BRAZIL (News release) -- Fibria announced that it started construction on an intermodal terminal located in Aparecida do Taboado, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, which will ship the pulp produced at its new facility in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul to the Macuco Terminal at the Port of Santos in São Paulo, from where it will be exported to clients in Asia, Europe and the United States.
The intermodal terminal will have annual pulp shipment capacity of 1.95 million tons. Construction is slated to be concluded in July 2017. The startup of Fibria's second pulp production line in Três Lagoas is scheduled for early in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Fibria's investment in the new Aparecida do Taboado Intermodal Terminal is included in the overall amount, of R$7.5 billion ($2.4 billion), to be invested in the Horizonte 2 Project. The terminal will adopt the structural standard of integrated terminals located in other regions of Brazil, which serve freight hubs to expedite the use of broad-gauge railroads (rail structure that allows freight cars and locomotives to travel at higher speeds).
Aligned with the company's social development strategy, the terminal's construction will create 220 direct and indirect jobs. Once operational, the Terminal in Aparecida will strengthen the Midwest logistics corridor.