Intermodal

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Intermodal

Linking the best for a better future

At RB we are convinced that the future lies in intermodal transport. Since our foundation, we decided to connect geographically suppliers and customers, maximizing low emission transport modalities aiming to reduce the environmental footprint.

We offer integrated door-to-door dry bulk transport solutions throughout an extensive multimodal network. More than 65% of the distances travelled by our dry bulk containers are executed by rail transport, being the most environmentally-friendly mode of transport available, whether in terms of harmful emissions (CO, NOx, SO2, etc.), energy consumption, use of space, or noise levels.

We are proud of highly contributing to the strategy of the European Commission expressed through its White Paper on Transport. The Commission’s vision for the future of the EU transport system defines the need of shifting the 50% of longer distance freight journeys from road to other modes by 2050, in order to achieve a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions, among other positive effects.

Doing it right, Costs less in the end

Thanks to efficiently executing our transport services we are adding value to our customers by creating time and place utilities, making products available at the designated time, thereby granting a competitive advantage. The efficiency of our transport also facilitates an accurate production scheduling to our customers since it helps to feedback market demand.

We are continuously working on improving the Supply Chain. We pursue the optimization of our services by analyzing different elements that have a direct impact on the transportation. By combining the legal transport regulations and the tangible attributes of the materials with the volume capacity of our transport units, we create meaningful indicators, such as the payload, since an increase of the weight ratio implies lower transportation costs.

Thanks to efficiently executing our transport services we are adding value to our customers by creating time and place utilities, making products available at the designated time, thereby granting a competitive advantage. The efficiency of our transport also facilitates an accurate production scheduling to our customers since it helps to feedback market demand.

We are continuously working on improving the Supply Chain. We pursue the optimization of our services by analyzing different elements that have a direct impact on the transportation. By combining the legal transport regulations and the tangible attributes of the materials with the volume capacity of our transport units, we create meaningful indicators, such as the payload, since an increase of the weight ratio implies lower transportation costs.

INTERMODAL

CAPACITY TO MEETYOUR NEEDS

With our worldwide presence, we can take care of the customer’s logistical flows on different continents. RB offers diverse sizes and capacities depending on product physical properties.

Size
20 Feet
40 Feet
Shape
Cylindrical
Cylindrical
Construction Material
Aluminium
Aluminium
Volume
26 M3 - 905 FT3
59 M3 - 2,065 FT3
Operating Pressure
2 BAR - 29 PSI
2 BAR - 29 PSI
Size
20 Feet
40 Feet
Shape
Cylindrical
Cylindrical
Construction Material
Aluminium
Aluminium
Volume
23 M3 -824 FT3
53 M3 - 1,854 FT3
Operating Pressure
2 BAR - 29 PSI
2 BAR - 29 PSI

Switch shortage to opportunity

Rising transportation costs, particularly those associated with trucking, are forcing the industry to find efficient alternatives to distribute their goods across the continents. One of the highest risk to existing distribution chain strategies is the shortage of long-haul truck drivers.

Our dry bulk containers features a significant solution to tackle this situation. Thanks to our Intermodal status, RB offers container-based storage near the most important hubs in order to dispose of buffers to match supply and demand in all possible circumstances: lack of long-haul truck capacity, strikes, production problems, and extreme weather or force major delays- The collateral effects produced under these situations are much less damaging with a safety stock near the final destination, with the result of higher reliability and lower lead times.

Driven by technology

At RB, we constantly pursue the goals of cost efficiency and a customer service improvement, evaluating carefully our transit times and reliability. In order to achieve our high-efficient performance, we have implemented a tailor-made transport management system (TMS) to provide fast and reliable information about our workflows at all times, by means of customized reports and system-to-system communications.

Processes supported by KPI and coupled with best practice logistics solutions guarantee high-quality standards and the best possible process transparency.

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Thanks to out knowledge and expertise, we have been successful in developing innovative logistics solutions, but also in implementing them in the daily business on several continents.

Our goal is to truly understand the specific needs within your supply chain strategy and provide a solution to improve and secure the continuous and uninterrupted supply of goods. Find more about us here:

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