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BEST Terminal introduces a cross-border port-to-port intermodal service

FEB 12 2020

BEST Terminal turns into reality its ambitious project of expanding its hinterland at an international level through the collaboration with the Port of Bayonne, in the French region of New Aquitaine.

The port of Bayonne, historically specialised in bulk, wants to take a step forward in intermodality by implementing a cross-border door-to-door intermodal service. In this way, BEST and the Port of Bayonne have joined forces to offer a new intermodal solution to importers and exporters in the Southwest of France, through BEST's logistics operator, Synergy, and the transport company GIMEX, based in Navarra.

The union of the partners of this innovative project will be presented by both parties at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bayonne, next Thursday 20th February 2020 in order to "take the pulse" of the sector, identify potential future users and adjust the proposal of service offer to the needs of logistics professionals on both sides of the border.

The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce, BEST , Synergy and Gimex are inviting shippers, forwarders, logistic companies, transporters, importers and exporters to contact the Salesl Management team of the Port of Bayonne for further information and to register for the presentation of the event, either by e-mail (port@bayonne.cci.fr) or by telephone at +33 05 59 46 58 81.

The port of Bayonne, as a fundamental economic development tool at the service of the territory, is going to strengthen its logistics offer by using container transport from/to all over the world. At the same time, it is an environmentally sustainable solution, thanks to the combined use of rail and maritime services, thus limiting the impact of the carbon footprint generated.

The experience in intermodal transport by rail that Synergy brings to this framework of collaboration between both ports, is undoubtedly the certificate of quality and reliability that any customer seeks in a logistics partner. Some of the operator's success cases are its service from BEST to Pamplona, with one daily departure, and the one from BEST to Miranda de Ebro (Burgos), which already has four departures per week, having been in service for a little over a year. The added value that these services provide to their clients are: savings of up to 11 days of maritime transit time, offering direct services from Barcelona; and also reliability in the face of the current situation of uncertainty that French ports have been experiencing for several weeks.

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