What kind of environment will we leave for future generations if we fail to find alternatives to road transport? The risk of saturating road infrastructures and established environmental issues are driving us to adapt the range of goods delivery services available to our customers.
The future of transport revolves around multi-modal solutions, including combined rail/road transport systems
Trans-Fer, a Groupe Montmur subsidiary, is dedicated exclusively to multi-modal transport solutions, and more specifically combined rail/road systems. Trans-Fer operates on a major Brittany/ Rhônes-Alpes route via the company Combiwest, the product of an initiative conceived by economic decision-makers from Brittany. Trans-Fer is based in facilities located near the railway terminal, with a storage capacity of 3,000 m².
Combined rail/road transport has a number of economic advantages that have become increasingly significant following the introduction of the heavy goods vehicle tax (or Ecotax). This transport system also offers numerous environmental benefits today:
Between January 2011 and November 2012, a total of 7,036 containers were transported, equating to:
– the same number of lorries off the roads!
– 4,643,760 kilometres travelled off the roads
– 4,138 metric tons of CO2 saved
– 1,555,660 litres of diesel saved
Considering that 2.6 kg of CO2 are expelled for every litre of diesel consumed, this alternative mode of transport seems crucial to our future strategy!