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Hauling Cargo Efficiently

By Riyacar Gopackers Subscribe to RSS | April 4th 2012 | Views:
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Most of the domestic cargo service providers send Cargo in train. A goods train is a group of freight wagons hauled by one or more locomotives on a railway track. They transport cargo between two destinations as part of the logistics chain. The trains may transport intermodal containers, bulk material, general freight or specialized freight in specially designed cars for each purpose.

Rail transport is considered to be most efficient means of transport when ton-miles hauled per unit is under consideration. Bulk commodities prove to be very economical when hauled over longer distances. There are transshipment costs that affect the rail freight. In some cases, it may exceed the cost of operating the train itself. Cargo in train is less affected as bulk shipments and with distances as less as 30KM; the trains prove to be economically viable. However, the trains are not as flexible as by highway and this is the reason why a lot of freight is hauled by trucks even for longer distances these days.

There are different varieties of cargo trains that serve different purposes. Apart from the simple goods trains, the other trains meet the specific requirements of the clients easily. They include:

Containerization- It is a system that makes use of standard shipping containers as ISO containers that can be loaded and sealed intact onto container ships, planes, railroad cars and even trucks. Containerization has revolutionized the concept of cargo shipping.

Double Stack Containerization- Most of the flatcars and flat wagons carry one standard 40 foot container on top of another because of limited vertical clearance, even though it is possible for them to carry the weight of two. It is inefficient to carry the half of weight which is actually possible. But if the rail line is built with sufficient vertical clearance, double stack car can accept a container with a lot of empty space.

If you want to ship goods to a customer is another country or even other continent quickly, then select cargo in air. It provides various advantages with the limitation of heavy goods forced to be sent by sea or road. It is not very simple to send goods by air. You must be aware of the local export laws that you need to comply with. You must also be aware that the goods that you intend to send must not be a restricted item and this can be learnt by conducting a thorough research on the same.

Riyacar Gopackers - About Author:
Riyacargopackers is a brand name in the field of packers and movers in India. We offer services like Cargo in Train and Cargo in Air.

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