Business expansion
Continente; Lisboa;
Location of affected unit(s)
Castanheira do Ribatejo
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

5,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 July 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Spanish group Abertis, a leading private transport and communications infrastructure management corporation, will create a large logistical platform located in Castanheira do Ribatejo (municipality of Vila franca de Xira).

This decision resulted from a negotiation between the Portuguese Government and Albertis.

This location option took into account the good accessibilities in terms of roads and railway as well as the proximity of the future airport (at Ota) and of the sea ports. However the choice of this location has been raising some protests especially given the fact that this will occupy a large area of Agricultural Reserve.

With the instalment of this platform 5,000 direct jobs and a few more thousands of indirect jobs will be created.


  • 6 July 2006: P├║blico


Eurofound (2006), Abertis, Business expansion in Portugal, factsheet number 63787, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63787.