1. What is Cool Rail?
Cool Rail is a test project where fresh produce is transported via a new rail link from Valencia to Cologne. The train is fast, reliable and refrigerated, something that is, of course, essential for fresh produce. During the citrus season (November to March) two containers of citrus fruit per week come from Spain via Cool Rail instead of by truck. The containers are then transported by truck to our Halle distribution centre and are then loaded with empty crates for the return trip to Cologne.