NOTICIAS DE SETRAM

SEAT S.A y SETRAM estrenan en España el primer megatruck para el transporte de vehículos 

Martorell, 08/07/2021. SEAT S.A. y SETRAM se sitúan a la vanguardia de la logística sostenible por carretera y han estrenado el primer megatruck para el transporte de vehículos en España. Hasta el momento, la compañía usaba este tipo de camiones para el transporte de piezas. Desde ahora, se utilizará también para el traslado por carretera hasta el Puerto de Barcelona de los coches fabricados en SEAT Martorell, disminuyendo así el número de trayectos y, por tanto, mejorando el impacto económico y medioambiental.

El megatruck tiene una longitud total de 25,25 metros. Suma una capacidad de carga de 10-11 coches, dependiendo del mix de modelos, frente a los 8-9 del llamado tren de carretera tradicional. Su volumen de transporte anual es de más de 8.600 vehículos, lo que supone una mejora de la productividad diaria en un 12%. Respecto a un camión convencional de 4 ejes, el megatruck permite una reducción de las emisiones de CO2 de un 10% por trayecto y una disminución de los costes logísticos del 11%. La razón principal de esta reducción es la mejora en la eficiencia del consumo de combustible por tonelada trasportada, al verse incrementada la capacidad de carga en 4,75 metros de longitud, lo que permite cargar hasta 3 coches más según el mix de modelos, respecto a los trenes de carretera convencionales.

Herbert Steiner, vicepresidente de Producción y Logística de SEAT S.A, ha señalado que “el megatruck elimina 500 circulaciones de camión al año en las rondas de la ciudad y reduce 5,2 toneladas de emisiones de CO2 anuales, lo que implica enormes ventajas en términos de sostenibilidad, medioambiente, seguridad vial y eficiencia. Con el megatruck y el transporte ferroviario, nuestra principal vía logística hacia el Puerto de Barcelona, avanzamos con paso firme hacia una reducción máxima de la huella de carbono en el transporte de vehículos”.

Miquel Tarragona, director general de SETRAM, ha subrayado que “la principal ventaja del portavehículos de 25,25 metros reside en el incremento de su capacidad de carga. Así, disminuye el impacto en el medio ambiente y la necesidad de camiones para una misma producción, con menor concentración en la carretera, y se convierte en un transporte de vehículos más ecológico y sostenible”.

Un paso más allá en la movilidad sostenible

SEAT S.A utilizó por primera vez un duotráiler en 2018 en fase experimental para el transporte de materiales, aunque dos años antes había estrenado ya el primer gigatráiler (el “hermano pequeño” del duotráiler), también en fase de pruebas. La compañía fue pionera en el uso de ambos camiones en España, en el marco de su firme apuesta por la movilidad sostenible para el transporte por carretera. El uso del megatruck para transporte de vehículos refuerza la apuesta de la compañía por la sostenibilidad y la eficiencia logística como parte de su objetivo para reducir a cero el impacto de la producción. 

El transporte ferroviario también cuenta con un rol clave para la logística de SEAT S.A. La compañía exporta más del 80% de los vehículos que fabrica en Martorell, y el ferrocarril es un medio de transporte ecológico, rentable y eficiente. Gracias al servicio de Autometro, que conecta la planta de Martorell con el Puerto de Barcelona para la exportación de vehículos, SEAT S.A elimina la circulación de unos 25.000 camiones al año en el tramo entre Martorell y Barcelona. Este servicio cuenta con vagones de transporte articulados de dos pisos con capacidad para 170 vehículos y una longitud de 411 metros. En octubre de 2018, la línea de Autometro alcanzó la cifra de un millón de vehículos transportados desde su estreno en 2008.

SEAT S.A. es la única compañía que diseña, desarrolla, fabrica y comercializa automóviles en España. Integrada en el Grupo Volkswagen, la multinacional tiene su sede en Martorell (Barcelona), vende vehículos bajo las marcas CUPRA y SEAT, mientras que SEAT MÓ es la unidad de negocio que cubre los productos y soluciones de movilidad urbana. 

