Terminal Marítima de Zaragoza (tmZ) is a multimodal inland terminal exclusively focused on the maritime container trade. Its unique concept provides customers with the same services offered by a maritime port, including direct links with the main ports in the world and the benefits of a neutral operator.
Zaragoza is a key industrial area in North East Spain, approximately 300km inland from APM Terminals Barcelona and halfway to Spain’s capital, Madrid. In addition to being strategically located for international trade, over 20 million inhabitants and 70% of the country’s GDP lies within a 300km radius.
Following the addition of a railway siding in 2007 a private company was established - tmZ Depot Services - to operate the terminal under a 35-year concession. APM Terminals Spain is a co-founder and holds a 45% stake in the company.
2015 saw the addition of two new 550m rail tracks for freight, in addition to expansion of the main railway tracks. With the longest siding of 750m the depot is capable of handling Spain’s longest trains. It has a frequent and direct connection with Spain’s most important route between Barcelona and Madrid - and as a result handled more than 2,400 trains in 2017, and 84,000 rail container movements.
In 2015, 50,000m2 of purpose-built container handling area, including an additional 60 reefer connections were also added to meet high reefer export demand. The depot boasts 6,400 m2 of secure warehousing and offers a complete range of cargo services.
In 2017, the Terminal Marítima de Zaragoza (tmZ) increased its handled volume by 20 percent, to around 350,000 TEUs by rail and truck. Over the past five years, the terminal has seen volumes increase by more than 250%.