According to an article in the Grocery Gazette, Tesco have just unveiled their new refrigerated freight train service in a bid to combat the growing HGV crisis plaguing the supply chain within the UK and reduce their carbon footprint by reducing the number of lorries on the road.
The new low CO2 train service will run from Tilbury to Coatbridge twice a day 7 days a week and is a result of the Big 4 partnership with Direct Rail services, and Tesco’s target for a net zero operation by 2035.
“This is fantastic news, not only for DRS and Tesco but also for the environment. This is an example of how rail can play an integral part in the race to net zero.” - Chris Connelly,NTS Deputy CEO and Rail Director.
“This new service reflects our continuing commitment torail which has clear advantages for our business, our customers and the planet.”– Jason Tarry Tesco UK & ROI Chief Executive
The new rail service will see Tesco save around 7.3 million road miles, 9000 tonnes of CO2 and 17,000 containers from the road each year.