OPTIONS FOR THE USE OF RAIL TRANSPORT FOR THE EXPORT OF MEAT PRODUCTS TO THE RESTO OF EUROPE
Currently, most companies in the sector in Catalonia using whenever possible – shipping for sending their goods, due to its low cost. For certain destinations, especially in Europe, you have to do the shipments by road transport, with very high costs. On the contrary, rail transport is not being used.
Central European countries have an important rail network that allows the transport of goods of all kinds, and it might be very convenient to have a good connection from Catalonia to facilitate the competitiveness of meat exports.
In a scenario of constant increase in the costs of fossil fuels, the commitment to rail transport for goods should be strengthened, especially from these areas where they occur, as would be the case in the meat sector in Catalonia.
In turn, the train allows the reduction of pollution, can avoid collapses in the routes where trucks usually pass, and there is less likelihood of accidents.
For this reason, it is intended to know the possibilities of using the rail networks – in the short term – for exports of meat products in Europe.
Know well the most suitable routes to reach the main European cities and their costs.
To know which operators are currently doing the service from Catalonia, with what type of service and quality.
Analyze how capillarity should be carried out between the large intermodal centers and the final destinations of the containers, as well as the capillarity between the Catalan factory and the point of departure.
Know how to ensure a good service for refrigerated or frozen products, keeping the temperature of the container within the required margins.