Rail Sliding Services For Spirits And Soft Drinks
There are many commonly overlooked factors when looking for a 3PL provider for your beverage or alcohol-based business. One extremely overlooked factor is rail siding services. This is ideal for liquor or soda businesses that prefer to use railroad transportation frequently or occasionally.
Rail siding is a low speed section of a railroad track that isn’t connected to the main line. These tracks are usually made with lighter rails that are fitted to handle fragile beverages. These rails move at decreased speeds and little traffic. It typically connects to other sidings at the end of the main line and its common uses are: marshaling, stabling, storing, loading, or unloading vehicles.
Partnering with a beverage distribution company that provides a rail sliding warehouse improves business. Those specialized with alcohol distribution use rail sliding for a more flexible distribution process and to improve the overall supply chain. Both companies and their respective customers alike can reap the benefits of the increased efficiency and speeds provided through rail siding.
Additional Benefits of Rail Sliding Include
Reduce Beverage Transportation Cost:
A railcar can carry the same amount as 3-4 over-the-road trucks. By maximizing your beverage shipments you can generate cost savings due to the decrease in fuel usage.
Rail siding adds a whole new way to deliver your spirits and beverages. This important method of transportation lets you ship directly to your warehouse doors. This benefit increases accessibility and availability across the supply chain.
Reduce Trucking Expenses:
Rail siding eliminates the need to move liquor or soft drinks from the warehouses through traditional trucking. They can do everything trucks do but have a much greater carrying capacity.
No Delivery Disruptions:
Railroads are less impacted by unfortunate weather conditions and human accidents when compared to traditional trucking. They ensure your beer, spirits, wine, soda, or juice is delivered on time.
Reduced Carbon Emission:
Beer, spirits, and beverages moved by rail have a significantly lower carbon footprint than those transported by trucks. The carrying capacity of rail sliding is 3.5 more efficient than trucks.
At Drinx Logistics, we offer this incredible service in addition to premium co-packing and trucking. Our rail siding warehouse can help you create an efficient supply chain that will maximize increased speeds and reduced costs. We're located in Vancouver, British Columbia but service all across the nation. Contact us today!