Environmentally friendly, economical and efficient
Rail freight and river freight are green modes of transport which emit very little in the way of CO2 and fine particles. It’s a strong response to the current environmental issues surrounding global warming, road congestion - the harmful effects of which are numerous (lost time, pollution, dissatisfaction of customers), driver shortages and the effects of seasonality.
Combined transport helps to generate savings on fuel costs and motorway tolls, reduce fluctuations in operating costs related to diesel prices and limit the impact of the duties and taxes levied on road transport.
Multimodal transport minimises the risk of break-ins and accidents by limiting long-distance haulage. It encourages respect for the prevailing regulations. It eradicates night shifts for HGV drivers and improves fleet management by optimising its use.
Making the most of the modal shift, combined transport offers an alternative to road congestion and driver shortages. Travelling at night is conducive to the consolidation and organisation of daytime flows, as well as the optimisation of delivery times and the weight transported (44 t)