+370 46 410954

Cargo transportation by railway


Cargo transportation by railway allows for cargo transport over long distances; it is suitable for transporting large and heavy cargo and is also the cheapest form of transport. Cargo is transported by railways in various wagons: high-sided wagons, covered and tank wagons, intermodal railcars, grain cars and marine containers. Cargo transportation by railway makes it possible to transport standard and oversized cargo.


Cargo transport by railway has the following advantages over other means of transportation:

  • transport of oversized cargos and cargos that do not comply with technical loading conditions (the kind of cargo that is complicated to transport by road);
  • the possibility to transport various goods at any time of year;
  • an optimal solution for large cargos, taking into consideration that one rail transport carries many more goods compared to other means of transport;
  • a way to reduce freight costs;
  • the possibility to transport cargo to distant countries and cities.


Cargo transportation by railway includes:

  • prompt analysis of forwarding orders;
  • organization of carriage depending on dates, route and type of cargo;
  • transport of multimodal and intermodal cargo by railways;
  • cargo loading and fastening;
  • tracking of cargo, wagons and containers;
  • completion of legal documents, declaration of cargo, processing of customs and transport documents;
  • cargo insurance;
  • customs formalities;
  • representation of customers at railway stations;
  • payment of railway tariffs while transporting within Lithuania, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan etc;
  • cargo warehousing and preparation for further transportation;
  • competent advice on all issues connected to rail logistics.


Why Select A Rail Transport Service?

Transporting large, heavy goods to distant locations is a crucial function of the railways. When compared to road transport, rail freight services are much more capable of effortlessly carrying a large volume of goods. Businesses of all sizes can always rely on the rail cargo service for dependable and cost-effective long-distance transportation. The following are some of the most compelling reasons to use Rail transportation Services for your goods:

  • Save Money

When shipping a lot of goods, a long way, railways may be the way to go instead of using roads. Businesses looking for a cost-effective alternative to road transport might consider the railway Freight Forwarder. However, the advantage of competitive pricing is highly dependent on the volume of freight and the frequency of movement of containers loaded onto trains. Shippers of rail freight can increase their profits by reducing the overall railway tariffs of the logistics chain.

  • Maintaining dependability

The rail transport service is both functional and operates according to a predetermined schedule. Rail travel is known for its consistency and reliability, in contrast to road travel, which is notorious for delays caused by traffic and congestion. Businesses that value prompt shipment delivery will find it an ideal solution.

  • Speed

There are a lot of goods freight trains that travel faster than their road-based counterparts. When compared to transporting large quantities of goods by road, the efficiency of rail transport services is superior. Contrary to popular belief, heavy-load trucks on roads travel slower than slower intermodal trains. Industries can reduce production with the help of freight by rail.

  • Friendly to the Environment

Someone who is really into the "safe environment" movement would love the rail freighting service. In comparison to road logistics services, this mode of transportation significantly reduces carbon emissions due to the enormous amount of cargo that trains can carry.

  • Conclusion

Businesses dealing with the intricacies of modern logistics are finding that rail freight forwarding by BTR Logistic offers a multifaceted and advantageous solution. Rail freight transport is well-positioned to shape the future of global train freight due to its advantages, which are becoming increasingly important as the world focuses on efficient and sustainable supply chain practices.

If you are interested in our services or you want more information, contact us by filling request form, mob. phone + 370 46 410 954 or mail: info@btr.lt

Other services