Valencia, Spain (PortSEurope) January 2, 2018 – Valencia port started a railway import service of vehicles in December, when two convoys left the harbour to Madrid, loaded with new Peugeot and Citroën cars.
The two brands rely on Valencia as a port of entry and distribution of new cars, according to sources from Valencia port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia). Specifically, there were two lines of new Peugeot and Citroën vehicles of manufacturer PSA, operated by Gefco, which loaded vehicles in the port of Valencia to move them to Madrid.
The cars arrived at the port of Valencia from Italy aboard ships of Grimaldi. It is the first time that rail transport is used for the import of vehicles. So far, this type of transport was used only for export, while the import was done exclusively by road.
The new service is another step in Valencia port’s commitment to rail transport, which in 2017 gave an important boost with the entry into service of the night rail transport, which allowed the harbour to have this type of transportation 24 hours a day.
Source: La Vanguardia
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