Container Land Transport


Barcelona Port Authority has computerised the procedures related to the land transport of containers. To perform the paperwork electronically, you must have an electronic certificate or an agreed key.

This section provides you with all the information required to perform any of the following procedures:

Generic Authorisation Request: this procedure enables the holder to transport containers by land in the Port of Barcelona for a period of three years, with specific drivers and tractor units.

Specific Authorisation Request: this procedure enables the holder to perform specific operations in container terminals and/or container depots in the Port of Barcelona, with one specific driver and tractor unit, for a period of forty-eight hours and involves processing the advance notice or notices required for such operations.

Request for sending advance notices: this procedure enables companies with generic or specific authorisations to send telematic messages in which the transport company provides the container terminal and/or container depots with the data corresponding to the container with which it wishes to operate.

Registration in the Census of mediation activities in land container transport: this website allows all companies that are part of the transport chain, as either contractors or transport companies, to manage container transport services by road

Technical specifications

See below for a link to the technical specifications for land container transport activity in the port of Barcelona

Technical specifications

Annexes to the technical specifications

See below for a link to the annexes of the technical specifications. The annexes include the information related to the following actions:

1. Request a generic authorisation
2. Request a specific authorisation
3. Send advance notices
4. Transport Orders website

Annexes of the technical specifications [PENDING]

Agreed key and digital certificate

A digital certificate or an agreed key is required to perform land transport procedures. Barcelona Port Authority's Electronic Portal (see link below) provides information about the digital certificates that are accepted.

See below for the link to the procedure for requesting an agreed key. The agreed key allows you to perform the procedures with a username and a password

Procedure for requesting an agreed key

Help manuals

See below for the help manuals of the applications that provide computer support for electronically performing the land transport procedures. This application has been developed on the SOSTRAT architecture, on which Barcelona Port Authority is developing its business applications.

The first manual describes the common working method for all applications developed on SOSTRAT. The other three manuals describe the specific working methods for each of the procedures.

User manual for the common functionality [PENDING]
Specific Authorisations user manual [PENDING]
Generic Authorisations user manual [PENDING]
Sending advance notice user manual. [PENDING]
Transport Orders web-based user manual [PENDING]

Tutorial video
Orders transports Web video

Other links of interest

See below for a list of links related to this content that will be useful for anyone are interested in performing land transport procedures electronically:

Access to the Electronic Portal of Barcelona Port Authority
Access to the procedures section