What is rail freight?

What is rail freight?

Railway freight transportation refers to the transportation of goods through railways to achieve purposeful change or displacement of their space or location. That is to say, the railway, as the carrier, accepts the entrustment of the shipper, and transports the goods from the origin to the destination via the railway and delivers them to the consignee.

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Is rail freight environmentally friendly?

Railway transportation is energy-saving and environmentally friendly, green and low-carbon. If railway freight undertakes more transport volume, more resources can be saved and pollution can be reduced. The ecological environment is the foundation of human survival and development, and protecting the ecological environment is a common challenge and responsibility facing the world. In other words, accelerating the development of railways and realizing the green and low-carbon development of transportation will have a profound impact on promoting the energy revolution, coping with global climate change, and protecting the ecological environment.

What are the characteristics of railway freight transport?

(1) The accuracy and continuity of railway transportation are strong

Railway transportation is hardly affected by the climate, and it can carry out regular, regular and accurate operations all year round, day and night.

(2) The speed of railway transportation is relatively fast

The speed of railway freight can reach hundreds of kilometers per day and night, and the speed of general freight cars can reach about 100 kilometers per hour, which is much higher than that of sea transportation.

(3) Form a vehicle group, and the transportation volume is relatively large

The locomotives transported by railways have strong traction and are suitable for forming a group of trains. According to the traffic flow theory, if there are n cars forming a car group, the route capacity can be increased many times, so although the marshalling takes time, it has a large transportation energy. A railway freight train can generally transport 3,000 tons to 5,000 tons of goods, which is much higher than air transportation and automobile transportation

Basic Conditions of Railway Freight

1. The basic condition for whole-vehicle cargo transportation is that if the weight, volume, and state of a batch of goods need to be transported by more than one truck, it should be handled as a whole truck.

2. The basic conditions for the transportation of less-than-truckload goods are that, according to the weight, volume, and state of the goods, there is no need to transport them in a separate truck, and the goods that are allowed to be assembled with other goods can be handled as less-than-truckload goods.

3. The basic condition for the transportation of containerized goods is that all goods that can be loaded into the container without causing damage and pollution to the container and dangerous goods that can be transported in the container can be handled in the container.

Why is rail transportation the most convenient?

Rail transport is widely regarded as one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport. More goods can be moved in the same shipment. This makes rail transport an ideal way to ship oversized cargo or bulky items. Because these plains are densely populated, rich in agricultural resources, gentle terrain, easy to build railways.

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Heavy freight such as coal, lumber, ore, and heavy freight going long distances are likely to travel by rail, or some combination of truck, rail, and water. 

In the freight world, there are four main types of freight available to shippers. The main ones are land (road), rail, sea and air.

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