SEAT S.A.  exporta más del 80% de sus vehículos y está presente en 75 países. La compañía emplea alrededor de 15.000 profesionales y tiene tres centros de producción: Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat y Martorell, donde fabrica el SEAT Ibiza, el SEAT Arona, la familia del León y el CUPRA Formentor. Además, SEAT S.A. produce el Ateca en la República Checa, el SEAT Tarraco en Alemania y el SEAT Alhambra en Portugal. La compañía también cuenta con SEAT:CODE, el centro de desarrollo de software ubicado en Barcelona. 

SEAT S.A. invertirá 5.000 millones de euros hasta 2025 para desarrollar nuevos modelos para las dos marcas comerciales, SEAT y CUPRA, y para electrificar la gama. La compañía tiene el propósito de jugar un rol relevante en la electrificación de los vehículos eléctricos urbanos, con un foco especial en la transformación de la industria española del automóvil.

SEAT S.A. and SETRAM launch the first megatruck for vehicle transport in Spain

SEAT S.A. and SETRAM are at the forefront of sustainable road logistics and have launched the first megatruck for vehicle transport in Spain. Until now, SEAT S.A. has only been using this type of truck for transporting parts, but from now on it will also transport cars manufactured at SEAT Martorell to the Port of Barcelona, reducing the number of journeys and improving economic and environmental impacts.

The megatruck is 25.25 metres long and has a load capacity of 10-11 cars, depending on the model mix, compared to 8-9 for a traditional truck. Its annual transport volume is more than 8,600 vehicles, which represents a 12% improvement in daily productivity. Compared to a conventional four-axle truck, the megatruck reduces CO2 emissions by 10% per trip and reduces logistics costs by 11%. The main reason for this reduction is the improvement in fuel consumption efficiency per tonne transported, as the load capacity is increased by 4.75 metres in length, allowing up to three more cars to be loaded.

Herbert Steiner, Vice-President for Production and Logistics at SEAT S.A., said: “The megatruck eliminates 500 truck circulations per year on the city’s ring roads and reduces 5.2 tons of CO2 emissions per year, which brings enormous advantages in terms of sustainability, environment, road safety and efficiency. With the megatruck and rail transport, our main logistics route to the Port of Barcelona, we are moving steadily towards a maximum reduction in vehicle transport’s carbon footprint.”

Miquel Tarragona, general manager of SETRAM, said: “The main advantage of the 25.25-metre vehicle carrier lies in its increased capacity. It reduces the impact on the environment and the need for trucks for the same production, with less concentration on the road, providing a more environmentally friendly and sustainable form of vehicle transport”.

A further step in sustainable mobility

SEAT S.A used a duo-trailer for the first time in 2018 in a pilot project for parts transport, although two years earlier it had already premiered the first gigatrailer (the “little brother” of the duo-trailer), also in a testing phase. The company pioneered the use of both trucks in Spain, as part of its firm commitment to sustainable mobility for road transport. The use of the megatruck for vehicle transport reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability and logistics efficiency, as part of its goal to reduce the impact of production to zero. 

Rail transport also plays a key role in SEAT S.A.’s logistics. The company exports more than 80% of the vehicles it manufactures in Martorell, and rail is an environmentally friendly, cost-effective and efficient means of transport. Thanks to the Autometro service, which connects the Martorell plant with the Port of Barcelona for the export of vehicles, SEAT S.A. eliminates the circulation of about 25,000 trucks a year on this channel. This service has double-decker articulated transport wagons with a capacity of 170 vehicles and a length of 411 metres. In October 2018, the Autometro line reached the figure of one million vehicles transported since its debut in 2008.

SETRAM logra la certificación ISO 14064 como empresa sostenible en emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero 

A nivel nacional, SETRAM es la primera empresa logística para vehículo terminado en obtener el certificado ISO 14064

Barcelona, 13 de enero del 2021.- SETRAM, operador multimodal especializado en logística de automoción para el vehículo terminado desde 1982, ha conseguido la certificación ISO 14064 como empresa sostenible en emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero. A nivel nacional, SETRAM es la primera empresa logística para vehículo terminado en obtener el certificado ISO 14064. SETRAM ha superado todos los trámites en la medición de su huella de carbono, al igual que en el año 2017 con la obtención del certificado ISO 14001. De esta forma, SETRAM lidera un compromiso riguroso con su impacto medioambiental y se convierte en uno de los operadores logísticos más socialmente responsables.

