Weyerhaeuser launches shipping line
February 20, 2006 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Weyerhaeuser’s commercial marine shipping subsidiary, Westwood Shipping, will soon operate the newly acquired Westw…
Weyerhaeuser’s commercial marine shipping subsidiary, Westwood Shipping, will soon operate the newly acquired Westwood Pomona. The company decided to implement a shipping service between Canada and southern California in order to make business easier for companies who export products between the two countries.
The Westwood Pomona will make round trips between British Columbia and the Port of Long Beach, carrying cargo for Weyerhaeuser and other companies.
“By adding this new service to our own shipping line, Weyerhaeuser is in a unique position to build value for its business and for new customers,” said Craig Lawrence, Westwood Shipping Line. “As ground transportation becomes increasingly challenging due to congestion and higher costs, we’re offering a strong logistical alternative with cost, reliability and environmental benefits.”
The company anticipates there will be environmental benefits from the shipping line. The company has pledged to comply with the Port of Long Beach’s new Green Flag vessel speed reduction program to improve air quality. “We initiated the Green Flag program this year,” said Don Snyder, the port’s trade and maritime services director. “We want fleet operators like Westwood Shipping to join in helping us reduce air emissions from ships in port.”
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