Klabin Wins Bid for Warehousing and Cargo Handling Area in the Port of Paranaguá in Brazil
Klabin's interest in the warehousing and cargo area was motivated due to the great representativity of the Port of Paranaguá to Klabin's exports, targeting current and also upcoming volumes from future paper machines from its Puma II capacity expansion project.
Sept. 6, 2019 - Klabin announced that on Aug. 13 it won a bid for finished goods warehousing in the Port of Paranaguá (Brazil) in an auction that took place in B3's headquarters (a stock exchange located in Săo Paulo, Brazil). The warehouse area will be used primarily for the storage and cargo handling of pulp and paper.
According to Klabin, the lease grants full access to an area equivalent to 27,530 sq. meters in a 25-year term contract, extensible for additional 45 years, with total estimated investments around R$ 130 million.
Klabin expects operations to begin in January 2022.
In a written statement, Klabin said, “The Company's interest was motivated due to the great representativity of the Port of Paranaguá to Klabin's exports, targeting current and also upcoming volumes from future paper machines from Puma II. This maneuver aims to bring long term operational assurance, allowing for straight and direct rail access from Klabin's industrial operations to the seaport terminal, with high loading efficiency and dock preference.
“Klabin, taking advantage of the flexibility for carrying and storing pulp and paper, as well as the reduction of logistics costs, optimizes its insertion into global markets through a more agile and efficient logistics structure.”
Klabin is the largest producer and exporter of paper for packaging in Brazil, its only company offering one-stop solutions in hardwood, softwood and fluff pulp, and the leader in corrugated board packaging and industrial bags. The company has 17 industrial units in Brazil and one in Argentina. To learn more, please visit:www.klabin.com.br.