This type of transportation is the cheapest one – it is the main advantage of rail transport as opposed to transportation container by road to the customer. Rail transportation of goods has always been the main type of delivery of bulk cargo, and large-tonnage cargo.
Rail transportation stages:
– A preliminary calculation of the cost of rail transportation from the departure station to the required station of destination
– Loading onto a platform at the rail node of departure station
– Transportation by rail (informational support of the platform location)
– Issuing instructions for returning empty container
For the cost of rail transportation we need information about stations of departure and destination, type of container, and also their quantity and weight of the container.