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BY MAURA MAXWELL

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Thursday 15th April 2021, 09:32 London

SanLucar opts for rail to cut CO2 emissions

New trial will see Transfesa Logistics transport citrus from Valencia to Cologne by rail

SanLucar opts for rail to cut CO2 emissions

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SanLucar has started transporting products by rail from Spain to Germany using Transfesa Logistics refrigerated rail express service in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.

Initially, SanLucar will send one container per week from Valencia to Cologne, a journey of 48 hours, with the aim of gradually increasing the load, depending on results.

SanLucar said the step was part of its commitment towards protecting the environment by making its operation more sustainable.

By using the Transfesa Logistics express transport service, the company aims to make a significant reduction to its carbon footprint and to design an environment-friendly, emissions-free logistics chain.

Our mission is to supply fruit and vegetables in the best way possible, guaranteeing at all times its freshness and flavour,” said transport manager, Jasmin Hiesberger.

“One of our main commitments is to maintain the quality of our produce until it reaches its destination, following our philosophy of ‘Taste in harmony with people and nature’.

Transfesa Logistics’ large accounts manager Pedro Ramos said: “We are delighted that more and more large companies like SanLucar are opting for rail. This is great news for rail transport of fresh goods to key countries such as Germany, one of the group’s largest markets.”

According to Ramos, express railway routes for refrigerated products such as the route to Cologne are very competitive and sustainable.

He noted that high quality standards guarantee fast delivery, in just 48 hours, allowing products to reach their destination with maximum freshness and with the additional advantage of helping to reduce CO2 emissions.

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