29 March 2024

Driving Forward: Mainfreight's Continued Pursuit of Sustainability and Efficiency

At Mainfreight, commitment to sustainability is a continuous effort, blending efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and environmental consciousness. Because of this commitment, our transport branch in Ghent provides intermodal solutions alongside its road offerings, creating a comprehensive approach to meet the evolving needs of customers and the planet.

The advantages of Mainfreight's intermodal transport service are multi-faceted. Efficiency is a key focus, achieved by eliminating extra cargo handling and reducing downtime. As a result, customers no longer have to choose between speed and cost-effectiveness. Intermodal transport shows to be one of the most effective solutions for eco-friendly logistics. By minimizing environmental impact through resource management, we continue to align our services with a commitment to a greener future.

Apart from intermodal transport by train, Mainfreight Belgium optimized its current transport routes by shortening linehauls. Notably, the route from Ghent to the UK hub was shortened from a 250 km road through the tunnel to an 85 km route via shipping from Zeebrugge to Tilbury. Similar adjustments in routes to Leeds showcased substantial kilometer savings. The optimization efforts not only save time for drivers by avoiding tunnel trains and ferries but also enhance international driver availability. Mainfreight can now serve a larger number of destinations more cost-effectively, fostering efficiency and contributing to the promotion of sustainable transport practices across Europe for their customers.

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