Brakes trials rail freight for continental logistics

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Brakes is working with Eddie Stobart Rail Freight to transport fresh produce from Spain into the UK for Pauleys, its fresh produce specialist.

The company plans to extend the service to other European regions and product categories if the service is successful.

Sean Negus, Brakes, product supply director said: “Brakes’ decision to use the Stobart Rail Freight Service was inspired by the need to reduce food road miles and increase the speed of deliveries from the continent to ensure the optimum freshness of produce.

“The first delivery was seamless with the cargo arriving half a day quicker than using traditional road haulage.”   

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