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300 and counting: ABP celebrates as milestone vessel sets sail
ABP staff celebrating the launch of the 300th woodchip vessel. Pictured left to right: Carl Richardson, General Manager - Marketing; Darren Shelden, General Manager - Operations; Leon Allen, Port Manager - Albany Chip Terminal.

300 and counting: ABP celebrates as milestone vessel sets sail

Cheers and celebrations filled the air at Albany Chip Terminal as our 300th woodchip vessel began its voyage to Japan.

The ABP team has celebrated a key moment in its company’s history, with our 300th export vessel departing Albany Chip Terminal in November 2023.

Loaded with high-value Eucalyptus woodchips, the ship – known as the Southern Treasure – set sail for Hokuetsu Corporation’s paper mill in the port city of Niigata, Japan.

Hokuetsu Corporation is ABP’s longest-standing customer, and its involvement made this milestone even more special.

Carl Richardson, ABP’s General Manager Marketing, highlighted the importance of the voyage.

‘300 vessels equate to a staggering 12 million tonnes of woodchips that have been processed and exported since the facility began operating in 2005. This valuable resource has provided substantial economic stimulus and job creation to Western Australia’s south coast region and broader state economy.’

ABP manages a large plantation estate of valuable Eucalyptus trees in the Albany region, harvesting, processing and receiving the chip at our woodchip terminal before exporting to Asian pulp and paper mills.

We’re proud to be partnering with an experienced contractor workforce to safely produce and supply premium woodchips to our valued customers in the growing Asian pulp and paper sector.