Two international airports connecting to many destinations in Europe, Northern Africa and the rest of Spain, a large highway and freeway network, the largest Spanish port for solids and liquids, and many railway connections for passengers and freight make the Region of Murcia a key logistics center in the Spanish Mediterranean Rim.
Murcia has the second most important truck fleet in Europe. Aware of this, we built highways and freeways to facilitate fast and efficient freight delivery, hence improving our competitiveness. The location of the Region at the very heart of the Spanish Mediterranean Rim grants access to a market of nearly 8 million people (17% of Spain’s population) in less than three hours.
DISTANCE TO KEY DESTINATION (HOURS, MINUTES)
The Port of Cartagena is Spain’s fourth most important in freight transport, ahead of cities like Bilbao and Malaga. This port plays a key role in Murcia’s economy, as 60% of exports and 80% of imports in the Region go through it. The port is also very important for neighboring provinces. The Port of Cartagena has two independent terminals for containers and bulk products, in addition to a cruise ship terminal used by more than 300,000 tourists yearly.
The Region is serviced by two international airports that provide daily connections to over 100 destinations worldwide. The International Airport of the Region of Murcia, the newest in Spain, offers connections to the main cities in Spain and Europe. As for the Airport of Alicante, the fifth most important in terms of air traffic in Spain, it had an all-time high last year, when it was used by over 12.3 million passengers.