• Rail transport

    Rail transport

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Rail transport, also called train transport, is one of the most commonly used and important means of transportation of goods. This is because rail transport is one of the most dependable modes of transport.

UTURN is the biggest platform of Europe when it comes to transport. No matter if you’re looking to transport goods or want your goods transported all is possible with our network. Our network consists of more than 1400 carefully screened carriers and 300 shippers consisting of shipping lines, forwarders and importers/exporters connect on our platform for maritime transport through all of Europe. Making use of our system to not only expand and increase the volume of their business, but also to work in a more relieved and efficient way.

Sharing transport orders between shippers and carriers isn’t the only thing you can use our platform for. You can also use our platform to save yourself time by automating. The system behind it also takes care of the administration and invoicing. So even if you’re not looking to expand your business and increasing your volume you can use the system to make your current partnership(s) more efficient.

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Benefits for shippers

  • Get the best price on every transport
  • Publish a shipment within 1 minute
  • Receive quotes from suppliers within 15 minutes
  • Choose your favourite carrier and price

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UTURN has more than 200 different shippers publishing thousand of shipments every month.

Benefits for carriers

  • Determine your price for every transport
  • Access to more transports from more shippers
  • Always get paid within 30 days
  • Expand your business and increase your volume

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Samskip
Aad Vlasblom

'Using UTURN has reduced our costs. For us as a shipper it is very easy to search and find capacity, with one message you can approach more than 1,200 carriers.

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Hupac
Mark Jansen

'The platform was built by people who have experience in logistics and you notice that in everything. It is a simple and well-organized platform where supply and demand come together in a transparent and therefore familiar manner'

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Mission & Relief
Quintus Opschoor

'The platform provides you with the necessary transport capacity very quickly, which makes it very time-saving. We are also taking an extra step in the field of sustainability through UTURN'.

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De Rijke Transport
Roy Evers

'Because there are many shipments from different shippers, there is always something that fits and you can ideally optimize your planning and reduce your empty kilometers. So you are very flexible with UTURN'.

Rail transport for shippers

Are you looking for carriers for your rail transport? Then trust on our network of more than 1400 qualified carriers. All of them have been carefully screened by us on necessary permits and insurances. With the push of a button you can reach all of them. You can place your shipment within one minute and within 15 minutes you can already expect to have received the first several quotes.

But our platform is not only good for placing your shipment for rail transport. The system behind our platform will also completely relieve you of several things. With UTURN you will always be aware of the status of your shipment. We will also take care of your administration and invoicing. Use UTURN to your advantage by finding both new partners as well as having a more efficient way of working with your existing partner(s).

Rail transport for carriers

Are you looking for shipments for rail transport? Then trust on our network of more than 300 shippers network consisting of shipping lines, forwarders and importers/exporters. This network is both powerful as fast-growing. They place publish thousands of shipments every month and you could be transporting them.

You will be able to place a quote on these thousands of shipments each month. You will be able to determine the price you will transport for. Other than placing quotes for shipments you can also place your room for a price. Imagine you’re already going towards France and you have some room left. Simply place the leftover room on the platform and wait for shippers to react with shipments you could be moving. As you can see, UTURN will not only expand your business and increase your volume, but also result in less empty kilometers and higher margins.

I need a container transported

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UTURN has the largest network of qualified carriers in Europe under a button.

Benefits for shippers

  • Get the best price on every transport
  • Publish a shipment within 1 minute
  • Receive quotes from suppliers within 15 minutes
  • Choose your favourite carrier and price

Check your rate!

I transport containers

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UTURN has more than 300 different shippers publishing thousand of shipments every month.

Benefits for carriers

  • Determine your price for every transport
  • Access to more transports from more shippers
  • Always get paid within 30 days
  • Expand your business and increase your volume

Direct access to all the shipments!

What is rail transport?

When goods (or passengers) are transferred by vehicles running on rails, which are located on tracks, it’s called rail transport (or train transport). Rail vehicles are guided by the tracks on which they run, in contrast to road transport, where the vehicles follow a prepared flat surface.

The most astonishing fact about rail transport is that it already started in prehistoric days, which was of course very different than how we know it now. One of these ancient systems is the post track (River Brue, Somerset Levels, England), which dates back to 3838 BCE, making it one of the oldest known constructed trackways. In this day and age it was a system to pull boats. They did this by pulling wheeled vehicles with animals and man in a limestone groove, which provided the track element.

What we see as modern rail transport was started by the British in Merhyr Tydfil. This started when Richard Trevithick started the development. He loaded wagons between Penydarren Ironworks and Abercynon in 1802. Nowadays rail transport is done by trains that are up to 7,3km long. Transporting all sorts of goods.

Rail transport advantages

Rail transport has several advantages that could make it the perfect means of transportation for your goods. Some of the advantages of transport by train are:

  • It is very dependable, because it is the least dependable on weather
  • Very well organized with fixed routes and schedules
  • High speed over long distances
  • Bulky and heavy goods can be easily transported
  • Most often cheaper than other means of transportation
  • It is one of the safest
  • Trains have a very large capacity which is elastic

Rail transport disadvantages

Like any others means of transportation, rail transport has it’s disadvantages as well. You need to take these into consideration as well when you’re going to look at train transport. A couple of the disadvantages for train transport are:

  • Lack of flexibility because of schedules
  • Almost always need another means of transportation to get it from start to finish
  • Not the best choice for small loads or short distance
  • No service towards rural areas

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cargo train

A group of freight cars, or goods wagons hauled by one or more locomotives on a railway, transporting cargo from a shipper to intended destination is called a cargo train, freight train or goods train. Cargo trains can haul a lot of different types of cargo like materials, general freight, intermodal containers or specialized freight for goods like cars. A cargo train is normally anywhere between 42 meters and 3 kilometers. This of course depends on the amount of cargo that needs to be moved. Another reason for trains to be as long as possible is to save on fuel and crew, which reduces the cost of rail transport.

Want to know more about UTURN?

Do you want to know more about UTURN, the biggest platform for transport in Europe? For example what sorts of other means of transport are offered on UTURN? Then take a look at one of the following pages:

Maritime transport
Truck transport
Shipping Europe
Container shipping
Container tracking
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