Throughout our more than 80 years in the logistics, import and export sector, the Pinho Group has had the opportunity to be part of great projects. And precisely because we have extensive experience in all stages of importing products and large machinery, we are honored to carry out all the logistics of importing parts and machinery from the new Klabin plant: the Puma II Project.
The industrial complex located in Ortigueira, Paraná, will have two stages of expansion until 2023, counting with the construction of two innovative paper machines.
The project will make Klabin the first company in the world to produce Eukaliner paper, for which it already holds a patent. Together with White Top Kraftliner, the papers require less energy to be produced and have results up to 20% higher than current market products.
The great differential of our work is that besides the expertise with clearance, a very delicate stage that requires a lot of care and knowledge, we are able to attend all the import process. That is, we take care of the cargo until it is delivered at its final destination. When it comes to large machinery, having this total control makes all the difference, but requires a lot of knowledge and expertise.
Among the imported equipment, there are many items with excess dimensions and/or weight, and for these items the planning and engagement of stakeholders is essential. There is a great complexity regarding the transport and movement of these items with weights that reach 100 (one hundred) tons and more than 40 (forty) meters long, explains Rafael Anaya, Pine Group Supervisor of Project Puma II.
It is necessary to take a critical and attentive look at the detail, to predict what may occur and try to anticipate all possible bottlenecks, even before collecting this material abroad. Everything needs to be well aligned, collection at the factory, shipment at the port of origin, unloading at the port of destination, customs clearance at the port of destination, and collection at the port to the Klabin plant.
One of the pillars of the Pine Group has always been to work with great partners and before we arrived at Project Puma II, in 2019 we did a thorough job on Project Eldorado, developed by Andritz - and after it was finished, we were hired again for the following projects.
After Klabin hired Andritz in Project Puma II to assemble 5 lines in the factory, the Pine Group was chosen by Andritz as the logistical supplier, being fully responsible for clearance and with an In-House team (within Andritz) in all logistics with shared responsibility.
Andritz Pulp & Paper is an Austrian installation engineering company, a reference and world leader in the supply of systems, equipment and services for the production of pulp, paper, tissue and board. Andritz also operates in complete plant maintenance, optimization, modernization and reconstruction of equipment, spare parts and field technical support.
After the planned execution, Andritz orders the items for suppliers abroad (in some cases Andritz from Finland buys and sells to Andritz from Brazil).
And it's after that stage that we go in.
Each and every project demands a lot of organization. It is a challenge for Pinho, to contribute with the client to the organization and planning of actions, in order to optimize the import shipments, finding the most effective way to conduct the process, in order to meet the macro result and not only an isolated demand, adding productivity and when possible, reducing final costs within the whole project, Anaya points out.
As soon as the suppliers issue the necessary documents to send to Brazil, the In-House team at Pinho receives these documents and checks them thoroughly.
The steps are in:
THE STEPS BEFORE BOARDING:
Even if these products already have a pre stipulated tax classification, Pine makes the analysis of this documentation and adjusts, if necessary.
To do the validation, the Pine team talks to the engineering and all areas involved in the process to understand and bring the best classification of all parts and leave the documentation accordingly.
Another detail that we have defined is to check if any import is restricted to shipment, to proceed according to the standards.
Pine then also checks the availability of the forwarder to load the product to be imported.
It is necessary to take a critical and attentive look at the detail, to predict what may occur and try to anticipate all possible bottlenecks, even before collecting this material abroad. Everything needs to be well aligned, collection at the factory, shipment at the port of origin, unloading at the port of destination, customs clearance at the port of destination, and collection at the port to Klabin's factory, explains Anaya.
THE STEPS DURING BOARDING:
After the In House team approves the boarding, we follow up the shipment and, together with the clearance team, we compile the documents so that everything happens as planned.
In order to have full control and security of the process, the clearance team makes a double check on these documents, complementing the work of the In House team. After the double check, we follow up for the customs clearance of this cargo.
At this stage, as Anaya says, as dispatch commissioner, a great challenge is the quantification of the team to attend, since it is a temporary project and has curves where the volume of shipments increases. "This, forces us to have qualified people to attend the peaks, but find a way to take advantage of this resource in moments of lower volume, without the need to give up this collaborator, always seeking to retain talented people and decrease the turnover, which will ensure greater quality to the customer".
THE STEPS IN THE CARGO ARRIVAL:
On arrival of the cargo, the customs clearance begins with an interaction work with the expert and the Federal Revenue, helping in a close way to release occur without problems.
Pinho is not only an intervener in this import process, but also the legal representative of the importer, therefore, the company that is one of the "voices" of the importer before the consenting bodies.
Often, we are also a link between the importer and government agencies for alignments, given the particular characteristics of these shipments, and we need to exploit the expertise we have to execute processes properly, which meet customer needs and comply with legal regulations, highlights Anaya.
Still during the release, Pine works for the monitoring and planning of road transportation of this import together with the carrier.
This work is done to optimize transportation since it is necessary to understand what the process is and how big the load is in order to have trucks suitable for each load. Our goal is to optimize the space in this transport with a better use of the vehicles.
In this procedure, it is also necessary to understand which mode of transport needs to be carried out and thus assist road transport in this matter.
Finalized this step with the delivery to the destination, finishing the process successfully.
Important detail: In the case of the import processes with Andriz, we do not have the return of the empty container, because the company has its own container.
Being able to carry out this work, of extreme responsibility, also brings a lot of satisfaction to all who are part of the Pine Group. As Rafael Anaya comments:
I believe that the most rewarding thing is for you to know that you were part of a very complex and robust project - this will be one of the largest pulp mills in the world - and that your participation contributed for this project to proceed towards its realization.
To learn more about Project Puma II, watch the video below!