As the purse strings are continually stretched, and eco-warriors continue to hack at our consciences, the need for a more cost-effective and greener transport method becomes increasingly necessary. However, with every upside, there is invariably a downside.
Transit times for road/rail combinations are usually longer, and any cost savings are eaten away the further you stray from the rail hub. For cargoes which are not overly time sensitive, multimodal (or Intermodal as also referred) is a workable option for many, particularly for full and large part loads. For groupage consignments however, the longer transit time usually presents the key obstacle, and cost savings are less attractive.
Notwithstanding this, we can provide multimodal options when you need to squeeze the budget, and feel a little greener in doing so.
As per telecon may I say that dealing with Corey over the last couple of days has been a pleasure. Everything I needed he did and kept me informed. Trailer turned up on time and now on his way for delivery Friday or Monday which is what was requested. I don’t normally praise anybody – they are doing their job – but he handled it very professionally and a first for me having nothing to moan about!