Rail transport is constantly changing to adapt to logistical needs.

The challenge of combined transport: increasing sustainability

One of the great challenges facing Spanish rail transport is the creation of an efficient intermodal network linking strategic points in the country and, at the same time, facilitating connections with Europe. In order to achieve this objective, it is proposed to modify the current connectivity, creating synergies to reduce costs during journeys, while taking advantage of transport systems and reducing freight congestion. In this way, it will be possible to reduce the pollution caused by the entire logistics process.

In this sense, Spain, due to its geographical location on the global map and its proximity to the African continent, is considered a key strategic point for initiating a remodelling process. Recent studies on the railway sector reveal that our country is at the bottom of the list in the integration of different modes of freight transport.

For these reasons and to alleviate the lack of development, the Spanish government, the European Union and private companies have realised the need to support this means of transport. For this reason, they are investigating intermodality in order to achieve its effective implementation. The ultimate goal is to create a network that optimises resources and is more environmentally sustainable.

Operinter, a strategic partner

In this commitment to rail, Operinter is a strategic ally. As an integral logistics operator of reference in our country and worldwide under the Alonso Forwarding brand, we have almost 30 years of experience in international trade. Our added value lies in our ability to offer tailor-made logistics solutions at all stages of the supply chain. As part of the Alonso Group, we are working on the development of our Global Logistics Plan, as we have our own rail terminals strategically located in different parts of the Iberian Peninsula, such as Can Tunis and Morrot in Barcelona and Fuente de San Luis and Silla in Valencia, as well as other future connections, providing extensive coverage of the Iberian Peninsula.

Traceability in the railway sector

As transport moves towards intermodality, the traceability of goods is improving thanks to the digitisation of the process. Traceability includes the registration of the load in real time and its tracking. In other words, knowing at all times where the goods are, their destination, how they are being transported and by what type of transport (air, land or sea).

At Operinter, we work to offer the best service to our clients, providing traceability of their goods and committing to intermodal transport that respects the environment.

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