Logistics Industry in Catalonia

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Catalonia, a top location globally connected.

Catalonia is an open trade economy, specialized in international trade, and with an efficient mix of far-reaching infrastructures. It is the only location in Southern Europe hosting at once an international port and airport, duty-free and logistics zones with warehousing capacity in an area of 12 km.

Barcelona connects to 400 million consumers in Europe and North Africa in under 48 hours. Geography has played a favorable role in terms of the Catalan economy. Its Mediterranean location and close links to Latin America have made it a top-ranking location to distribute goods and services to major markets.

Logistics, a sound sector for foreign investment

With state-of-the-art infrastructures, the logistics sector in Catalonia is a sound sector for foreign investment. Top international companies have located their logistics hubs in Catalonia, such as Glovo, DHL, MRV, FedEx, or Geodis. Specialized supply chain solutions are available for the chemical, electronic, automotive, textile, fashion, and food and drink sectors. Special mention has to be made of Amazon, which has selected Catalonia as its Southern European logistics hub, in what is one of the most important foreign investments recorded in the region in terms of investment and job creation.

In addition, a strong network of logistics operators, both local and international, specialized and multi-sectorial, contributes to the development and growth of Catalonia's logistics and e-commerce sector. Some of them are Seur, MRW, Ibercondor, Logisfashion, DHL, Fedex, UPS, Rhenus Logistics, ID Logistics, DSV, Kerry Logistics, Katoen Natie, or DB Schenker.  

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  • 17,469 exporting companies


  • 128,000 workers


  • €94,927M in exports


“Geographically, Catalonia is very well communicated with the rest of the world. We have the airport, the seaport, and any other transport communication.”

Susana Cuquerella, Plant Manager AAM Barcelona

A class-leading integrated logistics hub

Southern Europe's largest intermodal logistics hub is Catalonia, home to two of the Mediterranean’s main ports, a high-speed train station, an awarded international airport, and highways seamlessly connected to the rest of the European road system. Josep Tarradellas- Barcelona el Prat is a world-class airport, with almost 87 airlines flying to 219 destinations in 64 countries. The airport has 256 routes connecting Barcelona with more than 145 European cities. The main destinations are the United Kingdom, Italy, and France, and it has direct flights to 12 USA cities.

These highly competitive infrastructures offer importers and exporters complete global logistics services: 100 regular shipping lines connect them with 200 ports on five continents. Moreover, the Port of Barcelona is Europe’s 3rd most productive port, while the Port of Tarragona is Southern Europe's largest chemical products industry hub with class-leading, specialized facilities.  

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