A direct rail connection between Rotterdam and Valencia, sustainable and efficient!
CoolRail, the first rail connection for fresh produce, will start in May 2019 between South and Northwest Europe! The purpose of CoolRail is to make the transport of fresh food products more efficient and sustainable. It is a direct train link between Valencia and Rotterdam, with dedicated trains three times a week. CoolRail is the Euro Pool System initiative.
CoolRail is intended for transporters of temperature-controlled goods, including fruit and vegetables, active on routes between Spain and North West Europe.
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The rail connection is dedicated to satisfy the specific demands placed on fresh produce: fast, reliable and temperature-controlled.
CoolRail is just as fast as road transport, but much more sustainable. It is a responsible alternative to road transport that achieves a CO2 reduction of 70% to 90% on this route!
An important driver for Euro Pool System, the initiator, is to increase the sustainability of transport between Spain and the Netherlands. The need to reduce road transport movements in the fresh food supply chain between South and North is growing. Spain is the major trading partner for North West Europe for imports of fresh produce such as oranges, tomatoes and cucumbers. This produce is now mainly transported by road.
Shuttlewise will act as the operator of the rail link. The initial frequency will be three trains per week between the rail terminals Silla-Valencia en CTT-Rotterdam. At a later stage, five trains a week are planned.