The Train Takes The Strain

April 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p12
Trade Publication
The government of Great Britain has launched a case study detailing how the new rail terminal of the Traffic Destination Group (TDG) will save some 14,500 truck round-trips, totalling 5.9 million miles a year. The case study guide describes how the TDG has developed a road-to-rail transport service for the manufacturing plant of the BP company in Grangemouth, Scotland. Investment by the company in its polymer manufacturing capability in Grangemouth, Scotland, provided the opportunity for TDG to tailor a specific road/rail service for its customers. As a direct result of this initiative, it is predicted that 360,000 tons of bulk traffic will be transferred to rail in 2006. Another advantage of the facility is that any rail company, or any road operator, can use it.


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