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Navigator profit up 151% through June – Indústria



Navigator will distribute 11 million bonuses to its 3,200 employees - Industry

In the first half of this year, Navigator recorded a profit of 161.9 million euros, which is equivalent to an increase of 151.3% compared to 64.4 million recorded in the same period in 2021.

In its reporting to June this Thursday, the pulp and paper maker shows a turnover of 1,142 million euros “driven by favorable price developments”, representing an increase of 59.8% compared to the same period.

The company emphasizes that 94% of UWF paper sales came from the external market, although domestic sales rose by about 13% “in response to the shortage of paper that was felt in the country throughout the semester.”

EBITDA reached 345 million euros in this half year, up 129% year-on-year, with a return on sales of 30% (up 9 percentage points on the same period last year), “thanks to efforts to improve and consume, as well as the very favorable evolution of sales prices in international markets,” he explains.

The net debt of the company, which this Thursday announced an agreement with the German company P2X Europe to produce green fuel for the aviation sector, has decreased by about 137 million euros in the first half of the year (compared to 2021). to 521 million. Net debt/EBITDA ratio increased from 2.22x to 0.95x.

In presenting its half-year results, Navigator emphasizes that it maintains a “historically strong backlog of orders reflecting a strong drop in available supply in its main regions where it operates,” indicating that Europe “could be room for further growth.” capacity cuts following strategic decisions and/or profitability issues, given the strong increase in variable costs that the sector is suffering from.”

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The group also believes that “the pulp sector is experiencing a unique moment at the global level with prices hitting record highs worldwide”, given the “very strong, albeit temporary, imbalance between supply and demand in pulp, as well as the concentration of global annual shutdowns for maintenance in the first semester and a delay in the start of new investments”, to which were added the effects of the strike in the first four months of the year in Northern Europe and logistical problems. restrictions that “punished also the available supply”.

There is also a “corresponding increase in transit times, numerous delivery delays and a general lack of logistical facilities,” he said.

The Navigator also notes that logistical costs have risen “to never-before-seen levels”, suggesting that “logistical problems will remain in the coming months, namely congestion in ports, as a result of a lack of human resources and an imbalance in the necessary funds.” for liquid operation.

“In this context, Navigator acted quickly by increasing the productivity of its production assets and improving the efficiency of consumption of raw materials and subsidiaries, mitigated the increase in variable costs by curbing consumption, namely in pulp production, and continued efforts to contain fixed costs, which increased proportionally less than the growth in activity,” the company said in a statement, which also indicates that the strengthening of the dollar during this period was reflected in average prices, which had a positive effect on its results.

His most recent bet, the packaging segment, achieved 51 million sales in a semester, he said, “roughly the turnover for all of 2021.”

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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