Catalonia is an autonomous community on the northeastern corner of Spain and is of immense value to the Spanish economy as a whole. Occupying 6.3% of Spain my mass, containing 16% of the total population, it generates 20% of Spain’s GDP and accounts for a quarter of its exports. So one can see quite clearly why Spain doesn’t want to see it break away completely!
Catalonia is one of the leading manufacturers of chemicals in the world and is fifth in Europe. It is therefore no surprise that our exports and imports between the northeastern regions of Spain contribute a good percentage of the movements. However, even though most of our export and import departures are able to carry dangerous goods, we do also transport all types of merchandise from every sector of industry, for example; yarn, animal feeds, plastics, kitchenware, machinery, foodstuffs (also temperature controlled), and not forgetting wine!
Barcelona and Tarragona are also seaports, and major ones at that. Aside from being two of the main ports of the Mediterranean, being both financially more attractive than the Northern European ports, and beneficial on transit times to Asia, Tarragona in particular is also the largest port in Southern Europe for chemicals, accounting for 60% of its total cargo traffic.
Our freight service to Barcelona
Of our road freight services to Spain, Barcelona, with its surrounding provinces of Tarragona, Girona and Lleida, is by far our largest southbound route. Departing every day, with the exception of some Monday’s, this area of Spain accounts for upwards of 8 groupage trailers each week, plus many full loads. Slightly less frequent is our import service from Barcelona, although still maintaining upwards of 5-6 trailers each week, leaving every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
- Our export freight service to Barcelona is daily with the occasional exception of Mondays
- Our import freight service from Barcelona is at least three times per week, leaving every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
- ADR and temperature-controlled facilities are available on most departures, export and import
- Transit times vary between 2-5 days depending on the particular origin and destination
- Express dedicated van services are also available with transit times circa 32-36 hours
Barcelona is also a transit hub for some of our other road freight services to Andorra and the Balearic Islands, consisting of Majorca (Mallorca), Minorca (Menorca), Ibiza and Formentera.
In addition to our extensive road freight services to and from Barcelona and surrounding areas, we can also provide sea freight cross trades to and from the ports of Barcelona and Tarragona.
Our Partner in Barcelona
Our partner in Barcelona is M.C. Trinter S.A., established in 1994. Privately owned, and with a team of 70, their headquarters are located in Barcelona comprising 60,000ft² fully equipped warehouse facilities. Additional offices are located at Barcelona airport and Madrid. Their philosophy and primary focus is on service, and ensuring they gain their clients trust and respect. Amongst many industry sectors, like us, they also have a specialisation in the movement of dangerous goods subject to ADR. For more information about M.C. Trinter, visit their website at www.trinter.com.
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