West Fraser exports lumber primarily into the Far East and Asian markets. Most of our product is transported by tarped truck to our export re-load centre in Surrey, B.C., near Vancouver. There it is trans-loaded into containers or prepared for bulk shipments. By using the re-load centre, West Fraser can offer its customers highly mixed loads while significantly improving our on-time shipment performance. The export re-load facility allows us to have greater control over each order as well as a more extensive selection of shipping lines and docks in Vancouver. In this respect, we can competitively service more discharge ports with higher frequency in Japan and other overseas markets.
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