BERGÉ, the leading multimodal logistics operator continues to make use of technology and will automate its terminal in the port of Bilbao during 2019. The aim of this move, which is in line with the company strategy and its own Management System, is to offer interactive port services and increase operations efficiency. It also intends to make all transactions more agile and clearer, while reinforcing the company’s commitment to protecting the environment.

In the first project phase, involving civil works, work is already being carried out on the perimeter closing of terminal 2 of the Santurce dock (Bilbao). This will provide BERGÉ clients with access to an exclusive terminal. It will offer a specially designated entrance, to which the most up-to-date technology will subsequently be added (in PHASE II in the second semester). It will include a new ERP system for resource management and other applications which will allow the automation of many more daily activities. These refurbishments and new infrastructure and technology will significantly improve our clients’ experience, together with benefiting the work of shipowners, manufacturers and cargo receivers.

BERGÉ will make a significant investment, which together with the collaboration with the engineering company IDOM and the Port Authority of Bilbao, will provide a closed and exclusive area for its clients, with more than 125,000 m² outdoor space and 36,000 m² closed storage area. These installations, equipped with the latest technology, are in addition to the million square metres of warehouses that the company has at its disposal spread throughout Spain.

In the port of Bilbao, BERGÉ has three areas: terminals 2 and 3 which are specially for steel products, bulk cargo and conventional goods, as well as another area which is more for bulk operations. This totals three terminals, with 256,000 m² storage space (of which 75,000 m² is under cover) where BERGÉ handles almost 4 million tonnes and consigns nearly 800 vessels a year. In addition, BERGÉ handles Ro-Ro cargo, petroleum-derived products and wind product bulk cargo in other dedicated terminals.

Before the end of the year, the new exclusive BERGÉ terminal will be ready and will bring about significant improvements in the handling of transport and access control, meeting the requirements of the new Union Customs Code (UCC). This involves enabling product traceability (location and quality) and connectivity with clients and end recipients, as well as easing information exchange in real time.

BERGÉ will progressively develop the same terminals model in all of its ports, lots and workshops. Currently, BERGÉ operates in 26 ports around Spain and Bayonne (France), with an annual activity of more than 30 million operated tonnes, 10,000 vessels consigned, around 900 chartering operations and over 1,000 ports of call each year.