Tarragona, Spain (PortSEurope) January 21, 2022 – The Port of Tarragona has started this Thursday the first regular multi-customer railway service TECO (container express train/tren exprés de contenidors) at the port. The new service is operated by Multirail, which is in charge of marketing, powered by Captrain, while Transpaís will load and unload the containers at the PortTarragona Terminal La Boella. As a multi-customer convoy, any
interested company will be able to use it independently of whether it is purely continental traffic or with a maritime component. The service connects Tarragona with Andalusia and vice versa at least twice a week, with stops in Córdoba (El Higuerón), Seville (La Negrilla) and San Roque (Cádiz), with a transit time of 24 hours. Occasionally, according to demand, there will be three weekly outings. This first convoy is 550 meters long and has carried 1,500 tons of goods. The use of PortTarragona Terminal La Boella, instead of the Entrevies terminal, will improve handling efficiency and transport capacity. PortTarragona Terminal La Boella The Boella intermodal terminal is where the trains will arrive and be dispatched; a minimum of 10 wagons (20 containers) can enter the port, although the final configuration is flexible depending on demand. Faced with the future expansion and improvement of the PortTarragona Terminal la Boella, with a public-private investment of more than €25 million ($28.3 million), the Port of Tarragona has planned to maintain the service while the works on the infrastructure are carried out. In this way the new terminal will be able to have the first regular service when it comes into operation. The new line is expected to increase traffic by a minimum of 5,000 TEUs in the first year. In addition, the current boom in the railway market and the maritime connections of the Port of Tarragona, such as the Ro-Ro service with Turkey. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2022.
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