Maersk launches new Spain-UK rail freight service for transport of fresh produce. New transport option has flexible capacity and will initially have three weekly departures from Valencia terminal to Barking terminal in East London.
Commenting on the announcement, Diego Perdones Montero, Area Managing Director France, Iberia and Maghreb, said:
“Our new product solves several challenges that our reefer customers in Spain are faced with when exporting: Firstly, many large retailers want to reduce the carbon footprint of the products they sell. Secondly, we have a prevailing shortage of truck drivers, which means that currently cross-border road transport is often limited and unreliable. Thirdly, capacity and quality of the major roads are limited which leads to congestion. Our rail transport makes Spanish exporters independent from the driver shortage as well as road bottlenecks, and offers more than 90% lower CO2 emissions than a truck on the road.”