MOVING GOODS BY RAIL IS AN EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO ROAD. IT REDUCES COSTS AND INCREASES CONSISTENCY AND RELIABILITY.
There’s been substantial investment in rail across the region for several years now. This, and its continued stability, means taking the train is an increasingly attractive option.
Due to rail freight companies’ ongoing investment, they’re also able to increase the payloads they carry, with tonnage per train up by 80% in the last decade. Freight trains achieve over 95% reliability in on-time performance, and rail is highly responsive to changing demands, offering flexibility at short notice.
Rail has lower carbon emissions and less local air pollution, so our European rail service ticks a lot of environmental boxes, ideal if you’re looking for a more sustainable way of business. Impressively each freight train removes up to 76 lorries from the road, resulting in 1.6 billion fewer HGV kilometres every year.
And rail also avoids the disruption caused by the continued shortage of HGV drivers in the UK. As road lead times increase drastically, businesses are rethinking their supply chain strategies to keep goods moving.
Jordon operates daily departures from Italy and en-route throughout Europe into the UK and return. Transit times within the EU are 3-4 days, whilst routes to the UK are 7-9 days. Another major route is Turkey, with a transit time of 10-12 days. With arrivals at UK ports including Purfleet, Tilbury, Thamesport, Immingham, Killingholme, Teesport and Grangemouth, Jordon offers 45’ containers with a GVW max of 26.5 tons and 85 cbm volume as standard.
Another popular option is the 30’ container, which is cost-efficient for many products due to its high GVW of 28 tons. And with a volume capacity of 54 cbm, it provides excellent returns for dry bulk, bulk liquid and gases alike.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of moving goods through Europe to the UK by train? Speak to Roberto Bugatti who heads our rail department; he’s always keen to explain more about how the service can benefit your business.