Testimonials

Good service provided by RW Freight for all of my exports. Loads are always collected when requested.

Export Freight
76658

'Warm, welcoming and friendly. We always deliver on the day we advise'.

Sweden Full/Part Load Exporter
4491

Very happy with RW Freight handling my Swedish exports.

Sweden Export Freight
72521

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Tunnel Under-used for Rail Freight

Although the use of rail freight by big shippers and importers has been increasing steadily, only 10% of the Channel Tunnel’s capacity for rail freight is being used.  Rail freight becomes more competitive with road freight as the distance increases, so there would be great benefits if the Tunnel was used to full capacity.  The lorry shuttle service means that freight makes substantial use of the tunnel, but rail freight has not been able to match the road freight volumes.

Services need to reach a certain level of frequency in order for rail freight to succeed.  There also needs to be a range of provider so that logistics buyers feel they have the services and options they need.  Users also need to feel that services are here to stay.