First rail shipment of fresh produce sets off from Valencia to Denmark

Tue 20/04/2021 by Richard Wilkinson
First rail shipment of fresh produce sets off from Valencia to Denmark

The first container has been sent by rail from Valencia to Denmark. CoolRail, which transports fresh produce by train from Spain to key European markets in partnership with Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System, operated this first voyage as a test run, with a view to making this a regular route. The initiative is aimed at meeting the increasing demand from customers such as Co-op Trading, which supplies the main retail cooperatives in Scandinavia.

The main benefits of this new route are the competitive transit time of five days and savings of more than 70% in CO2 emissions compared to road transport. The return trip is also economically feasible because the returning train carries empty pallets belonging to Euro Pool System.

Transfesa Logistics’ key account manager, Pedro Ramos, said: “We have made great progress by consolidating CoolRail as the most sustainable and efficient distribution network for sending fresh products to the whole of Europe. Customers in Nordic countries are pleased to see rail transport at the heart of the supply chain”.

CoolRail, powered by Transfesa, has been transporting fresh produce between the south and northwest of Europe since 2019.

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