Wood-boring beetles drive up hauliers’ revenues
The ruin wrought by this year’s attack of the bark beetle has been unprecedented in its extent. But the nightmare endured by the forestry managers has proved something of a godsend for the hauliers.
State freight transporter ČD Cargo has capitalised the most, having in the first eight months of this year hauled away 500,000 tonnes more wood than in the same period of 2015. The loggers are at their busiest in the forests of Moravia and Silesia, where the beetle onslaught has been at its worst.