La Huella de Carbono de una organización es un instrumento para determinar, evaluar y comunicar el efecto de los productos, servicios y organizaciones en el cambio climático. Existen en la actualidad diversas normas, referenciales y guías para el cálculo de la Huella de Carbono de organización/evento, tanto generales como sectoriales, promovidas desde diversas instituciones públicas o privadas de reconocido prestigio. Por ejemplo, GHG Protocol, ISO 14064, etc. El objeto de la verificación es asegurar, de forma independiente, que la declaración efectuada relativa a las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero, a través del informe de emisiones elaborado, es completa, esto es, exacta, coherente, transparente y sin discrepancias notables. Las verificaciones de huellas de carbono de organización pueden ser, complementariamente, de tres tipos:

  • CO2 Calculado: se calcula la huella de carbono con los referenciales reconocidos internacionalmente y se concede su derecho de uso anualmente.
  • CO2 Reducido: se calcula la huella de carbono con los referenciales reconocidos internacionalmente y la organización tiene que demostrar que ha reducido sus emisiones.
  • CO2 Compensado: se calcula la huella de carbono con los referenciales reconocidos internacionalmente y las toneladas de CO2 resultantes se compensan con VERs o CERs u otras acciones (por ejemplo, fijaciones de C02 efectivas) .

Beneficios internos para la organización:

  • Manejo de riesgos de GEI e identificación de oportunidades de reducción.
  • Reporte público y participación en Programas voluntarios de GEI (por ejemplo, los registros nacionales existentes).
  • Participación en Programas obligatorios de reporte.
  • Participación en mercados de GEI.

Beneficios ante los clientes:

  • Aumentar la credibilidad, la coherencia y la transparencia de la cuantificación, el seguimiento y el informe de GEI.
  • Reconocimiento por actuación temprana.
  • Refuerzo de la organización como socialmente responsable.

En 2017, SETRAM también obtuvo el certificado ISO 14001 tras destinar una gran inversión en renovar y mejorar aspectos del sistema de gestión ambiental con el ahorro y eficiencia energética de los suministros, y el impulso de una flota de servicio respetuosa con el medio ambiente.

Información Corporativa:

www.setram.com

www.setramoperadorlogisticomultimodal.com   

@_setram    Linkedin    YouTube

Contacto Periodistas: Manuel Carrillo, 91 737 53 11manuelcarrillo@gruporeputacioncorporativa.es

Contacto Publicidad: Clara Fernández, 91 737 53 11 clara@gruporeputacioncorporativa.es

SETRAM informa que la caída de su facturación en 2020 será del 21%

Barcelona, 21 de setiembre del 2020.-  SETRAM es una compañía experta en Logística de Automoción del Vehículo Terminado que presta sus servicios al sector desde 1982. SETRAM presentó en marzo un ERTE debido a la pandemia de la Covid19, que ha durado hasta que la situación se ha normalizado.

En estos momentos, la totalidad del personal de SETRAM está en activo y la cifra final de caída de facturación será de un 21% en 2020, lejos del casi 50% que las previsiones iniciales auguraban.

En SETRAM ha prevalecido, en todo momento, la absoluta solvencia económica, que le ha permitido garantizar el desarrollo de sus servicios. Así ha podido hacer frente a la situación derivada de la crisis sanitaria y sin ningún tipo de previsión negativa, más allá de la caída temporal de la cifra de negocios y de los resultados.

En el mes de marzo del 2020 presentó el Informe de Gestión con las previsiones del 2020, con unas expectativas de caída de la facturación de 23 Millones de Euros. Esta cifra estaba basada en la paralización del aparato productivo mundial debido a la pandemia de la Covid19, al cierre de las fábricas de automóviles en Europa y a la puesta en marcha de un “estado de alarma” generalizado que no permitía el libre movimiento y venta de automóviles a nivel mundial. En este momento, la previsión de la caída de facturación en el año 2020 es de aproximadamente 10 Millones de Euros.

