Export Lumber

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, where it is transloaded into containers or prepared for bulk shipments. By using the re-load centre, West Fraser can offer its customers highly mixed loads while greatly improving our on time shipment performance. The export re-load facility allows us to have greater control over each individual order as well as a greater selection of shipping lines and docks in Vancouver. In this respect, we are able to competitively service more discharge ports with greater frequency in Japan and other overseas markets.