Rail transport through our own terminal.

The carriage of goods by rail is a perfectly viable economic alternative for large cargo's across greater distances.

For long-distance journeys and large-volume cargos, carriage by rail is an appealing solution. DGL has its very own rail terminal for this purpose.

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De Graaf Logistics’ rail terminal in Oosterhout is part of DB Schenker’s European network which consists of just under 30 dedicated rail terminals. If the loading and/or unloading point does not have a rail connection of its own, these rail terminals serve as the road to rail and rail to road transhipment site for the goods. The operator of the rail terminal also handles the transhipment of the goods and pre or post haulage by road. Ten wagons of 25 metres in length can be transhipped by a DB Schenker locomotive in the morning and in the evening on a daily basis.

In order to be able to load and unload the well over 1,500 wagons, DGL has the run of a 2,500 m² on-premises rail terminal with a 135 metre platform. The platform sits at the same height as the train, which greatly facilitates wagon loading and unloading operations using electrical pallet trucks and forklift trucks. To allow the goods to be swiftly taken off and on board the lorries from the platform, the platform has four loading docks. DGL itself handles the pre and post journey by lorry.

Rewarding alternative

One wagon can take up to 167 m³ and 63 tons in cargo. On average, it takes two lorries to haul the cargo of a single train wagon. Carriage by rail is much less taxing on the environment compared to road haulage by lorry.

If you are looking to transport large volumes across great distances, carriage by rail is definitely a rewarding alternative from an economic perspective. Lorries travelling to Eastern Europe are allowed to carry cargos up to 20 tons max. whereas a single train wagon will take in excess of 60 tons.
• High delivery reliability.
• Cost-effective
• Intermediate storage available.
• Reduction of carbon emission levels; up to 60% less carbon emissions against road haulage.
• Taking the weight off your shoulders through door-to-door service delivery.

Which explains why carriage by rail to any of these destinations is a highly appealing proposition from an economic and environmental angle. If you think this could be just the thing for you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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