SAO PAULO, Aug. 13, 2019 (Press Release) -Klabin, Brazil’s largest packaging paper producer and exporter, won today (Aug. 13) the public bid for the warehouse at the Port of Paranaguá in Paraná. At the auction, held at the headquarters of B3 in São Paulo, the company obtained access to an area measuring 27,530 m2 for 25 years, with the possibility of renewal for another 45 years. Investments totaling around R$130 million are planned and operations are scheduled to start in 2022.
“The Port of Paranaguá is one of Brazil’s most important ports and the principal shipment route for Klabin’s production. With the Puma II Project and the expected growth in export volumes, the new warehouse will provide long-term operational guarantee, fully verticalizing our operation by connecting the railway line from the plants directly to the port terminal, which enables us to achieve high logistics productivity rates and, consequently, increase the competitiveness of our products, which is essential for the sector,” said Sandro Ávila, Operational Planning, Logistics and Procurement Officer.
With the terminal concession, the company will optimize its entry into the global pulp and paper markets, ensuring greater speed and efficiency throughout the shipment process.
Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop shop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. Founded in 1899, it has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina.
With its entire management guided by sustainable development, Klabin pursues integrated and responsible growth that combines profitability, social development and environmental commitment. Klabin has been a component of the Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3) since 2014. It is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and to the Brazilian Pact to Eradicate Slave Labor, and seeks suppliers and business partners that share its values of ethics, transparency and respect for sustainability principles.