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Canfor curtails Northwood Pulp operations due to strike at B.C. ports

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CNW Group/Canfor Pulp Products Inc.)

Canfor Pulp Products Inc. is curtailing operations at its Northwood Pulp Mill in Prince George effective July 13.

The curtailment is due to limited storage space for pulp products that cannot be transported overseas as a result of the ongoing labour dispute at B.C. ports. The downtime is expected to remain in place for the duration of the labour dispute and will remove approximately 11,000 tonnes of market kraft pulp per week.

“We are urging the federal government to take action to bring a swift end to the labour dispute at the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. As a result of the strike, we are unable to ship approximately 70% of our pulp products to customers in Asia,” said Kevin Edgson, President & CEO, Canfor Pulp, in a news release. “We regret that our Northwood employees are being impacted as a result of a separate labour dispute and we recognize the effect it will have on them, their families, our suppliers and the community.”

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