International Procurement and Logistics (IPL), the sourcing arm of Asda Walmart, has contracted DB Schenker Rail to transport containers carrying produce on its weekly services from London Gateway to Wakefield Europort.
Under the agreement, Schenker will provide two services per week. The first service delivered sixteen containers of bananas that had arrived from Costa Rica.
As a result of the agreement, 25 round trips made by road will be cut from the firm’s supply chain, according to IPL.
Alfred van Wyk, logistics development manager for DB Schenker Rail UK, said: “The new contract shows that IPL has faith in our abilities to deliver in full and on time and they are delighted with the service that we have provided so far.”