News – Adif awards management of services & commercialization of the merchandise terminal of Granollers, Barcelona – July 10, 2019
Adif (state rail company) has awarded, for an amount of €1,643,155.8, the contract for the management of services and commercialisation in the cargo terminal of Granollers (Barcelona) to the consortium UTE Granollers, comprising the Transfesa Logistics, Renfe Merchandise and Integral Logistics Solutions companies.
During a period of six years, extendable three more, the awarded UTE will manage and market, at its full risk and venture, the spaces, facilities and resources of this terminal, which has a total area for logistical use of 15,500 m² and five lanes where UTI loading and unloading operations are carried out.
In this railway terminal as a public service, the awarded UTE will be obliged to provide the handling service Intermodal Transport Units (UTI) to railway companies and other candidates who request it according to the conditions and prices approved by the own awardee, as provided by the Railway Sector Law, and that must be published on the website, where this information can be obtained free of charge. In any case, for the provision of this service will be governed by the principles of equality, transparency and non-discrimination.
The provision of other services associated with the logistics of the transport of goods that may be required, such as the storage and storage of UTI, cleaning and repair and inspection, customs management and shipments, billing and others, will be carried out on a commercial, in accordance with the agreements and agreements reached between the awarded entity and the companies interested in them.
In addition, the contractor must offer the provision of other services linked to the train in the terminal, such as maneuvering.
UTE Granollers must maintain the prices for the provision of services, which had been approved by the previous contractor for the entire year 2019, as required in the specifications itself.
As a commitment to quality in the provision of services, the contractor may not charge the services performed, if they had been subject to the complete cessation of the means (handling or maneuvers) exceeding 24 hours when a request could not be attended.
The UTE is obliged to perform the provision of services with full transparency and equal treatment, providing Adif with all the information required on the services provided (type and number of services).
In addition, Adif will make public the technical offer of the contractor in order to inform of the commitments to provide services acquired by it.
The merchandise terminal, located in the capital of the Vallès Oriental district of Barcelona, recorded an activity during 2018 of 673 trains handled and received, 19,634 handled ITUs and 784 hours of locomotive movement.
This award is part of the actions that Adif performs, in line with the Infrastructure, Transport and Housing Plan (PITVI) of the Ministry of Development, to encourage active participation in the provision of services by the different agents involved in the logistics chain of rail freight transport.