FLEXIBLE AND TIMELY
The success of the Paper Excellence logistics network lies with the employees. Each day, they solve challenges and make timely decisions that ensure our products are delivered in full, damage-free and on time at our customers’ locations. Our commitment to customers is second to none and we are supported by a system that is operated by trained experts who network with logistic specialists at all points throughout the supply chain, starting at mill planning and production through to the product’s final destination. A common approach to collaboration helps drive action on business and customer priorities. Also, we continually focus on economical and sustainable transportation modes to reduce our carbon footprint.
NUMBER OF TONNES SHIPPED BY MODE OF DISTRIBUTION
TOTAL – 3,145,000 TONNES
SURREY DISTRIBUTION CENTRE (SDC)
On the west coast of Canada, Paper Excellence operates a large-scale 420,000 square-foot cargo distribution centre dedicated to handling our pulp and paper products. The facility, which opened in March 22, 1999, has an annual throughput capacity of 1 million tonnes and can hold up to 40,000 tonnes of inventory.
SDC receives product by covered barge, rail and truck, most of it (50,000 tonnes a month) is brought in over a dedicated barge dock. The product is then shipped to customers in Canada, the US and export destinations. Most products ship out of the SDC by container, with the facility capable of shipping over 400 containers per week. For the export market, containers are loaded and then trucked to one of four terminals at the Port of Vancouver.
- Smoothed concrete floors
- 2 barge berths
- 33 truck or container loading doors
- 2 indoor rail sidings for 13 rail cars
- A fleet of 50 lift trucks
Paper Excellence Surrey Distribution Center is a Smartway© shipper and partners with carriers who have this designation to reduce our carbon footprint. Smartway© encourages best practices in freight supply chains focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through more efficient use of equipment.