Logistics Trust Networks: ScanMed RFC together with Shift2Rail discussed the future possibilities of transports on the railway

Jan Bergstrand, Shift2Rail/Trafikverket

Why isn’t the railway used to a more significant extent? It is competitive when it comes to price, capacity, reliability, and it is environmentally friendly. To ensure future transport demands, we must use the railway for combined transports.

One obstacle is that it might be fragmented and challenging for the freight forwarders and end-users to choose the railway easily. When there is a need for transport or when traveling, you just click start and destination on a website, and then you get an answer and can book your transport, quick and easy. The railway is more fragmented to get in contact with, and it takes time to start up a new business. That is something positive about the Rail Freight Corridors, one organization that brings the holistic approach, offers faster transports from origin to destination, and eliminates hindrance.

Shift2Rail has initiatives to seek market-driven solutions to simplify and create more efficient transports. Examples are wagon intelligence so you can follow the wagon and the goods in realtime with asset control towers, ensuring customer communication.  Also, there is a higher grade of automated train composition and operation.

Linda Thulin, ScanMed RFC, and Jan Bergstrand, Shift2Rail wants to thank the following people for the invitation:

  • Torgny Nilsson, Trelleborgs Port,
  • Paul Kleiby, Logistic Network

It was a pleasure to participate, and we look forward to dialoguing and cooperating in the future!

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