As work continues to reduce the CO2 footprint of logistics, RPC rental provider Euro Pool System has announced a new collaborative initiative to increase the distribution of fresh produce by train in Europe. The move will dramatically reduce CO2 generation on those routes versus road transportation.
Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System have begun a collaboration on CoolRail routes to extend the service throughout Europe. The fresh produce rail network has been expanded to many new destinations in Europe. In this new stage, 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. As a result of this alliance, the first direct rail connection for refrigerated products between Valencia and Rotterdam expands its coverage area to reach all of Europe.
The alliance between Euro Pool System and Transfesa Logistics makes a wider network available to the market. In addition to the main route to Rotterdam, new destinations include the United Kingdom, the Nordic countries, Germany, and Poland, among others.
The new route from Valencia to London will help CoolRail’s British customers to have a fast, sustainable, and economically attractive transport solution. Along the same lines, the commissioning of a direct train to Cologne will allow CoolRail to reach Scandinavia, Poland, and the Czech Republic through Germany. The CoolRail service will use the infrastructure of DB Cargo, the main shareholder of Transfesa Logistics.
The CEO of Transfesa Logistics, Bernd Hullerum, is delighted with this new collaboration. “The association with Euro Pool System is a great opportunity for us to show the fresh produce market that the railroad can be just as fast and reliable as road service,” he said. “In addition, it contributes to achieving a more environmentally friendly supply chain, since a train emits nine times less CO2 than a lorry.” The company’s new alliance reinforces its strategy of promoting international corridors with rail with the backbone of a door-to-door service.
Gerjo Scheringa, the CEO of Euro Pool System, confirmed that Euro Pool System is excited about this next step. “It is our goal to achieve greater sustainability in the logistics sector across Europe,” he said. “Our partnership with Transfesa Logistics helps with reducing CO2 emissions by replacing road traffic with a direct rail connection.”