Rail

Carefully tailored, cost-effective rail freight

Since the year 2000, Tschudi Logistics has been frontrunners of rail freight solutions. Our dedicated rail team always strives to offer you the most cost-effective solutions. All services are carefully tailored to fit your needs and the size and type of cargo.

Our services include door pickup, port terminal handlings, reloading both road transport cargo and ocean line containers into rail containers, loading containers to rail platforms, preparing and checking cargo documents (CIS customs), customs procedures, and daily position tracing of containers throughout the railroad.  

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We offer FCL, LCL, and project cargo solutions

We provide rail freight solutions for FCL, LCL, and oversized cargo. FCL departures are scheduled every week and based on the location our experienced team will choose a suitable rail ramp to lower the cost. In relation to LCL for China, we consolidate in warehouses in Xi’an, Wuhan, Changsha, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Ningbo.

For oversized cargo, we offer tailored multimodal solutions, including rail for project cargo, worldwide. Read more about our project logistics solutions here.

Rail freight made easy

Our fleet

Rail shipment of 20’ and 40’ containers. We also own a fleet consisting of 20’ DC and 40’ PWHC containers. Our 40’ PWHC containers have a payload of 29,6 tons and can load 30 EURO Pallets.

Where to?

Various rail routes covering Central Asia, Mongolia and China. We are especially experienced in ocean freights to the Baltics and dispatching cargo by rail to Central Asia and other CIS countries.

We are flexible

We provide port terminal handlings. Delivery to site can be arranged after customs are made, even though delivery terms are originally FOR/free on rail stations.

Project cargo

Get your oversized cargo to destination with rail! Our project transport solutions include rail amongst other modalities, giving you the upmost flexibility.

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Connecting East and West

We transport to Kazakhstan (Almaty, Astana, and Aturau); Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek); Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar); and Uzbekistan (Tashkent).

Starting points are Rotterdam in The Netherlands, Duisburg in Germany, or Brest in Belarus, and all transports go through Brest.

Reduce your environmental impact while choosing reliability

Using rail as a way of transporting cargo is not only reliable and effective, it is also better for the environment compared to many other forms of transportation.

On average, trains emit up to nine times less CO2 and particulate emissions than road transport. Rail freight is also far more space-efficient with a single train replacing 50 truckloads of traffic. Additionally, trains are highly reliable. This is exemplified by railway transport being the only mode of transport not significantly affected by COVID-19 lockdowns (source).

When you choose rail freight, you help minimise the environmental impact of your transport needs.

Cheaper than air, faster than ocean!

According to cost and transit time, rail freight is generally cheaper than air freight and faster than ocean freight. There are many benefits to using rail freight over other modes of transportation.

Reliability

First of all, rail is superior to road freight when it comes to reliability. As railways have standardised transit schedules and do not share tracks like trucks share roads, they are not hindered by unforeseen traffic or weather conditions like trucks are.

Price

Secondly, rail freight is most often more cost-effective than other modes of transportation. Trains burn less fuel per ton mile than trucks and this results in lower fuel costs – especially when shipping a high volume of cargo.