Multi-modal transport | flexible road and rail solutions

By: Wincanton  05/12/2011
Keywords: supply chain, Transport Solutions


Wincanton’s rail transport solutions focus on providing flexible services that deliver tangible and profitable benefits to our valued customers. Rail is acknowledged as one of the most environmentally-friendly transport solutions for full loads. However, train operators are sometimes rigid in the service they deliver, placing constraints around services, available routes and volume amounts.

A team of dedicated rail specialists

Wincanton partners with all current rail freight operators across the UK, to offer a flexible, combined rail and road solution. Our door-to-door multimodal service gives customers one point of ownership across the complete journey. From source to destination, we ensure a consistent service delivered to a pre-agreed set of KPIs from start to finish.

We talk to every customer about the opportunity to move goods via rail, assessing suitability and potential cost savings at each stage. Through our extensive relationships, we look to combine customer loads to give the critical mass required to move transport from road to rail, giving both cost and carbon offset benefits. Our team of dedicated rail specialists work with all UK rail operators to manage volume fluctuations, and seek opportunities to extend new services.

Using rail transport to provide environmental savings

Wincanton provides a door-to-door service, offering a flexible combination of high quality road and networked rail solutions that deliver favourably against environmental targets, whilst ensuring value for money. With one gallon of fuel moving one tonne of product 246 miles by rail, as opposed to 88 miles by road, and one rail freight journey removing 30 trucks from the UK road network, rail is an essential consideration for every efficient supply chain today.

Keywords: supply chain, Transport Solutions

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