Later today the Easyfresh Express reefer container train will depart Valencia-Silla in the first trial of the new service delivering Spanish produce to the Netherlands.
Speaking to PBUK ahead of the 20.30pm scheduled departure, a spokesman for Easyfresh Logistics, said that everything is on track and the train is due to arrive in Dutch transport hub Moerdijk 50 hours later.
“All operations have been running smoothly; schedules have been respected by all parties and the train will depart as planned.”
Operated by Frigobreda the train can handle all categories of Spanish fresh produce, taking fruit and veg on the 1,800 metre journey into the Netherlands where it can then be shipped elsewhere in Europe and the UK.
Frigobreda commercial director, Rainier Wolsleger, who is also the regional manager for Easyfresh Logistics, previously told PBUK how the Easyfresh Express service “breaks into a market which is traditionally controlled by a lot of of shippers.”
Leaving Spain at 8.30pm (local time) the route runs through Portbou, Spain, and then into Moerdijk, the fourth largest and most inland seaport in the Netherlands, located between Antwerp and Rotterdam and situated close to Frigobreda’s cold store facilities.
It’s journey will be monitored throughout and the service, which opens up carbon-friendly rail opportunities for Spanish growers and exporters, is expected to be fully operational by August.