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Logistec USA and Waterson Terminal Services expect growth in lumber handling at ProvPort

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 22, Marine terminal operators Logistec USA Inc. (“LOGISTEC”) and. Waterson Terminal Services, LLC (“WTS”), who entered into a cargo-handling agreement in June at ProvPort, in Providence (RI), are preparing to handle an increased volume of lumber to meet growing demand in the northeastern U.S. markets. The first vessel of specialized lumber from Europe, destined for manufacturers in the housing and construction markets throughout New England, arrived at ProvPort last month.

Logistec had been the terminal operator at the Port of New London (CT) for the past 20 years. After its mandate ended in April 2019, Logistec moved its operations to ProvPort. Many lumber customers who had come to depend upon Logistec’s reliable and efficient service over the years at New London, chose to move their business to ProvPort with Logistec.

“This is exciting for us,” explained Rodney Corrigan, President of Logistec. “When we made the move to ProvPort, our long-term customers at New London were our first concern. We have built incredibly strong relationships with our customers over the years and we understand the complexities of their business extensively. When our customers told us they would adjust their supply chain to move with us to ProvPort, we worked very closely with WTS to ensure a seamless transition. Given the success of our first lumber vessel discharge and additional vessels forthcoming at ProvPort, we will continue to offer our existing and new customers operational expertise, advanced technology and creative solutions as we move forward.”

“ProvPort is the ideal marine facility for all types of break-bulk cargo destined for markets throughout the Northeast. Providence’s close proximity to large-scale projects means quicker turnaround time to market and more control over the complete supply chain for our customers,” added Chris Waterson, General Manager of WTS. “This is our first lumber shipment in almost 20 years and we are excited to be working with Logistec and tapping into its network to bring new cargoes and customers to ProvPort.”  Photo Logistec