Shipping Company MSC is to launch a dedicated rail service for reefer cargoes and plans to invest in a new cold store as it expands its operations in Spain. The Geneva-based company also hopes its affiliate company Terminal Investment Ltd will secure the operating concession for Valencia’s new T4 complex. An announcement on this is expected in October.
Addressing delegates at the Cool Logistics Global conference in Valencia, Ignacio Ballester, managing director, MSC Spain, said: “We are preparing ourselves for growth in Spain’s reefer trades and the ongoing demands of our customers. By the end of this month we will be running a dedicated train between Zaragoza and Valencia for perishable cargoes and we hope to have secured permission to build a new cold store in the logistics zone at the port of Valencia.”
As reported by worldcargonews.com, Ballester expects MSC to be given the go ahead to build its 25,000m2 warehouse soon. “The planning process has taken a while but we expect to be given the green light for the development shortly,” he said. It represents an investment of approximately €20M and it will feature rooms able to accommodate a full range of chilled and frozen cargoes.”