Información Corporativa

www.setram.com

www.setramoperadorlogisticomultimodal.com

@_setram

Linkedin

YouTube

Contacto Periodistas: 

Manuel Carrillo, 91 737 53 11

manuelcarrillo@gruporeputacioncorporativa.es

Contacto Publicidad:

Clara Fernández, 91 737 53 11 

clara@gruporeputacioncorporativa.es

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SETRAM declared environmentally friendly with the award of the ISO 14001 certificate

Barcelona, Jun 8, 2017 – SETRAM, Multimodal logistics operator specialized in automotive logistics, has been awarded the ISO 14001 certificate for environmental management by Bureau Veritas. With its environmental management system certified by this international standard, SETRAM shows its commitment to the environment. Bureau Veritas confirmed that SETRAM meets the fundamental requirements for the identification and control of the environmental aspects specified in the ISO 14001 standard:

  • Show commitment with clients, investors, people and community.
  • Improve expenditure control through waste reduction and the optimization of energy consumption.
  • Reduce insurance premiums through the reduction in the number of incidents.
  • Facilitate the granting of permissions and authorizations.
  • Improve rating for gaining access to public tenders and grants.

SETRAM is joining an exclusive group of companies that are environmentally friendly; this has a significant positive impact on its corporate identity and reputation, since it answers the environmental demands of the society.

Actions in the Port of Barcelona

For the certification process, SETRAM had to adapt its facilities at the Port of Barcelona to comply with the ISO 14001 standard. A significant investment was required to update and improve some of the key aspects of the environmental management system, such as energy saving and efficiency in the utilities, and the promotion of an environmentally friendly service fleet, inter alia. Furthermore, SETRAM has carried out all the necessary actions for a full compliance with the environmental requirements and to sensitize and aware the staff. SETRAM was already proceeding with the waste separation tasks.
According to Antonio Saiz, Director of Quality at SETRAM: “We have always been aware of the importance of environmental care; from this perspective, we have always considered that doing business has to go hand in hand with the care for the environment and the environmental awareness among employees. ISO 14001 implementation has reinforced this belief the company has long internalized, optimizing the procedures while developing a more thorough control of the tasks”.

Commitment to environment and quality

The objective of the continuous improvement policy of SETRAM in the short to medium term is to implement new standards to complement and back up the existing ones, that, according to Antonio Saiz, “will certainly help to enhance our processes and ultimately the quality of the services we provide”.
To this effect, SETRAM maintains a fleet of electric vehicles in the Port of Barcelona since November 2016. It is a pioneering initiative in the car carrier and automotive logistics sector. SETRAM introduced four commercial Peugeot iPartner vehicles after that a feasibility study proved this kind of vehicle was suitable for the support of SETRAM’s daily operations in the vehicle terminal at the Port of Barcelona. The objective is to gradually increase the number of electric vehicles.

SETRAM incorporates electric vehicles into the operations of Barcelona port terminal

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Barcelona, November 21st 2016 – SETRAM, Multimodal logistics operator specialized in automotive logistics, has included four electric vehicles in the operations of its vehicle terminal in the Port of Barcelona. It is a pioneer innovation – bringing significant CO2 level reduction – in the port logistics solutions for the automotive industry. Economic savings and pollution reduction were the drivers for searching alternative vehicle-propulsion energy sources in the activities of this operator, specialized in automotive logistics. The first studies were carried out back in 2010; however, technology and car adaptation were still in an initial development phase at that point.

In the summer of 2015, SETRAM carried out a new feasibility study, which conclusions were favourable to the use of electric vehicles in its port terminal. This initiative joined the on-going SETRAM’s initiative to implement the requirements of ISO 14001. In this way, the project of integrating electric vehicles became a reality.

The project also involved the installation of fast charging poles to meet vehicle productivity requirements. Four Peugeot iPartner commercial vehicles, rented from Alphabet, will provide support to SETRAM’s operations as well as complementary added-value services. The next stage of this initiative will consist in increasing the number of SETRAM’s electric vehicles in the terminal of Port of Barcelona, benefiting of the subsidies foreseen for the next fiscal period.

