A NEW rail terminal could see a dramatic rise in the amount of freight passing through Andalucia.
The one billion euro scheme – set to be unveiled at Algeciras in May – is expected to lead to an extra 3.6 million containers being processed at the port.
The construction will allow access to 750m long freight trains and is part of a new European transport network.
Officials claim the development is crucial in order for the port to remain competitive with rival docks including Tangiers and Valencia.
The project – part of the so-called Mediterranean Corridor – will see Algeciras being linked up to other ports in Spain in a huge multi-billion euro investment, taking a line up the coast via Malaga and Almeria.