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Fibria starts construction of terminal in Mato Grosso do Sul

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Fibria starts construction of terminal in Mato Grosso do Sul

March 20, 2017 - 10:31
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Construction work has started on the intermodal terminal in Aparecida do Taboado in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Pulp produced at the new Fibria plant in Três Lagoaswill be transported from Aparecida do Taboado to the Port of Santos, state of São Paulo, from where it will be exported to clients in Asia, Europe and the United States. The terminal will have the capacity to ship 1.95 million tons per year and will strengthen the logistics corridor in Brazil’s Midwest region. Terminal construction will create 220 direct and indirect jobs.

In line with its mission of increasing operational efficiency and reducing environmental impacts, Fibria is investing R$ 8 million on the construction of a tunnel to connect forest roads to its plant in Três Lagoas, reducing highway use for transporting wood by 30%. The underground passage, which is 4 meters wide and 22 meters long, is part of the logistics project for the Mato Grosso do Sul unit. The tunnel will enable an increase in the cargo capacity of trucks (triple trailers will have two more carriages connected), reducing operating costs and carbon emissions. The initiative also contributes to driver safety and values the well-being of communities where the company operates.