Railway transportation is not only particularly sustainable, but is also faster than shipping and cheaper than air operations. But it is not always possible to use rail transport for the complete journey. We therefore handle the pick-up and final delivery runs for you and combine several means of transport to form multi-modal transport chains. We have tri-modal rail ports available at several locations for this purpose.

The liberalisation of the European railway markets has opened up a wide variety of prospects. As a result, we operate individual wagon and block train services between all the countries in Western and Eastern Europe – and beyond the European Union too. Railway transport is often the most sensible solution outside the EU. Shipments can often be handled faster by rail because customs clearance takes place during the journey; as a result, there are no waiting times at border crossings.

We have the necessary equipment to tranship your goods from ship to rail or from railway wagons to trucks, for example, and can lift even the heaviest loads. Rhenus has a customs broker licence for the most important export nations. But that is not all: we can also easily handle the transhipment of your goods from the normal gauge used in Europe, North America and China to the larger broad gauge. We have our own office at Malaszewicze in Poland where the gauge changes and it monitors transhipment operations involving the reloading of wagons.

Our railway specialist, Rhenus Rail Logistics, develops and handles rail logistics concepts with you for freight forwarding, systems traffic, supply chain management and traction. As a result of cooperation and freight agreements with other Europe railway companies, we pool flows of goods and offer the best solution and favourable conditions. You can follow the data related to your railway shipments through our IT interfaces and our consignment tracking system at any time.