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MOVEA 2 in 2017 and the evolution of electric cars

The MOVEA 2 Plan will enter force on January 1st 2017, which will aid alternative-fueled vehicles with a total amount of 17 million EUR. It will include little changes as compared with the current period; however, one of them will be a limit of 4,000 EUR per company, versus the limit for individuals, which will remain at 5,500 EUR.

In terms of the future of the electric cars in Spain, the market is still modest and calls for more economic vehicles, a nationwide network of charging facilities and fast-charging domestic plugs. However, the irruption of self-driven cars by 2020 could boost the sales of electric cars in the mid-term.

Pictures:

  • SETRAM’s electric vehicles in the car terminal of Port of Barcelona.
  • Fast charging poles for SETRAM’s electric vehicles.

SETRAM Corporate information:

Miquel Tarragona, new general manager of SETRAM

Miquel Tarragona nuevo Director General SETRAM
Miquel Tarragona, new general manager of SETRAM

Barcelona, 4th April, 2016.- Miquel Tarragona is the new General Manager of SETRAM following the retirement of Manuel Hereza. Miquel Tarragona has developed his entire professional career in SETRAM. He joined the company in 1992, and provided support to the different areas and departments until he was appointed Technical and Purchasing Manager. Since 2013, he works as Deputy General Manager. From the academic perspective, Miquel Tarragona completed his engineering studies at the De Montfort University in Leicester (United Kingdom), where he obtained a Bachelor of Engineering degree. In 2006 he obtained the Certificate in Automobile Logistics Management, granted by the ECG Academy in collaboration with the European Business School. In 2009 he followed the General Management Program (PDG) of the IESE Business School.

Miquel Tarragona takes on lead role at setram Miquel Tarragona Director General SETRAM

SETRAM launches its new corporate website 

Barcelona, November 17 2015. – SETRAM, Multimodal Logistics Operator specialized in the automotive industry, is launching its new corporate website today. It is a new web space designed for access from any computing device. SETRAM captures its 34 years of business experience in an usable, easy to search and modern look-and-feel website. Its main sections are:

  • SETRAM: Summary of the company’s foundation and history, with access to the current management team , subsidiaries, quality and security strategies, technological breakthroughs and economic figures.
  • Logistics Solutions: All vehicle road transport and distribution services: Long distance transport, distribution and local transport, confidential trucks, industrial vehicle transport, and buy-back/rent-a-car fleet management. Logistics hubs information. Vehicle port terminals in Barcelona and Seville.
  • News: Corporate messages sent by SETRAM to the market players, which shape corporate reputation.
  • Blog Analysis: It records the most popular analysis read in SETRAM’s blog during the past few months.
  • Private Area: Area restricted to SETRAM’s clients, employees and partners. The upgrade of SETRAM’s corporate website cements the digital transformation required by any Automotive Automobile Logistics Operator, that includes the service accessibility and traceability clients require today.

Dynamic digital infrastructure 

SETRAM daily manages its digital reputation on the following channels:

New website: http://www.setram.com
Automotive Logistics Analysis Blog: http://www.setramoperadorlogisticomultimodal.com
Linkedin corporate page: https://goo.gl/c6db94
Twitter corporate account:  @_setram
Video channels:  https://www.youtube.com/user/gruposetram

SETRAM published its first corporate website in 1999. Since then, it was updated three times in order to reach its objective of building a bridge both with its clients and with the market. Five years ago, the Blog was launched as a means for the analysis of the data and the reality of the automotive supply chain. After 200 published articles, it records 40,000 visits from professionals in the automotive industry, from the five continents. The video channel reaches 900 views. SETRAM’s account on Twitter, @_setram, already adds 600 followers. Furthermore, SETRAM’s corporate page on Linkedin just started to share value added content for the automotive professionals present in that professional network. In short, SETRAM commits to stay alert to any digital tool innovations in order to inform and communicate with its target audience.

