ZAL and RACC sign a collaboration agreement to promote good practices in road safety, sustainability and environment


ZAL and the RACC sign a collaboration agreement to promote good practices in road safety, sustainability and environment environment
Picture: One of the training activities, planned driving, from the ZAL and RACC agreement. Author: Josep Loaso.

CILSA, ZAL of the Port of Barcelona managing company and RACC have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at disseminating and promoting improvement in habits and good practices in terms of safety, sustainability and environment, related to mobility.

The agreement focuses the dissemination through training workshops quality and economic advantages for the companies established in the ZAL.

This training will be held in classrooms and the Auditorium of the Service Center building of the ZAL, as well as an area of practice and maneuvers for companies located in this area will be used.

The training proposed by the RACC collects subjects related to the activity of companies such as: for companies and workers mobility plans, conferences of safe and sustainable mobility training in road safety, efficient driving, efficient fleet management and safe driving, among others.

Alfonso Martínez, CEO of CILSA states: "this agreement conveys essentially part of our environmental policy aimed at enhancing sustainability and care of the environment that we have the maximum respect from own our logistical development to the present day planning."

CILSA, has led the development, promotion and marketing of this area since its foundation in 1992 and has been a pioneer in social and environmental action to be a benchmark in good practices much before that they are regulating, and voluntarily has implemented the ISO14001 environmental management system in order to commit itself in the most respectful and efficient way, being recently certified.


CILSA (Intermodal Centre of logistics, S.A.) is the company 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 a 63%, by Merlin Properties with 32% and 5% by the public enterprise of land, “Entidad Pública Empresarial de Suelo” (SEPES).

To this day, CILSA manages 212 hectares located in the municipalities of Barcelona (69 has), the Prat del Llobregat (143 has) plus 11 new hectares located in the BZ2 from CZFB plot, and has built directly in the ZAL totalling 403.300 m² of logistics warehouses offering to lease as well as an office building of 11.254 m² known as Service Center. Also, CILSA has offered a land right to customers who have built about 232.000 m2 of warehouses, setting up a logistics park of 625.534 m², pioneer in Spain in this type of developments.

The ZAL, with its new territory, still has 368.700 square meters of land on which to build more than 250,000 m² of new logistics warehouses. That allows the ZAL to offer more flexibility to its customers, responding to any logistic need and becoming a partner of business that accompany its growth in the medium and long term in an ideal location reaching more than 800,000 square meters of world-class logistics infrastructure when it is fully developed.

The ZAL PORT is located within the Port of Barcelona (with two shortcuts to the Port) and adjacent to the international Prat Airport, with excellent connections to the metropolitan road infrastructure, as well as the main axes of long-haul. Its intermodal capacity and its different services of value added not only favour greater business efficiency of customers installed in their spaces, but they also give a higher quality of life to the people who work in them.

The new ZAL situated on the plot from CZFB BZ2, - ZAL PORT (City) - is located at 0.6 km from the entrance of the Port of Barcelona, 1.5 km away from Can Tunis - main station railway - and very well connected with the main motorways like the “rondas” and “circunvalación” in Barcelona and access to highways. It has public transport through an extensive network of buses and a metro station of line L9 that joins the international airport of Barcelona - The Prat Airport Barcelona. All this together with its dimension, supply logistics and flexibility, make it the logistics platform a reference for the sector.

Proof of this is that the ZAL employs directly more than 6,000 people in the more than 130 installed renowned companies, both nationally and internationally like Decathlon, Carrefour, Bishop/Grupo DAMM, Indukern, Küehne Nagel, Naeko Logistics, Rhenus, Transnatur, World Duty Free Group, CMA-CGM, etc.

Social priorities and services of the ZAL denote that it is oriented to the development of work, personal and family conciliation services. And the large number of installed companies endorse this commitment. A space for people, where more than 6,000 direct workers share their day to day, and offer services such as kindergarten, for example, has meant one 23% less absenteeism. A success for businesses and for families.

CILSA works in different social projects being patron and founding partner of the Cares Foundation, with the aim of supporting the labour insertion of people with disabilities and difficulties through the outsourcing of logistics and production processes.

Through the Fair Logistics Foundation, collaborates for a trade just so the business profit is distributed in a more equitable way between the third and first world and humanitarian aid.

With the Foundation EMI - Manresa staff is entirely formed who occupies or may occupy jobs of specific responsibility in companies, both workers active as unemployed persons.

 And through Fundació Banc dels Aliments, offering free space for the collecting and distribution of food to the most needy in our city during the famous campaing "Gran Recapte d'Aliments" at Christmas and throughout the year with the solidary help that the foundation receives the European Community.