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Improve your supply chain with efficient rail freight transport

Our rail freight experts can design efficient solutions between many destinations in China and Europe and within Europe that give you a wide range of benefits.


High level of security

Statistics show that thefts from containers shipped by rail freight are relatively rare, as it is difficult for criminals to get close to a train and unload from a container on a rail wagon. In comparison, theft from trucks parked at rest areas is more common as access is easier.

Multimodal compatibility

The containers and trailers used are compatible with both road and rail freight – sometimes called multimodal transport. This means that there is no need to unload and load at transit points; the container or trailer is simply lifted from train to truck as required. DSV also offers less than full load trailers or containers, where your goods are loaded with other customers' cargo.

Economical and less subject to fuel surcharges

Rail freight transport is especially efficient for long distances, as one driver can move more containers with comparatively fewer rest stops. Rail freight transport is often electrically powered, which avoids fuel surcharges and oil price fluctuations.  

More environmentally sustainable

Because rail freight transport is often electrically powered, and also because of the high volumes which a single train can transport, rail freight is a much greener form of transport, emitting much lower volumes of CO2.

Punctual

Unlike road freight, trains do not get stuck in traffic jams, and while there may occasionally be delays, rail freight transport is much more punctual than road transport as the railway authorities control capacity.

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