SanLucar citrus fruits reach Germany within 48h with refrigerated express rail transport. Transport via rail network generates lower CO2 emission
Ettlingen / Valencia in April 2021). – For the first time in its history, SanLucar is transporting its products by rail from Spain to Germany using Transfesa Logistics’ refrigerated rail express service. The decision to use rail transport is based on the company’s commitment to provide the most natural, fresh and flavorful fruits and vegetables. And to be proud of the way they are doing it.
During this initial phase, Transfesa Logistics will be sending one container of fresh produce for SanLucar per week from Valencia to Cologne on a 48-hour journey. The aim is to gradually increase the load, depending on results. In comparison with road haulage, this itinerary entails a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions.
This decision amounts to an important modal shift in logistics in the agri-food sector because this group is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the world. With over 3,200 employees from 30 nations, every day it sells about 610,000 kgs of 90 varieties of fruit and vegetables from 35 producer countries on five continents.
SanLucar is aware of the need to act to protect the environment and is thus taking a step further in its firm commitment towards sustainability. 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.
As stated by the SanLucar Transport Manager, Jasmin Hiesberger, “Our mission is to supply fruit and vegetables in the best way possible, guaranteeing at all times its freshness and flavour. 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”.