FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Canfor Pulp Products Inc. has announced a minimum six-week curtailment of production at Taylor Pulp due to significant transportation shortages that have resulted in inventories at the pulp mill reaching capacity.

“Taylor Pulp has been dealing with ongoing transportation challenges that have significantly impacted the facility’s ability to ship product,” said Don Kayne, Chief Executive Officer, Canfor Pulp.

“We regret the impact the curtailment will have on our employees, their families and the community.”

The current logistical issues have created a very challenging business environment for Taylor Pulp, who were already facing increasing fibre costs brought on by constrained fibre supply in the region, as well as a weaker longer-term outlook for BCTMP markets.

The curtailment will reduce the production of BCTMP by at least 25,000 tonnes, Canfor said in a release.

Canfor previously announced a minimum 4-week curtailment of production at Taylor Pulp back in December 2021 due to extreme flooding and rainfall throughout the province.