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.
West Fraser response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and how it affects our operations.
CORONAVIRUS AND WEST FRASER’S OPERATIONS
Our primary goal is to protect our workforce and maintain business continuity...