Many industrial companies are facing distribution problems as road congestion rises and lorry drivers' hours are restricted through legislation. However, the fragmentation of the railway industry has made access for potential new customers seemingly impenetrable - they may simply not know what rail has to offer. Finding the most appropriate organisation to provide sensible answers to anything more than very basic questions can be an intimidating search, often deterring all but the most persistent. Our experience and understanding of the industry gives us the ability to act as 'customer champions’ and guide customers projects through this minefield to successful implementation. This can reduce frustrations, save time and money and eventually foster the transfer from road to rail the freight flows which are so wished for, but so infrequently achieved.
We have guided a number of clients through the arrangements needed to develop profitable railfreight services, by determining appropriate freight operating companies, wagon types, train slots and so on. Our client list includes both international and domestic rail projects for rail service providers to the quarrying industry, motor manufacturing, consumer goods suppliers, the paper industry and port operators.
Last updated: Sunday, 18th December 2016
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