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Rail Freight Operators

Ports and terminals are simply the gateways for international cargo; these goods and products need to be transported to and from you, as the end user or the manufacturer. When a sparkling new car from Japan arrives by ship at its entry port, it has only completed part of its journey, all be it generally the longest part. It will then need to be transported from the quayside to a depot to be sent out for its final mile. In order to make this chain as seamless as possible, Rail Freight Operators and Haulers have direct access to the major hub ports to load and discharge cargoes for this part of their journey.

Rail freight operators can handle everything from coal to cars and from chemicals to consumer goods and containers. Often, these operators will offer storage facilities as well and a fully integrated cross-country network with links to the haulage chain.

There are many some important economic and environmental benefits to using rail over road, especially in countries where the road network is already congested. Transporting freight by train is more energy, environmentally efficient and cost effective. This is especially true when carrying in bulk over long distances.

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