Carrefour renews its confidence in ZAL, Port of Barcelona - ZAL Port of Barcelona


Carrefour renova la seva confiança en la ZAL del Port de BarcelonaBarcelona, March 4th, 2013. Carrefour, a leading company in commercial distribution and hypermarkets in Europe, has signed the renewal of the lease of its wharehouse in the Logistics Activities Area (ZAL) of the Port of Barcelona, from it makes the regional distribution of Catalonia and centers of the Balearic Islands, providing jobs for over 200 people.

The warehouse of Carrefour in ZAL, in July 2009, was an important local investment and it served as a catalyst for the second phase of the logistics platform of the Port of Barcelona, located in the municipality of El Prat de Llobregat. The warehouse was planned as a technical project to measure and it has 44,052 m² and 1,000 m² of offices, built on premises of sustainable development and promoting energy savings.

Carrefour integrates local customs of the places where they are established, which implies a commitment with the economic, social and environmental development. Hence the harmony with CILSA (company that manages ZAL), which from the beginning it was characterized by a highly ethical and technologically cutting-edge management.

In this line, Alfonso Martinez, General Manager of CILSA has stressed that the confidence of a customer of relevance as Carrefour consolidates ZAL as a logistics model in south of Europe.


Carrefour has more than 9,500 locations worldwide, getting second place in the world ranking of net sales, with a volume of 91.506 million euros. The Carrefour Shopping Centres Group has presence in the major cities of the 17 autonomous communities and operates 172 hypermarkets, 112 Carrefour Market, 103 Carrefour Express, 102 gas stations and 450 travel agencies.

Carrefour has been very steady steps to the economic reality of recent years. Innovation has gained particular prominence and their brands, products and formats are constantly evolving, adapting to the needs of the Spanish consumer.


About CILSA:

CILSA (Centro Intermodal de Logística, SA) -owned 51% by Autoridad Portuaria de Barcelona, 44% by Consorcio de Parques Logísticos (CPL) and 5% by Entidad Pública Empresarial de Suelo (SEPES)- rents warehouses to companies that meet the condition of having maritime traffic  born oecause of it was born of the desire to give added value logistics services to the Port of Barcelona. ZAL was the first port logistics platform established in Spain in 1992, and its development has become a role model in many other port settings, giving the generic name for this type of facility.

ZAL Prat, second phase of the logistics platform, in integrated in expanding the port, next to airport and well connected with the terrestrial infrastructure to help to direct merchandise to the markets of the Iberian Peninsula, southern France, Italy and north Africa. As part of the Port of Barcelona Logistics Community you can foster synergies and economies of scale.


More information:

Sara Martínez, Commercial Manager ZAL, Port of Barcelona | E-mail: | Phone: +34 93 552 58 46