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Chep takes the train to spain

12 December 2012

Pallet and container pooling services provider, CHEP, has signed a major agreement with Stobart Rail to use its new pioneering train service which runs between Spain and the UK. The weekly service, which is operated i

Pallet and container pooling services provider, CHEP, has signed a major agreement with Stobart Rail to use its new pioneering train service which runs between Spain and the UK. The weekly service, which is operated in conjunction with DB Schenker, travels the 1100 mile route from Valencia to the Ford Dagenham railhead importing fresh and ambient Spanish produce.

On the return journey the train is filled with nearly 12,000 CHEP pallets which would previously have been transported using 30 trucks. With goods being imported into the UK on CHEP pallets, it is necessary for CHEP to export its pallets to Europe to keep its equipment pool balanced.

Eamonn Casey, CHEP's logistics director for the UK and Ireland, said: "This is a groundbreaking development in the transport of produce and pallets around Europe. It is also a further endorsement of the commitment of both companies to environmental sustainability."
 
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