Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System (EPS) signed an agreement to start the collaboration on CoolRail routes to extend the transport service to many new destinations in Europe.
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 companies join forces to launch a new stage, in which the service will continue under the name CoolRail powered by Transfesa Logistics.
This new cooperation will create the premises to cover a wider network available to the market, in addition to the main route to Rotterdam, with destinations to the United Kingdom, the Nordic countries, Germany and Poland, among others.
“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. In addition, it contributes to achieve more environmentally friendly supply chains, since a train emits nine times less CO2 than a lorry,” Bernd Hullerum, the CEO of Transfesa Logistics, said.
The new route from Valencia to London will help the British customers to have a fast, sustainable and economically attractive transport solution.
“It is our goal to achieve greater sustainability in the logistics sector across Europe. Our partnership with Transfesa Logistics helps with reducing CO2 emissions by replacing road traffic with a direct rail connection,” Gerjo Scheringa, the CEO of Euro Pool System said.
The CoolRail routes will include the commissioning of a direct train connection to Cologne that will allow CoolRail to reach Scandinavia, Poland and the Czech Republic through Germany.
The new service will use the vast infrastructure of DB Cargo, the main shareholder of Transfesa Logistics.
The new alliance of the Transfesa Logistics reinforces its strategy of promoting international corridors with rail with the backbone of a door-to-door service.