The ‘Mediterranean corridor’ impact on the supply of agricultural products

The ‘Mediterranean corridor‘ is a national project with an international projection that establishes a connection via rail between the most important logistical and urban links of the coastal provinces of the Mediterranean Sea. This provides an interconnected network that favors the transit of passengers and commercial goods, in a more efficient and faster way than the current conventional means.

The railway’s flagship is the ability to transport the same cargo as 400 trucks by road on the same route, so for the supplying company, it would mean both economic and temporary savings in its logistics process. It is, therefore, a project that requires a change at a strategic level that must be combined with efficient management of the resources that will be made available to vendors.

In our agricultural sector, this commercial route would mean a new commercial approach reflected in an increase in sales and savings in logistics costs Thus, agricultural products tend to be mostly perishable and difficult to transport without climatic and temporary conditions that facilitate their conservation. For that, the ‘Mediterranean corridor’ would give rise to a faster and more direct route that will facilitate a better connection with the different points of consumption, thus being able to reach a much wider audience.

Likewise, the professional who deals with the conversion tasks of traditional logistical methods towards the new ones projected in the ‘Mediterranean corridor’, will be able to develop a strategy that incorporates new knowledge in international logistics, for example, the incoterms, which are a set of commercial terms agreed between buyer and seller, which can be used voluntarily for the proper sale and purchase of goods.

As we can see, this same sector will require experts in the management of these processes and in our Master in International Agribusiness Management,we prepare our future professionals in operations and supply chain management in a Global Agro environment.

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