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CILSA is consolidated as ARCESES’s infrastructure partner, which expands 11,221 m2 of leasing in the ZAL Port (Prat)

Barcelona, on January 11, 2024. ARCESE, logistics operator and world leader in land, sea and air transport of goods and logistics services with a presence in 70 countries, and CILSA, the company that manages ZAL Port, have signed a new contract lease of 10,264 m2 of warehouse and 957 m2 of office (Warehouse A.24.2.) and thus becomes the preferred infrastructure partner.

This new contract responds to the development of ARCESE’s activity in Spain, particularly in Barcelona, as a global logistics integrator, increasing the end-to-end supply of logistics and transport solutions. It offers service for all companies regardless of their size or sector of activity, with a special focus on markets such as Automotive, Fashion, Consumer, Retail, among others. Sectors that have found in ARCESE a partner that offers them added value, both in terms of service quality, as well as in security or know-how to meet the needs of the customer, managing their export operations, as well as those of import, handling, picking, packing, storage, as well as subsequent distribution both in the Iberian Peninsula and in the South of France, and Islands, under the area of influence of the Port of Barcelona.

The ship is equipped with the most modern technology for logistics activity, with a height under the installation’s eaves of 11 m free in the storage area; it has 25 loading docks with sectional doors and shelters, 2 access ramps and exterior canopies. It has interior lighting using adjustable low-consumption LED technology, and with natural lighting exceeding 10% of the surface free of skylights.

In addition, the plot is equipped with 55 parking spaces for light vehicles, a fire protection installation made with ESFR sprinklers according to NFPA, and a smoke extraction system that guarantees a medium risk level 5.

After the incorporation of ARCESE into the ZAL Port (BCN) in June 2014, this relationship is increased with a new additional ship which represents a very important milestone in CILSA’s strategy, which thus consolidates itself as a partner of logistic infrastructures at the service of the Port of Barcelona for your customers.

José Luis Iranzo, Managing Director and General Manager of ARCESE in Spain, has highlighted: with the signing of this agreement, ARCESE adds these 10,264 m2 to the ZAL Port (Prat), to the 12,500 m2 already existing in ZAL Port (BCN), with a total of 23,000 m2 in the facilities of the ZAL Port del Port de Barcelona. It is a clear commitment by the company to ZAL Port as a preferred partner in our development strategy in Barcelona. Currently, the Barcelona subsidiary plans to close the 2023 financial year with a turnover close to 30 million euros and has a total of 120 employees, out of the total of 250 of ARCESE in Spain.

For his part, Jordi Guerrero, general manager of CILSA, has pointed out: “For CILSA, it is strategic to be able to sign contracts with global clients such as ARCESE. Once all the development of the available land has been completed and with sustained occupations of 98% over the last few years, being able to retain the loyalty of logistics integrators of this scale responds to the raison d’être of a project like the ZAL Port. Being ARCESE’s logistics infrastructure partner in Barcelona is an enormous satisfaction and a professional challenge to live up to such an important and large-scale client, turning the need to continue growing into an obligation to provide answers to the needs of our customers, confirming the ZAL Port as a reference in the logistics market of Barcelona”.


ARCESE is an international logistics operator with a global presence, which has 70 branches operating globally in various sectors: land transport, intermodal, maritime and air transport, warehouse management and integrated logistics. The Group offers a diversified range of services dedicated to each sector of activity thanks to its three business divisions that work in constant synergy to guarantee integrated solutions that cover the entire supply chain: Road Freight, Air&Ocean Contract Logistics. It connects the world and offers innovative and sustainable solutions. By digitizing and automating processes, we ensure operational excellence and the level of service demanded by customers worldwide.

ARCESE Spain, on the other hand, has been operating since 1991, with more than 30 years of existence in Spain, has been characterized from its beginnings by the will to follow the roadmap set by the Group, working to make the brand is a reference for our customers and the market in general, also in our country. The company currently has branches in Barcelona, Madrid, Irún and Valladolid, with 250 employees and 60,000 m2 of warehouses. In terms of results in Spain, ARCESE closed 2023 with a turnover close to 60 million of €.

For more information:

Cristina Crippa, Corporate Branding & Communication Manager-

Corporate Branding & Communication – Email:

About CILSA- ZAL Port

CILSA (Centre Intermodal de Logística, S.A., S.M.E.) is the commercial company that manages the Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL Port) of the Port of Barcelona. It’s part of the public sector and is owned but the APB, Autoritat Portuària de Barcelona (51.5%) and MERLIN Properties (48.5%).

CILSA manages 239 hectares located in the municipalities of Barcelona (69 ha), Prat de Llobregat (143 ha) and in CZFB (27 ha), and directly manages a total of 736,332 m² of gross leasable area (GLA) at the ZAL Port. Likewise, CILSA has granted surface rights to clients who have built around 183,252 m2 of warehouses, setting up a 920,000 m² logistics infrastructure park of the first level, a pioneer in Spain.

CILSA has led the development, promotion and commercialization of this area since its foundation in 1992 and has been a pioneer in social and environmental action. Referent in good practices, it has implemented the ISO14001 environmental management system to commit to respectful and efficient growth, managing and identifying the environmental risks that may occur internally in the company while carrying out its activity, in addition to the ISO 4500 in terms of health and safety at work. It also has the European EMAS distinction, and the results of our environmental management system are made public annually. It has recently been certified in the ISO 50001 energy management system, aimed at reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gases. With the SA 8000 standard, the main social certification standard according to international agreements, the best working conditions are promoted.

Since 2018, CILSA joined the Covenant of the United Nations, committing to comply with the ten principles of sustainable development and reporting our results through the publication of the sustainability report. All this, together with its size, logistics offer and flexibility, make it the reference logistics platform in the sector. 

For more information:

Koke Herrero, Commercial Manager ZAL

Tel. 93 552 58 26


 José Luis Iranzo, Chief Executive Officer and General Director of ARCESE and Jordi Guerrero, General Director of CILSA