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.
Employees at operations in Northern Alberta affected by wildfire activity: go to the wildfire resources page for further information: https://www.westfraser.com/fire