In 2020, 100% of our cellulose was delivered by barges. This means the use of a transport with smaller carbon footprint transportation and reduced cargo vehicles traffic on the BR101 expressway linking the Bahia and Espírito Santo states.
In a continuous mode, teams and crews work in different shifts in 24×7 operations. While a barge is being loaded in Belmonte, another one is navigating alongside the region´s coastline. At the same time, a third barge is unloaded in Barra do Riacho (Espírito Santo). When it arrives in the terminal, a tug boat is disengaged from a barge and engaged to another one, thus starting the return trip.
In 2021, the barges will receive thermal cameras. The objective is recording the movements of whales and small boats. The images will be read by a software that emits different audible alarms when identifying any obstacle in front of the barge within a radius of up to two kilometers. This is safety at sea!