Railfreight.com published a news article reporting that CMA CGM launched a new rail service linking the port of Valencia with Murcia, both in southeastern Spain. This rail section is part of the TEN-T Mediterranean Corridor. With this new service, the industrial area in Murcia will now benefit from CMA CGM’s connections to China, India, and the USA via the port.
As the French shipping company said, this new rail shuttle service will have one weekly departure, and transit time will revolve around one day. The area surrounding Murcia is renowned for its agricultural products such as fruits, vegetables, and nuts. With this new service, CMA CGM now has 16 rail connections in Spain, where the company established its rail operator, Continental Rail, in 2021.
CMA CGM is not the only company looking to boost rail freight at the port of Valencia. At the beginning of May, big shipping companies such as MSC and COSCO started a study for a direct connection from the port to Burgos province, in the north of the country. The Burgos area hosts the manufacturing headquarters of companies, including L’Oreal and Bridgestone.
Read more information in the original news post by Railfreight.com.