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Carriers “A new hard confinement could reduce freight activity by 50%.”

Jan 18, 2021

New house confinement and paralysis of non-essential activities could reduce the activity of freight transport by more than 50%, as warned this Saturday by the National Federation of Transport Associations of Spain (Fenadismer).

Through a statement, the Federation has warned that this request from some autonomous communities to the Government would cause “irreparable harm to the Spanish economy”.

Fenadismer recalled during the first wave of the pandemic, in which during the state of alarm decreed by the Government, the transport of goods in Spain was reduced by more than half, he noted the strong negative impact that such a measure had on the Spanish economy, taking into account that road transported almost 95% of the goods moving in the country.

From Jadash we are raising possible scenarios to predict this possible situation, affecting as little as possible one of our main value assets, the reliability of product delivery.

Thus, last April, when the maintenance of economic activities was limited exclusively to the food, health and certain basic industries, tonnes transported in that period contracted by 52.5%, from transporting more than 60 million tonnes of goods in the same period of the previous year to less than 29 million during the term of that decree for the halicking of non-essential activities.