A fresh produce rail route is to have its network expanded and will include many key destinations in Europe. The service will operate under the name CoolRail powered by Transfesa Logistics. Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System (EPS) have signed an agreement to operate the CoolRail service.
The new service boasts the first direct rail connection for refrigerated products between Valencia and Rotterdam. Other destinations will include to the UK, the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland.
The CoolRail service will use the vast infrastructure of DB Cargo, the main shareholder of Transfesa Logistics.
The new fresh produce rail route will enable British customers to have a faster and more sustainable transport solution.
The CEO of Transfesa Logistics, Bernd Hullerum, said “The association with Euro Pool System is a great opportunity. It means for the fresh produce market that the railroad can be just as fast and reliable as road service. In addition, it contributes to achieve more environmentally friendly supply chains. A train emits nine times less CO2 than a lorry.”
Gerjo Scheringa, the CEO of Euro Pool System confirms that Euro Pool System is excited about this next step: “It is our goal to achieve greater sustainability in the logistics sector across Europe and this partnership will help to reduce CO2 emissions by replacing road traffic with a direct rail connection.”