Transfesa Logistics and Euro Pool System (EPS) have signed an agreement to operate the CoolRail service.
The service will continue under the Coolrail name but will be supported by Transfesa Logistics and EPS.
This alliance will see the first direct rail connection for refrigerated products between Valencia and Rotterdam expand its coverage area to reach all of Europe.
In addition to the main Rotterdam route, the new service will travel through the UK, Germany and Poland.
Bernd Hullerum, CEO of Transfesa Logistics, said: “The association with Euro Pool System is a great opportunity for us to show the fresh produce market that the railroad can be just as fast and reliable as road service.
“In addition, it contributes to achieve more environmentally friendly supply chains, since a train emits nine times less CO2 than a lorry.”
Gerjo Scheringa, CEO of EPS, said: “It is our goal to achieve greater sustainability in the logistics sector across Europe. Our partnership with Transfesa Logistics helps with reducing CO2 emissions by replacing road traffic with a direct rail connection.”