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.
Mr Denton, I am writing to thank you for your company’s help in bringing a valuable (to us at least) new machine from Italy to our factory in Derbyshire. I must praise Kurtis for his dedication and sheer persistence in dealing with all the problems the shipment encountered; dodgy height measurements, broken trailer roofs, French ports, delayed sailings and a customer who didn’t really know what was doing but wanted to know everything. He was professional throughout and made sure we got our delivery as soon as was possible. In an age where people are often quick to criticise and slow to praise please pass on my thanks to Kurtis.