SETRAM has improved transport traceability with a tablet application drivers are already using

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Barcelona. June 11th, 2015. – SETRAM, logistics multimodal transport operator, has developed an application that improves the traceability of its transports by increasing the quality of both communication and management information. Gustavo Chaos, ICT Director of SETRAM, explains how the application works: “The driver has direct communication with each and every department of SETRAM through the tablet. All the information managed by the driver is automatically integrated into SETRAM’s TMS. Sent by the TMS, the work orders with the details of the service to be provided are received in the tablet. The driver confirms each operation on the fly as soon as it is completed, while attaching digitized documentation such as transport delivery notes. A car carrier truck driver usually unloads vehicles at different delivery points, sometimes hundreds of kilometers away from each other. Control over all the trip parameters and especially route optimization allow for the reduction of the vehicle delivery time at destination, improving the service and reducing the transportation costs. This application allows the driver to scan the chassis number instead of having to type it manually (17 digits). Additionally, the system has the capacity to digitize the delivery notes and send them to the office in real time.” It also includes a section for quality management, where any possible incidents in the loading and unloading operations are handled in real time.

Gustavo Chaos, Director TIC SETRAM,
Gustavo Chaos, Director TIC SETRAM,

This new SETRAM software allows the position tracking of the goods being transported with full traceability at all times. Moreover, it gathers each truck’s position, fuel consumption, kilometers traveled and actual driving times, obtained from the digital tachograph. It will soon incorporate centralized management of the fuel anti-theft systems and tire condition control (pressure and temperature). The tablet incorporates a security agent with a blocking mechanism to be used in case of theft. The communications between the tablet and the central office are encrypted to achieve maximum confidentiality. Communication can be established over mobile technology 3G/4G or by means of a Wi-Fi connection. The deployment across all the vehicles in the fleet will be completed during the current month of June.

Android system compatibility

The tablet application developed by SETRAM also runs on Android smartphones. The application will soon be available on Google Play, for any driver or SETRAM partner to download. Given that the majority of drivers is already using Android mobile phones or tablets, we foresee a high degree of adoption of our application.

SETRAM Group obtains the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certificate 

Barcelona, January 23th. 2014.SETRAM starts 2014 as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO). SETRAM, with the support of the consulting company Arola, obtained the AEO Customs Simplification/Security and Safety certificate. Spain is already the sixth largest country in number of AEO certified companies, following Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Poland. From now on, SETRAM will take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Simplified transits and manifest as proof of Community status.
  • Simplifications such as direct debit.
  • Simplified declaration for goods binding to a customs warehouse.
  • Simplified declaration for goods release into free circulation.
  • Eligible for T2L issuing.

The Tax Agency states the advantages of the three AEO certificates as follows:

SETRAM Group obtains the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) certificate

SETRAM Group General Manager, Manuel Hereza, explains how the OEA certification was achieved: In our case, the analysis of the import and export processes spread over the last three budgetary years. This is the reason why we feel so satisfied with the work carried out with the competent administration. Since 2014, SETRAM is part of the companies qualified as Authorized Economic Operator. This is a highly appreciated certification in European supply chains, focused on security, reliability and trust of the different supply chain providers. SETRAM Group Quality Manager, Antonio Saiz, was responsible for the coordination of the internal protocol aimed at achieving AEO certificate: Our goal is to become a globally reliable operator and being an AEO is indeed a very important milestone. According to the Association of Certified Customs Representatives (“Asociación de Representantes Aduaneros Certificados” in Spanish) that qualification helps mutual international recognition, and we look forward to increasing the number of certified operators in Europe every year. 

Manuel Hereza, Director General Grupo SETRAM

SETRAM Group General Manager, Manuel Hereza

Antonio Sainz SETRAM

SETRAM Group Quality Manager, Antonio Saiz

The risks of different nature that the European Union countries are currently facing compelled to reinforce the role of customs in terms of international supply chain security beyond the traditional customs controls domain. The objective of the AEO consists not only in fighting the terrorist threat, but also in contributing to the fight against organized crime and protecting citizens from other dangers like those in the consumer or environment protection domains. The role of the Authorized Economic Operator is probably the most important mechanism for customs to carry out this new function in favour of legal trade.

