We start a new adventure with great enthusiasm and future expectations. We are opening a new Calsina Carré office in Portugal, specifically in the region of Oporto: Calsina Carré Portugal.
Why are we expanding to Portugal?
The Portuguese market plays an important role in the textile and automotive industries, two sectors in which we have a strong presence and which we want to continue to develop and dedicate resources to optimize our operations. We have to take into account that Portugal is the third country in Europe that carries out more road transport in the automotive industry, therefore it is a location where we want to be present with our own fleet and facilities. On the other hand, Portugal has historically been a reference in the textile sector, and today it continues to be the main one. The country concentrates a lot of production intended for reference companies such as, for example, Inditex. At Calsina Carré, we are strongly committed to diversification and we are investing in all the necessary resources to improve our presence in these sectors.
Our location in Portugal will offer us a better knowledge of the market and will allow us to provide more capacity as well as more flexibility in our service to customers. It will also help us to explore the flows and opportunities that the country can offer us at an international level towards Europe
It is important to highlight that Portugal will provide additional flow volume for Calsina Carré Maghreb, a market in which we are in full expansion. It will also give us greater flexibility in our existing operations, which have very tight transit times. For the time being, our main connection with Morocco will continue to be Tangier-Algeciras and for the connections from Portugal to Europe, we will promote intermodality whenever possible.