Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Stobart Rail’s Spanish fruit deliveries get underway

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Stobart Rail’s new weekly train service from the UK to Valencia is set to leave the Eurotunnel on Friday morning (30th October).

It will return to England with the UK’s first low carbon fruit and vegetable fully-refrigerated rail delivery.

The weekly service is operated in conjunction with rail operator DB Schenker and is designed to provide, a low-carbon alternative for retailers and consumers of imported fruits and vegetables from Spain.
Stobart claims it is the longest train journey in Europe by a single operator and the first fully-refrigerated train service to go through the Eurotunnel.

It will help remove 13.7 million kilometres of road journeys per year, resulting in a reduction of 8,625 tonnes of carbon emissions.

The journey can also be completed 12 hours faster than by road, with corresponding improvement in shelf-life of produce.