A 4.4% growth in 2013

With a surface of 250,000 m² the vehicle terminal in the Port of Barcelona managed by SETRAM recorded up to 232,000 transit vehicles during 2013, a total increase of 4.4% compared with the previous fiscal year. This figure was achieved thanks to export traffic, which yielded over a 10% growth. With a fleet of 300 car carrier trucks, SETRAM transports over 400,000 vehicles per year. Moreover, in its logistics distribution centres in Spain it manages almost 150,000 units per year.

SETRAM and GEFCO work together in the transport of vehicles from Paris to Barcelona and the stowage to Algeria

Barcelona, January 31, 2013.- SETRAM, multi-modal logistic operator specialized in Automotive Logistics, cooperates with GEFCO, global logistic operator, in the transport from Paris area to Port of Barcelona, as well as the port logistics and vessel operations in the  vehicles for the Algerian market. Before this agreement, the maritime transport of these 17.000 units was developed via other European ports.

Norberto Duarte, Director Comercial SETRAM
Norberto Duarte, Director Comercial SETRAM

Norberto Duarte, Commercial Manager of SETRAM, has emphasised the importance of this new traffic. “We have shown that the logistic processes developed by SETRAM and GEFCO are competitive in the transport of vehicles from Paris to Barcelona and the port operations. This new traffic is also very good news for the Port of Barcelona, because it represents the consolidation of Barcelona as one of the best options for the supply of goods for the North of Africa and the rest of the Mediterranean”.

The automotive traffic in the Port of Barcelona registered positive growths all over 2012, especially from May to November. Currently the monthly growth has increased from 0,91% in May to a 6,68% in August, according to the statistics of the Port of Barcelona.

A strong demand of vehicles by the Algerian market

Algeria has turn into one of the most important markets of the Maghreb for the automotive manufacturers. Presently it has a strategic dimension similar to Brazil or Russia. In 2011, this country imported 400.000 vehicles. There are no vehicle manufacturers in Algeria and French brands are leaders in this sector. In fact, in 2012, the import grow  50%.

Chevrolet renews the contract signed with SETRAM for the Spanish and French markets

Monday November 26th 2012SETRAM, logistic operator specialized in Automobile Logistics, has renewed its contract for port handling, technical preparation and distribution of vehicles to dealers in Spain and France. This signature widens a commercial relation which started in 2010. Chevrolet vehicles leave from Korea and arrive by ship to the SETRAM Terminal in the Port of Barcelona which works as the European Hub for this brand. Particularly, SETRAM manages 50.000 Chevrolet vehicles every year.

SETRAM’s work includes the reception and handling of vehicles in its terminal in the Port of Barcelona; the disposal of value added services (as PDI and the assembly of accesories), as well as batch determination, customs management and direct delivery to Chevrolet dealers in Spain and France.The volume of Chevrolet vehicles bound for Spain and France managed by SETRAM in this year turns Chevrolet into the mean user of this kind of services developed for imported vehicles that arrive in the Port of Barcelona.

For all these reasons, SETRAM installations in the Port of Barcelona (with more of 250.000 square metres, 150.000 of them covered and with space for 13.000 vehicles) have been consolidated as a perfect multi-modal platform for the import and export traffics.

SETRAM considers the renewal of the contract with Chevrolet to be positive. In particular, the company appreciates that Chevrolet has chosen the Port of Barcelona for the distribution of its cars in France. It must be taken into consideration that the automobile company used to operate in a Belgian port, which is a further evidence that the globalization makes of Europe a part of the national market for every logistic service and turns Barcelona into one of the more active ports of the Mediterranean arch.

The deciding factor for the renewal of this contract has been Chevrolet satisfaction with the services asked to be provided by SETRAM and, specially, the fact that SETRAM logistic terminal in the Port of Barcelona, as well as SETRAM transport services, have still been considered by ANFAC as one of the best services in Spain.

With this contract, SETRAM confirms that using just one operator for the whole logistic chain, from the port reception to the technical preparation, the traceability control, the management of the custom space and the distribution transport, is the best integral solution that can be offered to an automobile company in economic and quality terms.

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