On April 9 the city of Elvas held the starting session of the "Collaboration Protocol" for the participation of the Municipality of Elvas and Transitex - Trânsitos de Extremadura in the Logistic Single Window project. The ceremony was presided over by the Portuguese Minister of the Sea, Ana Paul Vitorino.

Setting up this protocol is part of a wider programme for cross-border collaboration in logistics. The programme’s conclusions on the "Cross-border Logistics Matters" were also signed by the Minister of the Sea, the President of the Regional Government of Spanish Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, and the Mayor of Elvas, Nuno Mocinha.


The Elvas-Badajoz-Campo Maior platform represents a logistic reference for the Alentejo inland and for the Spanish Extremadura, with a vast polynucleated Logistics Activity Zone equipped with rail connections to the ports of Lisbon, Setúbal and Sines. According to Ana Paula Vitorino, "cross-border cooperation is fundamental for the development of the Atlantic Corridor in the TEN-T trans-European transport network, enabling the connection of the ports of southern Portugal with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula, south-west Europe and the rest of Europe, which makes this meeting particularly relevant." Recently the governments of Portugal and Spain have presented the great investments in physical infrastructures that are being carried out in this corridor.