VANCOUVER — CN, Squamish Terminals Ltd., Tembec Inc., Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP), West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (WFT) and Daishowa Marubeni International Ltd. have reached an agreement in principle on measures that will result in improvements in supply chain efficiencies for the export of wood pulp from B.C. pulp mills to markets worldwide.
Squamish Terminals is located on Howe Sound, just 32 nautical miles north of Vancouver, and is open to all major break-bulk shipping lines. Squamish Terminals is a wholly owned subsidiary of Grieg Star Shipping AS.
Under the agreement, CN will provide seven-day-a-week service to Squamish Terminals, which in turn will guarantee to unload pulp cars daily. Tembec, West Fraser CPLP and Daishowa-Marubeni will work with both CN and Squamish Terminals to manage inbound traffic flows to match export vessel schedules.