The Spanish Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing, Rafael Catalá, said that, “Spain aims to become the major logistics platform for southern Europe and northern Africa, serving the global east-west trade routes, as well as the emerging north-south.”
To achieve this goal, which is part of the Logistics Strategy, Spain can offer “its geostrategic position and its credentials in infrastructure and transportation systems,” stressed Catalá.
The official also said that Spain has the largest motorway network in Europe and the world’s fifth best rail infrastructure, as well as the second most extended high-speed network in the world and a port system characterised by its excellent management and results.
According to the Ministry of Development, the logistics strategy that aims to turn Spain into “an international logistics platform of the highest order, connecting Europe, America, Africa and Asia,” will require an investment of around 8,000 million Euro.
The project could be completed by 2024, providing the Iberian country with “the most favourable conditions, both infrastructural (integrated and intelligent) and regulatory, to allow the market to function in the most efficient way possible,” assured Catala.
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