Seminar about networks and logistics services of South Europe

Seminar about networks and logistics services of South Europe

(28/04/2015) On April 28 it took place in the Castle of Sant Ferran de Figueres Seminar about networks and logistics services of South Europe, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Girona. The conference focused on the presentation of the ifreightmed project, which is geared to better use existing infrastructures.

25% of goods coming from Asia to central Europe pass through Barcelona and Valencia; 75% prefer to continue to reach the ports of northern Europe because it is cheaper then transport the goods from the Netherlands / Hamburg to central Germany. The Mediterranean corridor, promoted mainly by Ferrmed, represents an opportunity for the Girona region to correct this trend.

Although the emphasis of the conference was focused on intermodal transport (ship, rail, road), it became clear that

the road transport is still the most competitive mean.

Factors influencing this fact include the personal attention of a driver to the cargo versus rail cars, for example, that in case of failure, it is not treated quickly enough. Transportation by train will get his chance on long journeys, heavy goods, and depends largely on filling rail cars at return.

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