Co-op set to expand rail freight
Saturday 28th September 2013, 3:32AM BST.
The Co-operative’s food division is looking to expand its rail freight network in a move which will cut the number of lorries it uses.
Its logistics service has more than doubled its use of rail in the past three years, cutting hundreds of tonnes of carbon emissions.
The company runs a daily rail service between Daventry in the Midlands and Glasgow and is now looking to expand rail freight across Scotland and to the south west of England.
Mark Leonard, head of the firm’s supply chain logistics service said: “The rail freight initiative has been a big success, taking increasing lorry loads off the road and radically reducing our carbon emissions.”