The multimodal operator is known for its innovation in order to provide the most efficient use of resources for the client’s benefit.
The use of smart glasses is just one of the ways in which Alfil Logistics has innovated to maximise the maintenance of fresh produce quality between origin and delivery point. With the augmented reality the glasses provide, this Spanish multimodal logistics leader also aims to increase both the safety and quality of its worldwide logistics operations, general director Jaume Bonavia has told ED.
Alfil Logistics has multimodal perishables platforms in Murcia, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Dubai and Shanghai. It provides regular services by sea, air and land (road and rail) in Europe, Northern Africa and further abroad. Destinations include China, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Canada and the US. “There are also door-to-door logistics services by sea and air in the Middle East,” Bonavia said.
Founded in 2000, Alfil has become a benchmark in the logistics industry in Spain and last year won the El Vigía prize there for best multimodal logistics imitative. With its multimodal logistics capacity, it finds the best combination, according to current needs, of trains, trucks and ships to meet clients’ demands and enhance their processes efficiency. The company has access to extensive infrastructure, including part of Spain’s rail network, a large fleet of trucks, and the possibility of using sea transport to deliver goods. Rail access is included inside its multimodal facilities. It currently operates more than 1,000 trucks a day, 15 entire trains a week and 100 sea shipments a week,” Bonavia said. “We also have tax and customs warehouses to offer our customers an international service.”
Commitment to quality, sustainability
To guarantee its clients with the highest safety and quality in its operations, Alfil Logistics has the main certifications, such as ISO 9001, OEA and the UNO Association’s Seal of Excellence in Transportation. “We have recently obtained the ISO 14064-1 certification, which measures the carbon footprint and enables emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) to be controlled and managed. This allows us to provide added value to multi-modal shipments, which are already more environmentally friendly,” Bonavia said. Alfil Logistics’ other sustainability initiatives include the use of LP gas for its forklifts and solar panels and LED lights in its warehouses.
In terms of other goods, Alfil Logistics ships by air to Dubai, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and by ship to:
- Santiago de Chile
- China: Shanghai, Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Wenzhou, Ningbo, Xiamen
- Damman (UAE)
- Mariel (Cuba)
- Altamira (Mexico)
- Douala (Cameroon)
- Incheon (Korea)
- Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam)
- Tripoli (Lybia)
- Karachi (Pakistan)
- Mersin (Turkey)
- Algiers (Algeria)
- Manila (the Philippines)