Looking for unique logistics and transport solutions for the mass consumer goods industry
The transport of mass consumer goods from fabrics to main logistics hubs is a highly demanding sector for companies. It requires very targeted and monitored actions to guarantee a smooth process. Following the evolution of the mass consumer goods market, logistics and transport companies such as we must adapt to the resulting changes.
Our intermodal station in Irún reflects precisely this imperative. It is necessary to own facilities optimized for logistics and transport services as well as infrastructure compatible with the handling and storing of mass consumer goods throughout Europe, from Madrid to Barcelona, Paris or Hamburg. Our new logistics platform for intermodal transportation is designed to accommodate multiproduct shipments, a non-existent option until now.
After many years in this sector, the market demands have converted us in experts in mass consumer goods logistics and freight management. We pay close attention to all the details to create a trusting relationship with our clients. The mass consumer goods industry undergoes constant evolution and requires continual innovation from leading companies such as Railsider. That is why our growth follows the progression of the market and our facilities boast the capacity to accommodate this evolution.
“In this sector, the market dictates the conditions of success. Clients request competitive solutions and those imply owning the adequate terminals as well as delivering products from door to door.”
Let us have a look at a couple of examples illustrating how a logistics and transport company adapts to the progression of the mass consumer goods market.
New intermodal station in Irún to reinforce the railway division
We have inaugurated our new facilities dedicated to intermodal transportation and mass consumer goods. This new step is part of our bet in favour of freight traffic diversification. It encompasses two warehouses of 5’000 and 1’650 square metres respectively. The biggest area is equipped with four loading platforms for lorries and indoor railways with three tracks for Iberian and international gauge. We use the smaller facility for logistic storing of merchandise.
Yearly we handle the traffic of over 1.8 million tonnes and, in our intermodal transport hub in Irún, we manage over 15 multiclient and multiproduct trains per week, averaging 1’100 tonnes. The main international destinations are countries such as Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Belgium.
Partnership between Euskotren, CAF and Railsider to operate the rail freight freeways between France and Spain
Antonio Aiz, Basque Government Deputy Minister for Transport, highlights the opportunities born from such synergies in the transport industry for the Basque Country. Combined with the development of the Atlantic rail corridor, they strengthen the connection with the rest of Europe.
A study conducted by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport analyses the viability of the 25 rail freight freeways of the country. It indicates that the route between Vittoria and Paris may be the line most capable of accommodating the highest traffic. This context confirms the importance of the partnership formed last year with Euskotren and CAF regarding the operation of the rail freight freeways between Spain and France.