Friday, November 13, 2020

Port of Everett Welcomes Return
of Pulp Cargo Business

The Port of Everett Seaport recently saw the return of pulp cargo for the first time in 15 years with Westwood Shipping Lines vessels exporting the product through the deep-water port.

The regular pulp export shipments stems from an agreement to move 8,000 tons of the product monthly through 2021, the port said.

The port credits its recent investments in on-dock rail and cargo handling equipment and its long-term partnerships with Westwood Shipping Lines, Jones Stevedoring, BNSF railroad and an ILWU workforce who conducted test shipments for securing the new business.

The port now receives pulp bales on a weekly basis as it travels by rail from BC, Canada and later loaded onto a vessel headed to China.