The Seville Port Authority provides collaboration for coordinating the rail infrastructure within the port
The Guadalquivir Maritime Terminal which is comprised of Boluda Lines and McAndrews has the consession for the Port of Seville Terminal for the next 29 years
The Guadaquivir Maritime Terminal (TMG) has reached an agreement with maritime company Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) to manage the operational handling of the railway of this Swiss Multinational Company by means of a new rail service in the Port of Seville. The press will be informed today, April 4th by Manuel Gracia, President of the Seville Port Authority, Ignacio Ballester, Manager of MSC Spain Central Office and Francisco Montes Manager of Boluda Maritime Terminals.
TMG is comprised of Boluda Lines, the integrated transport division of The Boluda Maritime Corporation and McAndrews that forms part of the CMA-CGM group. Together they will operate the container terminal in the Port of Seville for the next 29 years. This container terminal, spread over some 180.000m2, is home to all the port infrastructure associated with containerised freight traffic, the dock, the RORO ramp, a rail terminal with three train tracks and a capacity for trains of up to 750m and a container yard.
The agreement has been posible thanks to the collaboration of the Seville Port Authority who has allowed for the perfect coordination of the operation of the trains in the port area and above all the efficient use of the existing railway line in the Guadalquivir Maritime Terminal, a logistics platform located in the Batán dock, in the inland maritime port in the city of Seville.
The rail line, thanks to the agreement reached, will allow the Guadalquivir Maritime Terminal to improve its land network connections both thanks to the rail line and the SE-30 bypass. Both these will allow for transit times to be reduced.
This new service offered by MSC will strengthen the consolidation of operations within the Guadalquivir Maritime Terminal. The start of this new rail activity will bring two return goods trains per week with a load of 56 TEUs. A direct link between Atlantic Ocean routes and the centre of Andalucia will be provided by the Port of Sines in the south of Portugal.