Rail freight

Leaders in loading and transporting goods by rail

SUARDIAZ Group provides a service in loading, transporting and unloading goods by rail in terminals all over Spain.

We take care of transporting all kinds of goods safely and with the reliability that the national rail system offers. Over time, we have incorporated new technologies to offer valuable information to our clients. As comprehensive logistics consultants, we are aware of the value of this information when it comes to complying with maximum-efficiency protocols.

To ensure excellence in our service, the rail freight managed by SUARDIAZ Group complies with the schedules established, thanks to the coordination of its technical and operational team.

Our projects are always customised because no two shipments are the same and no two clients have the same needs and requirements. Our experience helps us personalise the strategy to choose the best method in each situation.

Rail freight solutions are in very high demand from our clients and we also offer these as part of the multimodal service as an alternative to land transport that might be faster and more sustainable for large cargo. As such, we design the strategy that best suits the timeframes involved for each project, to ensure the quickest response and to try to reduce the operation’s carbon footprint. At SUARDIAZ Group, sustainability, along with innovation, is one of our priorities.

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The SUARDIAZ Group rail freight services deal mainly with Spain. We cover the whole of Spain and can offer a quick response to the rail freight solutions that our clients need. We can also deal with international procurement demands if the logistics project so requires.

When the destination is outside Spain, we have agreements in place with overseas providers in order to enable goods to arrive wherever necessary.

Safety and flexibility

Within SUARDIAZ Group, there are two divisions that deal with rail freight: SUARDIAZ Rail, which has a railway company licence and safety certificate, and SUARDIAZ SLISA, which manages train terminals and loading and unloading services.

This way, we can cover every need that relates to this type of transport within Spain. And we do this with the flexibility and reliability that it gives our clients to have real-time information about where their containers are. Our rail freight solutions are also always personalised to each operation.

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FAQs

What are the particular features of rail freight?

The rail infrastructure in Spain allows us to plan routes that cover the entire country, in such a way as to cover long distances. Trains have a large cargo capacity for all kinds of goods, including perishables, and it is very easy to incorporate them into multimodal transportation plans.

Another important feature is that it is a sustainable system: it uses less fuel per tonne transported. As such, it has a lower carbon footprint than other vehicles and it is also more efficient as it requires less energy.

What are the benefits of rail freight?

Using rail infrastructure has one main benefit: reliability. Compared to other means of transport, rail is the safest and there are fewer accidents. It is a reliable alternative and accompaniment to the road, depending on the type of goods being moved.

Can hazardous goods be transported by rail?

Yes, this is possible if the conditions of the Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID) are complied with. Explosive materials, compressed gases, flammable liquids or solids, as well as toxic, infectious and corrosive materials would be included in this category, for example.

Among the safety requirements that need to be met are the training of staff involved and specific authorisation; the labelling of goods and the limiting and compatibility of these; the design and equipping of the wagons and containers being used; and the processes for preventing and protecting against accidents.

Why contract rail logistics services and solutions with SUARDIAZ Group?

As a leading company in comprehensive logistics consulting, SUARDIAZ Group offers a rail freight service that adapts to the client’s requirements and is personalised to each operation: volume and type of cargo, distance, connection to another means of transport, date of delivery, etc.

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