There are a number of significant advantages to utilizing rail freight forwarding over other shipping methods when in relation to Project Cargo. Two major benefits to our clients are time optimization and cost savings. While road freight forwarding is a popular method of over-the-road transportation, the weight and size limitations of trucks means that complex trips must be taken if the shipper is sending an out of gage component one or thousands of miles. This means additional costs for fuel, specialized trucks, security, delays, possible, and bottlenecks along the way.
Heavy and high / wide components can be put on one of Fracht’s depressed railcars and transported across anywhere across North America more efficiently, saving you time and money. Our in-house rail team located in Houston, Texas, consists of rail engineers, site supervisors, project managers, railroad coordinators, and expeditors which as a team, handle over 200 moves annually, with a 100% success rate.
Fracht’s rail fleet of 8 new generation heavy duty railcars just got MUCH bigger, allowing us to offer some exciting new options! Our fleet is now at an astonishing total of 67 railcars! We’ve added a new 12-axle car (GO PINK!) and formed a new partnership with Contractor’s Cargo on their 20-axle Schnabel car (CCRX40010), which comes with a revolutionary design, shifting capabilities and a new insertable transport deck. The additional 57 railcars are part of an owned/leased fleet of railcars, which Fracht will manage as part of our fleet for the customer. This fleet includes a 20-axle depressed platform car, as well as four 16-axle cars, and a large variety of 8 and 12-axle flatcars which are built to move vessels, boilers, windmill equipment and other pieces of long equipment.
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Rail Transport Services
Our railcars are specially designed and engineered to produce gains in carrying capacity. Each car is manufactured using T1 steel, making it lighter and able to handle heavier loads. Our depressed deck design allows the transportation of taller cargo.
Challenging moves require innovative solutions. Our rail team has designed counter weights and turntables in order to move components that don't fit the typical transport dimensions, allowing for greater range of motion during transport.
We understand the complexity of specialized transport. Our engineering team sets out to diagnose the most efficient way to handle your project providing route surveys, stress analysis and reports, detailed clearances and transport drawings.
Our rail team consists of former railroad engineers, pricing specialists, transport engineers, site supervisors and project managers with over 100 years of rail experience in North America. We have a 100% success delivery rate and handle more than 200 rail moves annually.
Together with our vendors and clients, we evaluate risks and formulate project procedures that minimize the potential for injury and environmental hazards.
We share your sense of urgency. No matter what size, or how complex is your project we meet deadlines every time. Supported by our express capabilities, we deliver your cargo quickly and reliably.
Fracht is committed to set a benchmark in client experience. Our dedicated customer support along with proactive monitoring system will ensure that your shipments are delivered on time.