deugro continues pulp mill project cargo deliveries to Uruguay
Freight forwarding specialist deugro group is continuing with project cargo deliveries for UPM Uruguay’s pulp mill project. The project slated to deliver 250,000 freight tons of breakbulk and 6,000 containers from various origins worldwide to central Uruguay.
In the latest batch, deugro delivered two evaporator effects, each weighing 207 metric tons and with dimensions of 1695 x 631 x 640 centimetres to the project site. The unit was delivered by barge and road.
Only a couple of months prior, deugro loaded a feed water tank of over 39 metres in length and weighing in at about 210 metric tons by tandem lift at Paldiski port, Estonia. The unit was transported by a BBC Chartering’s vessel.
Investing in the pulp and paper industry vertical
deugro group has invested in the pulp and paper industry and set up a new industry vertical with dedicated teams in strategic markets. The vertical will focus not only on capital projects but also support producers, mill owners and equipment suppliers with other logistics needs throughout the supply chain.
deugro group noted that many believed that the pulp and paper industry was going to shrink with digitalisation on the rise. And yes, this might be true for graphic paper, but the pulp and paper industry as a whole is growing as other products fill the gap: tissue paper for hygiene products and packaging board, to name just two examples. In 2020, different research institutes valued the global pulp and paper market at $519 billion and estimated it to reach $680 billion by 2027, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.45 percent.
deugro added that the industry is changing and transforming. Graphic papers, such as newsprint and coated/uncoated papers, will continue to face a severe decline in demand and adaptation of production capacity. The global production of paper and paper board sums up to more than 400 million metric tons (MT) each year mainly packaging paper and board have faced significant growth in recent years due to the e-commerce boom. Transport packaging for e-commerce is estimated to drive about half of the growth in demand.
The company’s pulp and paper industry vertical is led by Matias Setälä, regional director Scandinavia & Eastern Europe, for deugro. Together with the deugro worldwide project teams Setälä is working on the large pulp mill project in Urugua