To supply the industrial complex, Montes del Plata uses a bimodal transport system. The system combines land and river transportation carried out on four barges. These barges depart from our M'Bopicuá logistics terminal located on the banks of the Uruguay River, in the department of Río Negro, and arrive directly at the port terminal of the industrial complex in Punta Pereira; these barges account for the transportation of approximately 50% of the needed wood supply.
Each barge has a load capacity of 5,000 tonnes, which is equivalent to 170 truckloads. This bimodal system saves 24 million kilometers of trucking annually, with an added benefit to the environment, infrastructure and road safety.
A modern fleet of trucks transports the wood from the center and east of the country directly to the cellulose plant. A transportation station controls this fleet in real time via satellite.
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