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The train is the means of transport with the lowest accident rate. It also produces the lowest CO2 emissions per cargo transport unit, up to 9 times less than air transport.

At Reus Logistics B.V. we will help you draw up the best logistics strategy for the shipment of your products, as well as offering you the possibility of managing each of the points in your supply chain.

We offer an excellent loading and transport service by train, loading the goods directly from our facilities. Your goods will be safe during the whole transshipment process inside our logistic warehouse with railway entrance. The goods will be protected from inclement weather during this handling process, regardless of the type of cargo. If you need efficient and environmentally friendly transport of large volumes of cargo, as well as economical compared to other means, don’t forget that at Reus Logistics B.V. we are here to serve you throughout your logistics and goods supply process. We know how to adapt perfectly to your needs. Tell us about the operation you wish to carry out. We will give you the best solution.

Advantages of Rail Transport:

Having seen the different possibilities and combinations of transport, we are now going to mention a few advantages of rail freight transport.

Safe transport

Not to belittle other types of transport, but rail transport is characterised by its low accident rate throughout the world, practically bordering on non-existent, as it runs on single-use infrastructures and has no direct adversities that impede its journey.

It is not limited by weather conditions

Contrary to what happens with sea or air transport, inclement weather does not affect the start of the journey so much and it is very, very rare to see delays in departures for this reason.

Possibility of unloading inside the warehouse

It is not very common to see warehouses with a train entrance.

Fortunately, at Reus Logistics B.V. we have a 10,000m² goods warehouse with two entrances for rail transport, with the possibility of unloading the goods directly without the need to transfer the ITUs to another vehicle.

High speed

The fact that the train does not have to deal with traffic, moving on an infrastructure reserved for only a few units, makes it a transport that can maintain a high and stable speed throughout its journey.

Currently, in Europe, there are freight and mixed trains that are moving at speeds between 160 km/h and 200 km/h, but in China a goods train is being developed that will be able to reach 350 km/h, which will be a turning point for this mode of transport when it begins to be marketed.

Stable budgets and fares

As with road transport, it is very rare to see large price rises in rail transport, unlike in maritime transport, where large increases can be observed throughout the season.

Economic

Transporting goods and products by freight train is one of the best alternatives for sending products over long distances, especially on international routes, at a low cost.

Low carbon footprint

Rail is the means of transport that emits the least CO2 into the atmosphere, both per freight unit in the case of freight shipments and per passenger on commercial journeys.

A study by the European Environment Agency with data from Eurostat, the European Commission and the International Union of Railways (UIC) shows that rail transport is up to 9 times less polluting than sea or air transport per tonne-kilometre.

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Possibility of carrying bulky loads

This last point does not make much difference compared to the transport of special cargo by road or Project Cargo’s maritime mode, but it is worth noting that both oversized loads and large quantities of goods can be transported in a single journey.

Intermodal Rail Transport

Intermodal is the combination of two or more different types of transport (air, sea, road or rail), without the need to transship the goods.

The same loading unit is used to guarantee the safety of the goods during the entire journey.

Intermodal rail transport is popular because of its various types of connections with all other modes of transport. Although it has a number of unique features, it has certain limitations such as its infrastructure or circulation in some countries.

If we take into account intermodality and connection with the other three modes of transport, we find the following combinations:

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Intermodal Road – Rail

In this case the intermodal transport units (ITU) can be of two types:

Combined transport or “ferroutage”: the goods travel in containers, semi-trailers or swap bodies. These travel by road on trucks and at the station they are mounted on platform wagons to go by rail. “Piggyback traffic” is where the complete lorry is loaded together with the driver on the train on a lowered platform. This type of transport is also known as Rail-Road Transport. At our facilities at the ADIF freight station in Murcia, we offer both intermodal transport and freight transshipment services.

Maritime – Rail Intermodal

Trains arrive at the seaport with Intermodal Transport Units. On arrival, the ITUs are loaded directly from the train and loaded onto the vessels using gantry cranes or sidelifters without the need for transshipment.

There is also the possibility to load the complete transport, i.e. truck + goods + driver, on a RO-RO horizontal or roll-on/roll-off vessel.

Intermodal Air – Rail

This is the least common of the three, as in most cases it requires road transport to transfer the goods from the airport to the goods station.

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Jeroen Graaf

storage@reuslogistics.com.

Services

  • Chemicals Storage
  • Petroleum and Gas Storage
  • Storage of other liquids
  • Transshipment
To provide the best working conditions for our customers and for our employees, providing the former with a guaranteed supply of high-quality fuel, and the latter with confidence in their future.

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We handle trading, storage and distribution by sea, rail, road or pipeline. Our terminal projects serve refineries, tanker terminals, marine bunkering, airports, power stations, as well as rail and road distribution terminals.

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