CMPC Pulp mills resume operation as lorry drivers‘ strike ends


Chilean pulp, paper and board producer CMPC is ramping up operation at its pulp mills in Chile.

The company had to interrupt production because the mills could no longer be supplied due to the lorry drivers‘ strike in southern Chile. Production at the Santa Fe mill in Nacimiento stopped on 7 May, with the plants at the Pacifico site in Angol and in Laja idled on 9 May.

According to local media, the lorry drivers‘ strike ended on Saturday, so CMPC was gradually starting to ramp up production at its mills again on Sunday, with the Nacimiento mill only starting on Tuesday due to low supplies. However, the process will take some time for the mills to reach normal operation again.

An official statement from CMPC was still outstanding when this article was published.


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