OPDR and Boluda Start Terminal Venture


OPDR, part of the CMA CGM Group, has started its cooperation with Boluda Corporación Marítima to jointly operate the Terminales Marítimas del Guadalquivir for the next 30 years in the Port of Seville, Spain’s only inland seaport, after winning a public tender.

The two shipping companies will now control all facilities related to the handling of containerised goods including the railway terminal Muelle del Centenario at the terminal, which represents one third of all freight traffic in the Port of Seville.

Plans include improvements to port intermodal logistics and a new container gantry crane.

Till Ole Barrelet, CEO of OPDR, said: “Seville is of great strategic importance for OPDR. This joint venture allows us to offer best products for our client-integrated supply chains. I am very confident that we, together with Boluda, are able to realise all our plans and therefore permanently increase the performance of the port and railway terminal.”



Port of Seville has kept its financial results stable for 2016, reaching the same annual result as in 2015 when over 160,000 TEUs were handled.

In terms of container traffic, the Port of Seville is the second largest port in Andalusia and the most important port for strategic connections between the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands.

Vicente Boluda, Chairman of Boluda, added: “The admission of this concession is really important for Boluda due to its great links with Seville, where we have been providing towage services for nearly 30 years and where one of our corporation’s most important offices is located. This new project with OPDR will allow us to remain committed to the growth of this harbor, which is essential for the development of the city and its hinterland.”

OPDR introductuced its new PENN service last year to connect Continental Europe with the UK and Norway.

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