Amazon looks to build logistics centre in Badajoz
Amazon is studying the possibility of opening a logistics centre in Badajoz.
The multinational online digital retail platform could occupy a 200,000m2 parcel of land next to a major highway and rail link on the Portuguese border with Spain according to the Spanish regional newspaper Hoy.
In the initial phase, this logistics centre could create around 1000 direct jobs. That number could double in subsequent years.
Amazon intends to use the centre to send parcels all over Europe.
Because of its geographical location, the goods that will feed into this logistics centre could arrive from the ports of Sines and Setúbal.
In 2024, a rail branch line should be completed between Évora and the Spanish border at Caia on the back of the Portuguese government’s railway investment plan Ferrovia 2020. The modernisation of a branch line between Sines and Grândola with access to the cross-border line should also be concluded by then.
The Amazon project for Badajoz is currently in the public consultation phase and will join a number of projects of regional interest in the area and will affect and alter road access inside the logistics and industrial zone where the Amazon building is planned.
According to the same publication, the logistics centre for the US company could have as neighbours a new train rolling stock factory for Talgo and a lithium hydroxide processing unit.