The Port of Barcelona will extend the Intermodal Terminal Center in 2016

The Dry Port of Azuqueca will end 2015 with 75% capacity after increasing its traffic by 150% earlier this year.

The Port of Barcelona and its partners in the intermodal rail terminal Azuqueca Dry Port / Terminal Intermodal Center (TIC) will drive the project to expand ICT facilities on land purchased in the municipality of Yunquera de Henares during 2016.

The new infrastructure will be able to meet the needs of businesses in the center of the city, complementing services of the Azuqueca platforml which by the end of 2015 will have grown by 160% in the number of containers received with respect to those of 2014.

The future facility will be equipped with terminals of full wagon loads and intermodal transport units (ITU), capable of transporting vehicles, steel products, bulk solids and chemicals.

75% of capacity

The current platform of the Azuqueca Dry Port, with 14 weekly services, has increased its traffic by over 150% in 2015. In 2014, rail terminal traffic counted 19,576 TEUs, while until July 2015 already a total of 29,666 TEUs has been transported. This is expected to exceed 50,000 TEUs before the end of the year, which would represent an increase of 160% over the previous year.

With these figures, the forecasts indicate that the terminal will reach 75% capacity at the end of 2015 and attract new traffic by 2016.

TIC will maintain its specialization in maritime traffic in the current facilities of Azuqueca, allocating new continental traffic and the growth of maritime traffic that can not be absorbed in Azuqueca to Yunquera.

Private – public initiative

Intermodal Terminal Center is a good example of public / private initiative, with the participation of Intermodal Logistics Development companies in a 51.27%, and the ports of Barcelona (36.73%), Bilbao (7%) and Santander (5%).

In the center of Spain, the Catalan facility currently has 9.5 kilometers of roads, that can accommodate 1,500 meters long convoys, consolidation and deconsolidation vessels and logistics zones with interior rail tracks, depot for full and empty containers and customs vessesl, among other solutions.

Source: Cadena de Suministro