Like sea freight or air freight, rail freight has considerable strengths to draw on in complementing a road-based supply chain. Freight on Rail’s aim is to get goods off roads and onto the railways as an important step in developing a more sustainable distribution system.

These include:

  • Reliable, consistent departure and arrival times giving predictability.

  • Known transit times to plan around.

  • High maximum payload capacity.

  • Reduced exposure to driver’s hours and working time directive issues.

  • Excellent load security.

  • Protection from the effects of road congestion.

  • Less direct exposure to fuel price variances.

Many successful parcel and pallet networks survive because of the efficiency of scheduled collection and departure times of trunk vehicles at the core of their business. The key feature of rail is that, by nature, it has to keep to a timetable; thus, the opportunity exists in building into the supply chain a ‘core’ trunk by rail, just as international parcel businesses build networks around their scheduled air freight movements.

With planning and minor modifications to distribution patterns within a supply chain, the advantages of rail can be substantial. The significant advantages come where distribution centre and consolidation activity happen at a location which is directly rail-connected, removing the cost of onward road distribution entirely.

Our Company, PanMar Ltd, offers rail and/or road transport operations to all our customers and partners alike. Efficiency and effectiveness are our principles in this special combined transport mode, as well.

For the time being, we are able to offer the following services across Europe:

AustriaBelgiumFranceGermanyGreat BritainLuxemburgNetherlandsScandinaviaGreeceEastern European CountriesSpain.

All above destinations are served through our main rail operator with whom we are cooperating with in Italy.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require more details.