Laufer understands the challenges you face when exporting logs or lumber to China, Southeast Asia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. We have a long-established history and extensive relationships at your destination that we can put to work for you. Our service from all major ports and rail ramps, specialized trucking services, and extensive carrier contracts, provides the network and expertise required to manage your forest products’ export logistics.


Serving the forest products industry for decades, we understand the complexity of sourcing products from yards and mills across the country and exporting them efficiently to meet your customers’ needs. Our dedicated Forest Products Team works tirelessly to make the complex look easy.

Laufer representatives become an integral part of your Logistics Team through a commitment to open communication and transparency. Our role is to work on your behalf, recommending solutions to help you meet your customers’ requirements more effectively by leveraging our experience and understanding of shipping forest products internationally. We provide valuable benefits including:

  • Cost effective routing solutions
  • Relationships with all major carriers
  • Service from all US ports and rail ramps
  • Dedicated contacts at origin and destination
  • In-house Letter of Credit processing
  • Fumigation and phytosanitary certificate
  • Freight forwarding services

Export Expertise

Top 10 exporter of forest products to China.

Exporting forest products requires attention to detail, knowledge of local import requirements, including certification and documentation needs for each importing country. We recognize that each shipment has its own unique needs and challenges. Laufer is able to respond to changing requirements through our open communications and team approach to your business.

Our extensive network of contacts and agents allows us to offer a range of services and carrier options to all major ports in China, Southeast Asia, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. From yard and mill, to port, to destination, our service and transportation alternatives provide scheduling flexibility to meet your needs and avoid delays and disruptions that may affect your shipment.

Tracking and Visibility

We know that the ability to manage documents quickly impacts your business. Our tracking portal is a sophisticated management tool that enables complete document management and shipment visibility for both exporters and importers including:

  • Booking confirmations returned the same day

  • Bill of lading issuance within 24-48 hours of sailing

  • AES filing

  • Certificate of Origin

  • Online tracking and tracing of cargo

Industry Associations

Laufer is proud to support the following industry associations:

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For more information, and to learn more about how Laufer can provide a seamless and transparent option for your logistics needs, complete the form at the top of the page and a Laufer Group International representative will contact you to discuss our specialized services for the forest products’ market.

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