Verbrugge is a logistics service provider with terminals in Terneuzen, Vlissingen Netherlands) and Zeebrugge (Belgium). Besides cargo handling and storage, Verbrugge ensures that goods are delivered by containers, rail, barge and truck to their final recipient in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
Cellulose (wood pulp) is the main raw material for producing paper and tissue for personal care. Fibria produces eucalyptus pulp originated from planted forests in Brazil. The production per hectare of eucalyptus is higher than other tree species and results in a lower need for land and therefore more space for other uses, nature and ecology. Sustainability is a critical consideration for both companies. Fibria is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified for all its activities, which ensures that products originate from responsibly managed forests. Fibria keeps about 34% of each forest hectare with native species preserved or restored.
During the 5 year contract more than 8 million tons of cellulose will be shipped from the ports of Portocel (in the Brazilian State of Espirito Santo) and Santos (in the Brazilian State of Sao Paulo) to Verbrugge Scaldia Terminals in Flushing. Verbrugge has in recent years heavily invested in the Scaldia Terminal to cater for the increasing demand for storage and handling of cellulose coming from South America.
In this way Verbrugge Terminals is strengthening its position as a logistics hub for cellulose in Flushing for Europe, the Middle-East and the Far East.