Freight News, Rail

Transfesa Express to speed Tesco deliveries

[ September 28, 2020   //   ]

DB Cargo’s Transfesa Logistics arm has launched a new rail service to move fruit and veg from Spain to the UK for Tesco.

In a first stage, it will move 15 loads a week from Valencia’s Almussafes terminal to Barking, East London. Transfesa has also asked to be allowed to increase the weight of the cargo that can be carried on high-speed line between the Channel Tunnel and Barking.

Wagons will pass through Transfesa’s axle changing facility at Cerbère to allow the train to travel from Spain’s 1668mm gauge tracks to the ‘standard’ gauge used in France, the UK and most of the rest of Europe.

Transfesa says that the operation, will be reviewed regularly and volume may expand depending on customer requirements.

The 20.00 departure time allows produce to be collected on the same day of the departure and ensure that food arrives in top condition.