Railroad freight

What is Intermodal rail freight?

 

When you need to transit big quantities of heavy items or hazardous materials over the long-distance the logical solution is to use railroad transport. Shipping by train offers a significant discount compared to traditional truckload price range. However intermodal freight is almost always a combination of truck and train. Trucks are used to transport freight from rail hub to its final destination.

Benefits of using rail freight

Environmentally friendly

Trains are much more fuel efficient than trucks. They can pick up more cargo and deliver almost as fast, as truck. Trains make less stops, wasting less fuel, producing less greenhouse gas emissions. If you have a container to ship, and you care about environment – you should consider sending it through Logisticentrum railroad branch.

Safety of rail freight transport

In terms of controlling safety, railroad freight is way ahead of road transport. Moving large amount of ADR goods (explosives or flammables), in most occasions, is advisable by train till the nearest hub, and only then using trucks, if they needed. Trains are almost not affected by weather conditions and traffic. Railroad networks ensure that people living along the routes do not face major risks, making it safer to transport large quantity of goods.

Price

When you use trucks to transport your goods you pay associated costs like fuel, tolls, driver labor etc. However while using intermodal services, plenty of containers are moved at one time, thus lowering the cost per load. Actual consumption depends on landscape, allowed speed, loading and stopping patterns, but usually trains seems to be 15 to 20 times more efficient than truck.