Britain’s biggest retailer will expand its use of train services to bring goods from Spain into the country which helped it cut emissions and protect deliveries through a truck drivers’ shortage, its CEO told Reuters. Train deletes trucker crisis
Ken Murphy said a chilled rail service was bringing fruit and vegetables into the country from Spain.
From 65,000 containers a year on rail, Tesco has an ambition to increase that to 90,000 containers by November or December. Train deletes trucker crisis
“We’re one of the few if not the only grocery retailer in the UK that uses rail extensively,” he said. “That helped us during the HGV challenges we’ve had during the summer.