Pulp trade boosts port of Philadelphia as CMPC and others follow major shipper Fibria

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Pulp trade boosts port of Philadelphia as CMPC and others follow major shipper Fibria

May 16, 2016 - 14:03
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PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2016 (Local News) -The next time you grab a Bounty paper towel, Charmin or Scott bathroom tissue, Pampers or Luvs diaper, it just might have come from wood pulp shipped through the Tioga Marine Terminal in Port Richmond.

Fibria Celulose, the world's largest producer of eucalyptus pulp, sends 360,000 tons of pulp a year from Brazil into Tioga on the Delaware River, an operation that supports the jobs of 160 stevedores and terminal workers. And now other wood-pulp companies are looking to come, too.

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, a state agency that owns the terminal, says it will need to retrofit a second warehouse to accommodate the expected influx.

Philadelphia Inquirer - No fiction: Pulp trade boosts port jobs

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