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 4Q 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.
Fibria is a Brazilian forestry company and the world’s leading eucalyptus pulp producer.