Cilsa, management company of ZAL Port of Barcelona, has finished 2014 with an occupation of 94% and acquires a logistical enclave in ZAL Prat of 16.300 m² which occupies Seur.

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CILSA, sociedad participada por el Port de Barcelona, Saba y SEPES, presidida por Sixte Cambra y dirigida por Alfonso Martínez, ha cerrado el ejercicio 2014 con una cifra de negocio de 38,3 M€ y un incremento del EBITDA del 4% alcanzando los 18,4 M€.

On the picture: Alfonso Martínez, Director General of ZAL Port de Barcelona, Sixte Cambra, President of the Port of Barcelona and Josep Martínez Vila, Chief delegate of Saba infrastructures, today, during the press conference on the economic results of ZAL's the 2014.

During 2014 and once finished the process started in 2012, where the total spending between 2012 and 2014 was reduced in a 7%, the direct amount managed by the company in a 28% and the common services in a 17%, thanks to the public bidding of the 100% of them. CILSA has recorded a total revenue of 38.3 billion euros and it has increased its EBITDA by 4% reaching 18.4 million and Net Profit at 38.1%, reaching 3.9 million, the best results in its history.

2014 has led to ZAL Port of Barcelona to the consolidation as a logistic infrastructures partner for its clients, valuing, above all, flexibility and customer orientation, which already demonstrates through their clients confidence, who trust in ZAL to consolidate their growth. These are companies 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 and Molenbergnatie and Envialia have led the company to have occupancy of 94% at year end, with the hiring of 58,000 new net 2014 m².

This has placed the net financial debt of 124.3 M € CILSA at the end of the period with a backlog (contracts signed income) exceeding 384 M€, representing a 42% increase compared to 2012, demonstrating the financial strength of the company and the trust of its customers in ZAL Port of Barcelona as a strategic location for logistics.

During 2014 CILSA has made an investment of 3.2 M€ operating primarily in the preparation of logistics warehouses to customers in response to the growth experienced and in changing the entire structure of the climate installation of the Service Center, a building of 11,250 m² of offices.

Following the CSR policies that characterized the company, it is important to highlight the 6,000 m² that the company has given freely to the Food Bank Foundation for the campaign of 2014 (Gran Recapte) and the renewal of the contract with the Cares Foundation, whose Cilsa is founding patron.

In addition, during the month of December, CILSA has exercised preferential rights which had to acquire the German bank UBS, a logistical enclave of 16,300 m² of warehouse and 28,000 m² of plot located in ZAL Prat, whose tenant is Seur Operations, which is an excellent opportunity to recover an asset of reference and incorporate it into the existing concession, allowing to consolidate the development of the second phase of the Zal.



CILSA (Intermodal Logistics Centre, SA) is the corporation that manages the port concession in the area of ​​logistics activities (ZAL) of the Port of Barcelona. CILSA is owned by the Port Authority of Barcelona with 51%, by the Consortium of Logistics Parks (CPL) with 44% (owned by SABA with 80% society and APB with 20%) and 5% by the public enterprise of the land (SEPES).

Today, CILSA manages 212 hectares located in the municipalities of Barcelona (69 ha) and Prat del Llobregat (143 ha) and it has built directly into the ZAL a total of 403,300 m² of logistics warehouses and an office building rent of 11,254 m², known as Service Center. Also, CILSA has granted surface right to clients who have built about 211,000 m² of warehouses, setting up a 625,534 m² logistics park, a pioneer in Spain in this kind 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 allows to offer flexibility to its customers in response to any logistics needs, becoming a business partner to accompany a growth in the medium and long term in a suitable location, reaching 800,000 m² of first class logistics infrastructures when fully developed.

The ZAL is located within the Port of Barcelona itself (with two shortcuts to it) and next to the Prat International Airport, with excellent connections to the metropolitan road infrastructure, as well as major axes mainline. Its intermodal capacity and its various value added services not only promote greater business efficiency of clients installed on their spaces, but also provide greater quality of life for people who work in them.

All this together with its size, logistics, supply flexibility and logistics become the industry reference platform.

Concrete evidence of this is that more than 5,000 people are directly employed in ZAL in over 130 prestigious companies installed, both nationally and internationally as Decathlon, Carrefour, Bishop / DAMM Group, Indukern, Kühne + Nagel, Naeko Logístics, Rhenus, Transnatur, World Duty Free Group, CMA-CGM, etc.

Implanted industry segments in greater numbers are 80% the import and export distributors, manufacturers and logistics operators and freight forwarders 16%. Also thanks to the exponential growth of e-commerce, it is becoming significant segment of the courier sector.

The ZAL is a window of opportunity, that makes the difference and its reputation allowed it to be the best logistics location for your business, boosting freight traffic of the Port of Barcelona through the rental of logistical services that meet the condition of having maritime traffic infrastructure. The ZAL was the first port logistics platform established in Spain in 1992, and its development has become a role model in many other port areas, giving the generic name for this type of development.

With a private managing for efficiency CILSA offers a wide range of services for both businesses that are installed on this infrastructure and logistics activity, as people who work in them and the cargo carried.

Among the aforementioned services, it is important to highlight the ones regarding to Information Technology and Communication (ICT), having a fully wired platform with own fiber optic telecommunications antennas that allow 4G coverage, services access control and security, system maintenance, transportation public, restaurants, fitness, training, nursery, Border Inspection Post (BIP), full container depot, selective waste collection.

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