Railway transport: All is well
An extensive network of railways of Russia explains the widespread use of this type of transport. It is particularly appropriate to use the railway vehicles when delivering the cargos from the place with a complex road transport infrastructure, when sending construction materials, when organizing the planned supply and in case of supply of average and low urgency.
Railway shipments are more difficult than the road ones. They require knowledge of document management, declaring and methods of securing of goods. That is why it is required to have qualified personnel.
Similar to the road transport, the most important attribute is knowledge of types and specifications of railway vehicles. Sometimes it makes economic sense to use an open wagon for transportation rather than a flat wagon, or to use an elongated platform in order to accommodate more cargo units.
Shipment speed is also a factor of quality in client servicing. In the process of performance of their activities, many people have heard the phrase “Yesterday”, showing the client’s desire to immediately load the goods. In order to perform such a task, it is required to have a railway vehicle at the moment or to have such a relationship with owners of a railway vehicle and certain railway authorities, which allow us to get a necessary wagon as soon as possible. Availability of wagons of certain type is no problem in case of stream cargos.
However, the wagons suitable to all types of clients may not be concentrated in one place. That is why it is required to prepare for transportation of some types of cargos. The securing schemes should be agreed in advance. It is required to prepare a strategic and operating plan for the supply of wagons if you want to get “Today” instead of “Yesterday”.