How to save wagonload freight

Heydenreich, Thomas; Lahrmann, Mathias
September 2010
Railway Gazette International;Sep2010, Vol. 166 Issue 9, p126
Trade Publication
This article looks at the future of single wagonload freight in Europe. It identifies several reasons for falling single wagonload traffic facing major operators, including cross-border growth in freight transport volume and reduction in wagonload networks of operators. It recognizes numerous projects of operators to increase their wagonload efficiency and profitability. In addition, the article offers ideas for dealing with high fixed costs of wagonload operations.


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