssociationSponsor Logo - Log Transport Safety CouncilSponsor Logo - National Road Carriers Association – NRCSponsor Logo - Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New ZealandSponsor Logo - NTA – New Zealand Trucking Association – HARMfree

Event Sponsors

Sponsor Logo - BWI – Brown and Watson InternationalSponsor Logo - ETrucksSponsor Logo - TDDA (The Drug Detection Agency)Sponsor Logo - Astra / MIMICOSponsor Logo - Affiliated Insurance Brokers
Sponsor Logo - ForestLink
Sponsor Logo - C3Sponsor Logo - Port of TaurangaSponsor Logo - CaltexSponsor Logo - Penske New ZealandSponsor Logo - SILodec – Electronic Weigh SystemsSponsor Logo - AlemlubeSponsor Logo - Trimble ForestrySponsor Logo - WIDE TrustSponsor Logo - MIMICOSponsor Logo - WaitomoSponsor Logo - NZISponsor Logo - Mills-TuiSponsor Logo - Patchell GroupSponsor Logo - Finance New ZealandSponsor Logo - LevantaSponsor Logo - FilterProSponsor Logo - Waimea EngineeringSponsor Logo - ZSponsor Logo - AutoSenseSponsor Logo - RemsoftSponsor Logo - ChemzSponsor Logo - Trackit (SML)

FIEA Partners

Sponsor Logo - Eagle TechnologySponsor Logo - ArxadaSponsor Logo - HoltecSponsor Logo - C3Sponsor Logo - Atlas | IntegralSponsor Logo - Key Knife | Braford IndustriesSponsor Logo - Rotorua Economic DevelopmentSponsor Logo - Trimble ForestrySponsor Logo - ScionSponsor Logo - USNRSponsor Logo - FWPASponsor Logo - RemsoftSponsor Logo - NZ Logger

Media Partners

Sponsor Logo - ForestTECH NewsSponsor Logo - NZ LoggerSponsor Logo - WoodTECH NewsSponsor Logo - Friday OffcutsSponsor Logo - HarvestTECH News