The supply chain company DHL Supply Chain Iberia has inaugurated an intermodal service for the export of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Netherlands and Belgium, which combines the railway line and its fleets for road traffic. Through this initiative, a reduction of more than 70% of the CO2 emissions that would be produced by road transport alone is expected.
The GRUPAG division of DHL Supply Chain has started its intermodal service through a train that leaves the Valencian town of Silla for Rotterdam. From there, the product is transported by road to Amsterdam and Brussels, two of GRUPAG's most important export points for fresh Spanish fruit and vegetables, with a volume of approximately 10,000 tonnes per year.
DHL plans to extend the rail route to France and Germany in the coming months to offer its customers a more sustainable option for transporting fruit and vegetables to these countries.