The ZAL still has 279,500 m2 of land on which to build more than 180,000 m2 of new logistics warehouses, which enables it to offer flexibility to its customers in response to any type of logistics need.
2014 for the ZAL of the Port of Barcelona meant its consolidation as a logistics infrastructure partner for its customers, valuing above all its flexibility and customer orientation, which is demonstrated by the confidence of existing customers in opting for the ZAL to consolidate their growth, such as Districenter, DB Schenker, Naeko Logistics, Tipsa, Eis Marítimo, Docks, Decathlon, Westwing, TLSA, WDFG, Agility, Nippon Express, … which together with the addition of new customers such as Molenbergnatie and Envialia have led the company to have an occupancy rate of 94% at year end, having leased 58,000 m2 new premises net in 2014.
During 2014 CILSA invested 3.2 million euros, operating primarily on preparing logistics premises for customers in response to the growth experienced.
Continuing with CSR policies that characterise the company, it is worth highlighting the 6,000 m2 that were donated free of charge to the Food Bank Foundation for the Gran Recapte 2014 campaign, and the contract renewal with the Cares Foundation for whom CILSA is a founding patron.
In addition, during the month of December, CILSA exercised its preferential right to purchase the German bank UBS, a logistics enclave with premises of 16,300 m2 and a 28,000 m2 plot located in the ZAL Prat with Seur Operations as the tenant, which is an excellent opportunity to recover a reference asset and incorporate it into the existing concession, enabling the development of the second phase of the ZAL to be consolidated.
Today, CILSA manages 212 hectares located in the municipalities of Barcelona (69 ha) and El Prat de Llobregat (143 ha) and has built directly in the ZAL a total of 403,280 m2 logistics warehouses that are available for leasing as well as a 11,254 m2 office building known as Service Center. Likewise, CILSA has granted leasehold rights to customers who have built 211,000 m2 of premises, forming a logistics park of 625,534 m2, a pioneer in Spain in this type of development.
The ZAL still has 279,500 m2 of land on which to build more than 180,000 m2 of new logistics warehouses, which enables it to offer flexibility to its customers in response to any type of logistics need, making it a business partner with whom to accompany their growth in the medium and long term in an ideal location, reaching more than 800,000 m2 of top level logistics infrastructure when fully developed.
Proof of this is that in the ZAL over 5,000 people work directly in more than 130 renowned companies, both national and international, such as Decathlon, Carrefour, Alfil/Grupo DAMM, Indukern, Kühne+Nagel Naeko Logistics, Rhenus, Transnatur, World Duty Free Group, CMA-CGM, etc.
The sector segments implanted in the ZAL are represented by import and export distributors and manufacturers, together with logistics operators (80%); and freight forwarders, with 16%. Likewise, owing to the exponential growth of the e-commerce sector the courier segment is beginning to be significant.
Source and photo: BCL