Barcelona boosts cargo terminal

BARCELONA Airport’s bounce-back to 2007 cargo volume levels has pushed the need for expansion at its cargo terminal.

Two companies will establish their services there: logistics company Transports AZKAR and handling company Flightcare. There are now 120 logistic companies operating at Barcelona El Prat Airport.

The 100,000m2 of industrial and business land that have been opened up are part of the project’s third phase, and represent an investment of €11.3 million (US$15.9 million) made by the Spanish Airport Public Authority. The second phase still has space on offer.

Goods transportation through the airport increased by 16.1 per cent in 2010 from 2009 levels reaching 104,280 tonnes. Cargo transport is recovering after the dive in 2009, which saw it plummet to 2003 levels.

In the first two months of 2011, already 1.2 per cent more goods have been transported compared to the same two months in 2010.

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