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.
Thanks David. I am using this as the basis of my quote. If I am successful you will get this. Must say I commented on your handling of my enquiry, with positivity, brightness and efficiency, not often seen in forwarders these days. Reminded me of when I started in the business (many moons ago), keep up the good work. There is not enough praise for our progressing staff.