Area, will achieve considerably increase the volume of cargo of the railway up to 62,500 tons


The Ministry of Transportation of Argentina, through the Secretariat of Transportation Planning, coordinated with the different areas of the Government and the private company Argentina GCC Business Platform, the cargo and lease contract to facilitate the land where the logistics node will be built, in the province of Córdoba, which will achieve a considerable increase in the volume of railroad cargo, and articulate the function of the train with the truck and maritime-river transport. The objective of the area is to strengthen the country’s commercial role with the Middle East, which includes the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to promote the expansion of the productive frontier, strengthen exports of non-traditional products, increase competitiveness and encourage private investment.

In relation to the direct benefits of local and regional producers, the decision to lease the land for the construction of a logistics node will have a positive impact on hundreds of merchants around the town of San Francisco, province of Córdoba, covering the provinces of Santa Fe, and involving Chaco and Santiago del Estero.

The construction of the logistics node in San Francisco includes the commissioning of the facilities and the consolidation of an Agroindustrial and Logistics Pole at the San Francisco station where the Belgrano railroad runs on the CC branch. In a period of 6 months, works will be carried out that include a product processing plant equipped with a compressor, a warehouse and facilities for consolidation and storage of products. These facilities will be built on a 23,000-square-meter site owned by Trenes Argentinos Cargas at the aforementioned station. In addition, it will generate about 60 jobs, both direct and indirect, of national labor.

The logistics node will allow increasing the volume of cargo transported by rail, with the commitment by the private Argentine company GCC Business Platform from 37,500 tons per year to a total of 62,500 tons.

It is worth mentioning that the agreement seeks to increase the participation of the railroad in the load matrix, generate new jobs and strengthen the multimodal transport articulation.