Oil route brings Spanish delicacy to European market

A new route has been established for the transport of olive oil from Spain to Belgium. It is a weekly, door-to-door intermodal connection with two points of origin: Seville and Malaga. The service is an initiative of Transfesa Logistics.

The Spain-based logistics firm has been carrying shipments along the new route for the past two months. According to the company, it responds to the growing demand from the large food chains throughout Europe for this type of product.

Multimodal

In order to optimise transit time and efficiency, the company combines its road and rail services. The batches of olive oil are transported by truck from origin to the logistics terminal of Almussafes, in Valencia. From there, they travel in containers, via Dourges, to Belgium. The final leg is also carried out by road.

The launch of the ‘oil route’ is part of a strategy to develop door-to-door corridors from the south of Spain to numerous countries such as Belgium and the Netherlands. Transfesa Logistics is also developing a route for the export of food products, considering the interest in Spanish gastronomy and vegetables garden abroad.

Direct connection

The company is extending its intermodal service of direct delivery to the indicated destination anywhere in Europe to all types of goods (food products, refrigerated products, automotive, etc.). Due to requests for new connections from Spain by clients from different sectors, Transfesa Logistics plans to continue implementing more novelties in this type of logistics operations.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of RailFreight.com, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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