We at Manaco International understand that there are many different choices for intermodal transportation solutions. Rail transport has grown drastically in the last decade and is currently at an all time high.
According to the Association of American Railroads, rail intermodal volume of 2014 was more than 13 million containers and trailers. Manaco understands the growing benefits of this mode of transport.
One of the key advantages offered by rail service is its reliability. Satellite tracking and other kinds of transportation monitoring allow shipments to arrive on time, around the clock, so that clients can rely on accurate delivery times. Another is the accommodation of various goods – rail can accommodate many kinds of cargo, from food and agricultural products to lumber, coal, liquids, and auto parts, thus serving a variety of industries.
Manaco cares about the environment, and rail solutions drastically reduce carbon footprints. Trains emit only approximately 5 pounds of carbon dioxide per 100-ton miles, while other modalities emit much more. Rail transport also means fewer vehicles on the highways, which in turn reduces our carbon footprint, and rail is estimated to be about four times more able to save fuel than trucks. One train can travel over 470 miles, and move goods in the amount of one ton, thanks to under two gallons of fuel and one train is able to move a load equal to that of approximately 280 trucks. Rail transport is also free of issues that plague highways, such as shifting traffic patterns.
Additionally, rail boasts a very strong safety record as rail travel reduces the handling of goods, thus drastically reducing chances for loss and damage.
Rail transport is an important piece of Manaco’s intermodal shipping connectivity. Safe, cost-effective, and eco-friendly, rail transport allows us to move your cargo reliably.