Simplified Softwood Trade: Vanport, The Premier choice of Global Partner

Comprehensive Services to Streamline Your Lumber Trade

At Vanport International, we create value by linking wood product manufacturers with end-users and distributors. Beyond marketing and sales representation, our full range of services includes quality control, logistics, and manufacturing advice. Sourcing from Europe, North America, and South America, we supply our partners in the United States, China, Japan, and other Asian markets.

Global Marketing Network

With decades of expertise in softwood exports, Vanport has cultivated a robust global network. Our team, fluent in English, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese, ensures smooth communication and timely deliveries. Partnering with Vanport means leveraging our extensive connections to customize orders to your specifications and prioritize your needs. Our broad network allows us to source a wide range of products, guaranteeing you the highest quality materials, exceptional service, and unwavering support for your business.

Quality Control and Manufacturer Representation

At Vanport International, we ensure top-quality lumber products through on-site expertise in sawmilling and comprehensive quality control. Our specialists oversee every step of the production process, from initial log selection to final grading, guaranteeing that the lumber meets the highest industry standards. Our buyers regularly visit suppliers to explore new products, inspect quality, and maintain strong relationships, ensuring consistency and reliability in the products we represent and market.

Comprehensive Logistics

At Vanport International, we handle every aspect of logistics to ensure your lumber reaches its destination efficiently and securely. Our services include:

  • Container Stuffing: Expertly packing lumber for optimal transport.
  • Overseas Shipping: Reliable and timely delivery across the globe.
  • Export Certification & Documentation: Ensuring all legal and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Lumber Quality Control: Maintaining high standards throughout the shipping process.

Expert Advising

Our approach to sawmilling starts with the log. If you’re considering cutting for export, reach out to us. Our team will assess the potential of initiating a program at your mill, ensuring you maximize output and quality.

Our Products

The core of Vanport’s business is softwood lumber. We consistently supply both metric and imperial markets with the highest-quality forest products, including Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Taeda Pine, (Sugi) Japanese Cedar, Japanese Hinoki, and other softwood species. Our products are plantation-grown or sourced from the Western US, Canada, Europe, and South America. Vanport provides proprietary grade rules for export lumber, tailored to customer specifications. We ensure top quality standards for grade, moisture content, size tolerance, and general appearance. Additionally, we offer custom cutting programs, cutting to order, and custom drying of specialty products.

Coming Soon: Plywood.

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