The president of Adif, Isabel Pardo de Vera, and the minister of Transport for the Community of Madrid, David Pérez García, among other personalities, expressed their support for the “Freight on Trains” campaign during their visit to the stand set up at the Rail Live 2021 fair area.

During “Freight on Trains” at Rail Live 2021, many professionals from more than 70 countries visited us. They cited the important role that rail freight will have in the future of sustainable transportation and the opportunity they’ll have to join the Spanish campaign as sponsors or colleagues at those companies or institutions that wish to take part.

The“Freight on Trains” campaign has a very prominent presence at Rail Live 2021, one of the most important professional platforms in the railway sector, which is hosted by IFEMA from November 30 to December 1.

On the first day, the president of Adif, Isabel Pardo de Vera, and the Transport Community minister of Transport David Pérez García, among other personalities, expressed their support for this campaign while visiting the stand that was set up at the fair.

During the two days of the fair and congress this initiative and its central message will be announced, along with visits and support expressed by top representatives of administration bodies and national and international organisations. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness of the need to reduce the carbon footprint in transport through a firm commitment to rail as the backbone of an intermodal logistics chain.

There is a space for this purpose in the exhibition area (booth number 162) which explains all campaign details, the actions it encompasses, its development since launching, as well as the growing number of companies and institutions that continue to join.

At Rail Live, professionals, visitors, congressmen and women have also had the opportunity to join this movement that advocates for an emission-free supply chain in the fight against climate change.

During congress sessions Transfesa Logistics Executive Committee member, Samuel Snow also presented the launch of this initiative, as well as the many advances the company brings to the market. It aims to create an intermodal “door-to-doorlogistics chain”, as digitised as possible, highly efficient and sustainable, with the train as the central element.

Intermodality with the train as the main element

The idea of making a green container visible on transport routes reminds us that trains are key in being able to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector, which account for almost 30% of total emissions today. The key data highlight its many advantages. Transporting goods by rail reduces CO2 by up to 80%. They also reduce external costs by up to 50%. It also consumes six times less energy and is eight times better in terms of air pollution compared to other methods.

Rail Live joins “Freight on Trains”

One of the new members of “Freight on Trains” is the Rail Live event itself, which joins the list of collaborating bodies that want to support the campaign and help to promote as much as possible the many benefits, both environmentally, and in terms of safety and train reliability, as well as the need to increase its share of the logistics sector.

This European movement has already been launched in countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom. In our country, this itinerant campaign began its journey in Valencia at the end of October, to continue later in Alicante and now making a stop in Madrid. The showcase provided by Rail Live 2021 will also help to convey this message to the main players in the railway sector: transport administrations, industry representatives, institutions, sectoral and professional organisations and experts from the five continents.

A well-supported campaign

The launch of this campaign has been very well received by companies and institutions that see trains as a solution to decarbonise transport. In line with their environmental commitments, they wanted to make a much needed proposal a reality. That of taking care of the environment where they carry out their activities, while designing an intermodal supply chain with neutral emissions and calling on society to be part of the change. This has been driven by the DB Cargo rail company and its subsidiary in Spain, Transfesa Logistics along with Renfe Mercancías, Ermewa, Medway, Port of Valencia, Stadler Valencia, Adif, Anecooc, the City of Valencia, AM FRESH Group, the European Parliament, the Spanish Railways Foundation, the Valencian Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Works and Mobility, Martinavarro, Logitren, Low Cost Rail, Railsider Logistics, Rail Live, SanLucar, The Climate Reality Project Europe, Tobsine Spain s. l., VTG, Port of Alicante and TMS.