EUROPE: Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System have expanded the CoolRail network of refrigerated services to Denmark, with the first trial delivery of a container of fresh fruit and vegetables.

This travelled from Almussafes near Valencia in Spain to Denmark via Köln, with a transit time of five days and CO2 emissions 70% lower than by road. The return trip is also economically feasible, carrying empty pallets belonging to Euro Pool System.

CoolRail now plans to make this a regular route, to meet demand from customers including Coop Trading which supplies retail co-operatives in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

‘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’, said Transfesa Logistics’ Key Account Manager Pedro Ramos on March 29. ‘Customers in Nordic countries are pleased to see rail transport at the heart of the supply chain. They are very concerned about protecting the environment and the world in which they operate and keen to find emission-free logistics to contribute to the reduction of CO2.’