Restart of road transport after carrier strikes: this is how logistics activity awakes. This returns to the ports, industrial estates and livestock and agricultural operations. And although the platform that encouraged the strikes advocates maintaining the protests, road transport is gradually returning.
This restart of road transport is boosted by the aid approved for a value of 1,050 million to the sector until June 31st. It also comes along with the entry into force of the minimum bonus of 20 cents/l of fuel, which will be effective this Friday. Which invites the reactivation of logistics activity towards the end of the week.
Transport associations such as CETM and Fenadismer support the end of the carrier strike given the Government’s concessions. These are added to those agreed last December and included in Royal Decree Law 3/2022, and that the aforementioned groups consider “historic concessions”. Thanked concessions by transport companies and freight forwarders.
As for the strikes that are still active today, the first vice president, Nadia Calviño, described this morning as “marginal.” And she adds that they only try to hinder circulation. For her part, the head of Transport, Raquel Sánchez, has called on transport professionals to read the “great agreement” reached. And so, appeals to responsibility to avoid further damage to the economy.
The Association of Self-Employed Workers (ATA) estimates that at the start of the road activity during the week, 95% of the 207,000 self-employed dedicated to road transport in Spain have already resumed their activity.
The restart of the transport in the face of changes during the strikes
Spain announced the implementation of aid for the transport of goods by rail. This is due to the use that the country makes of the means of freight transport.
And it is that Spain is among the European countries most dependent on road transport. This has only become evident in the face of the increase in fuel. And so the lack of affordable alternatives has become clear.
Since our transport sector is overtaken only by Malta, Ireland and Greece. And it is that 95% of the goods at our borders move by road, so that any increase in the chain, for example in fuel, is later transferred to the cost of living.