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Terminal Marítima De Zaragoza Increases Trains Handled In 2020

Terminal Marítima de Zaragoza increases trains handled in 2020

Zaragoza, Spain (PortSEurope) March 17, 2021 – The Zaragoza Maritime Terminal (tmZ – Terminal Marítima de Zaragoza) operated a total of 3,025 trains in 2020, slightly higher than the 2,985 the previous year and mainly due to increased Aragonese exports, especially in the agri-food sector. In 2020, the annual volume of rail containers mobilized was 92,000, and tmZ forecasts 4% growth this year. “Our assessment
of the results for 2020 is very positive, especially in a year as complex as that on a global level and despite experiencing such adverse situations”, said Ramón Adé, general director of the tmZ told the local Heraldo de Aragón. Despite the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, Aragón maintained export figures in 2020 similar to those of the previous year, exceeding €13,390 million, growth of 0.14% compared to 2019, a year that closed with exports of 13,371 million. This is considered a good result bearing in mind the Covid-19 crisis and limitations imposed on personal movement and international trade. According to the director of the TMZ, the increase in the value of Aragonese exports by sea was 6%., driven by the agri-food sector. “Currently, the terminal has trains with the ports of Barcelona, Algeciras, Bilbao and Vigo, and expects to begin activity with new ones to respond to the demand of the Aragonese market,” sources from the terminal reported on their activity. TMZ operates an average of 60 weekly trains, most of which originate from and / or go to the port of Barcelona –more than five daily services–. The constant growth in traffic at the terminal has already started planning a new expansion. Zaragoza Maritime Terminal (TMZ) is Spain’s leading inland port railway, terminal specialising in container-based freight for both general cargo and for temperature-controlled goods. tmZ is located within the Mercazaragoza Logistics Activities Area (the Ebro Valley agri-food logistics platform) and open to all companies within the region, situated close to the strategic points within its sphere of influence. In addition to being connected to the national rail network and State-run Ports, it gives directly onto the Basque-Aragon motorway, the Madrid-Zaragoza A-road and the Zaragoza-Barcelona motorway, i.e. connecting with the road networks linking Zaragoza to the rest of Spain. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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