Efficient wood supply and logistics
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Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations
Sari Hörkkö, Director, stakeholder relations

Availability of sustainably sourced eucalyptus wood for the new mill is secured through UPM’s plantations on its own and leased land as well as through wood sourcing agreements with private partners. UPM’s 30-plus years’ experience in plantation operations in Uruguay secures well managed and productive plantations which produce high quality pulp raw material.

Efficient logistics to ensure supply security from the new mill into global markets will be secured by road improvements, extensive railway modernization and construction of a port terminal.

UPM will build a deep sea pulp terminal in Montevideo’s port with an investment of approximately USD 280 million. Direct rail access from the mill to this modern deep sea port terminal creates an efficient supply chain to world markets.