Rail - the cost-effective alternativeconnecting your business

We believe that doing business shouldn’t be hindered by distance. Our global freight forwarding network is in key markets across the Asia-Pacific, Europe, India and Oceania to help serve our customers wherever they need their goods to be. Rail freight movement is a viable mode of transportation to help connect our customers to their business.

Why customers choose rail

When suppliers and manufacturers are located far from business districts, ports or airports, rail freight is the most cost-effective alternative to move large amounts of cargo. When transporting goods across land, rail freight can be cheaper than trucking, while maintaining comparable speed.

On some routes, rail freight movement is also an economical alternative to shipping via ocean or airfreight. As part of TVS SCS’s comprehensive suite of end-to-end freight forwarding capabilities, rail and other land transport services are available to our shipping customers, and as a dedicated service in key markets. This allows our customers to enjoy flexible and agile inter- and multimodal solutions for all their shipping needs.

With different rail networks operating across the world, trust in a global freight forwarding network with unrivalled local knowledge and expertise. Our professionals are deeply familiar with local markets and understand how to do business in each region; leverage the benefits of working with a global company with in-depth experience in some of the world’s most complex markets.

End-to-end solutions

Our logistics and freight professionals will help you manage the process of coordinating your goods at the rail freight depot to be loaded. If your goods are crossing borders, our embedded in-house teams of customs brokers are on hand to simplify the process of clearing your freight for compliance and ease.

Through consultation and understanding your supply chain, our global network of freight forwarders can provide you with solutions that optimise your supply chain and provide a variety of transportation methods to fulfil your end-to-end freight needs.

From local pickup at origin to delivery at the destination, you have full visibility of the movement of your goods via e-Connect, our online tracking platform 24/7.

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    • 1300

      Global forwarding professionals

    • 45

      Global forwarding operating locations

    • 100+

      Years heritage

    More benefits of TVS SCS Rail freight movement services:

    • Reliable - Moving freight by rail is very reliable due to frequent departures
    • Cheaper than trucking - For bulk freight over a long distance, rail freight is cheaper than trucking, with comparable speeds
    • Faster alternative - Additionally, rail freight is on average 30-40% faster than ocean freight
    • Economical choice - It is on average 60-70% less expensive than airfreight
    • Greener alternative - An environmentally conscious alternative for greener supply chains
    • 24/7 online - Full visibility 24/7 via online track and trace platform e-Connect

    Welcome to e-Connect 24/7 Online Platform

    Welcome to e-Connect 24/7 Online Platform

    Our global freight forwarding network integrates our e-Connect online track and trace with the CargoWise IT platform. We use this across our entire international business to provide you with seamless 24/7 shipment visibility and live access to your data. With e-Connect, our airfreight customers also enjoy one login to access other aspects of their business, such as warehousing, order management, account management and shipment management information on the desktop website platform.

    We also have a mobile app available on iOS and Android, which provides on-the-go visibility on shipment data that matters most to you.

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    Why TVS SCS?

    100 Years Of Excellence In Trading And Technology

    Pivotal Supply Chain Solutions To Top Companies In The World

    Warehouse Space, Labour & Technology Anywhere It’s Needed

    Customised Solutions With AI Integrations And Machine Learning

    Customs Clearance/Brokerage Services

    Simplify your customs and ensure compliance across the world. Our dedicated in-house experts are in key markets across our global network, with in-depth knowledge of local regulatory requirements.
    With extensive knowledge of customs clearance and documentation requirements, we will assist your international shipment clearance and compliance needs. We have Australian Trusted Trader (ATT) and Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditations in Oceania and Europe.

    FAQs

    Our land transportation services are part of our commitment to provide end-to-end solution and services for our international freight forwarding customers who ship by Ocean and Air. We’d be delighted to consult with you to understand your business needs and how we may offer you the best solution for your supply chain.

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