ZAL | Logistics Activities Zone
On 5 December 2019, the Minister for Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat of Catalunya, Damià Calvet, the president of the Port of Tarragona, Josep Maria Cruset, and the mayor of Vila-seca, Pere Segura, visited the site of the Logistics Activities Zone situated in the municipality of Vila-seca and subsequently gave a presentation of the project at the headquarters of the Tarragona Port Authority. The previous day definitive approval had been given to the urban plan by the Tarragona Town Planning Commission. The project will create a 92-hectare Logistics Activities Zone. Its development will cost more than 30 million euros over 4 years and will create more than 4,200 jobs. This sum, together with the 11.8 million euros to be added in a second phase and the 31 million euros already spent, make a total of 72.8 million euros invested in this logistics area.
Today the Port of Tarragona will begin the urbanisation and marketing of the more than 900,000 square metres of land that make up the Logistics Activities Zone inside the port enclosure and situated in the municipality of Vila-seca, near the La Pineda quarter. This area represents a 20.42% increase in the area available for logistics activities in the Port of Tarragona and will have a positive impact on maritime traffic with an expected increase of between 2.7 and 4.6 million tons of cargo per year.
The definitive approval of the urbanisation project for the ZAL gave the green light to a project born 30 years ago that will have a positive economic impact on the territory estimated at 154,000,000 euros a year in GVA terms. According to the Special Ordination Plan of 2019 for plot division, the smallest plot will be 4,370 m2 per block (with the possibility of dividing them up) and the size of the smallest industrial premises within the plot will be 2,289 m2 with the envisaged space for offices.
The ZAL is designed mainly for activities closely linked to maritime traffic and value added products. These include processed, post-industrial and pre-commercial products and services such as packaging, labelling and cargo palletisation, among many others. This new area is also designed to become a cross-docking centre for transferring cargos that will contribute added value to the port traffic, thanks to its strategic location with connections that will improve the services currently available.
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WHAT IS A ZAL?
Logistics Activity Zones (ZAL) specialise in the storage and distribution of merchandise and the provision of added value activities and services. ZALs are particularly linked to ports, for which they provide the necessary logistics services to add value to the logistics chain. They are conceived and designed for logistics operations and favour the optimisation of processes among the different actors involved in them. The Port of Tarragona ZAL will also have promotion and development activities, such as the facilitation of services, training, fostering the logistics community and assistance for the end customer.
The installation of a ZAL generates positive effects on the geographical surroundings, both in the port area itself, revolving around the logistics firms, and in the nearby urban area and transport industry. Its purpose is to add value to goods and in an area not delimited by customs. It aims to reduce logistics costs and improve management in a way that results in a more efficient service.
Zenithal view of the ZAL, the Natura 2000 Area and the future Els Prats breakwater
16.12.2019 Indicador d'Economia