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Amazon opens Costa distribution base on temporary site by railway

The tent-like structures visible from passing trains.
The tent-like structures visible from passing trains. / ÑITO SALAS
  • The site is expected to be used for two years whilst the company finds a permanent base

Online shopping giant, Amazon, has finally got its wish to have a local distribution warehouse serving its growing business on the Costa del Sol.

Amazon received permission from the council late last year for a temporary structure on land rented from public railway infrastructure owner, Adif, on the edge of Malaga. However it put its plans on hold.

This year, however, the company has decided to go ahead with the project which involves large tent-like structures.

These will serve as a last-stage hub for goods from the firm's larger main warehouses elsewhere in Spain ahead of home delivery.

Amazon also has permission to expand the temporary facility to include an unloading zone for lorries if it wants to.

The total investment declared is 900,000 euros.

It is expected that the new facility will be used for two years. Amazon is still trying to find a big enough site for a permanent base in the area.