Iarnród Éireann Freight
Whether by rail or road, Iarnród Éireann Freight will get you there.
Iarnród Éireann Freight is a separate division of Iarnród Éireann. We provide a comprehensive range of rail freight services for the Bulk Freight, Intermodal and Freight Forwarding markets.
In an increasing competitive environment, reducing the cost of shipping and transport is a priority for any businesses. Using multimodal transport can dramatically reduce costs by combining efficient methods of transport. This is where Irish Rail is a key player providing Freight Train services for tanks/ containers as well as bulk transport.
Today, climate change is a reality which businesses cannot ignore when taking strategic commercial decisions. Switching to a Multimodal/ Rail transport policy can help reducing the CO2 footprint of your business and minimise the impact on the environment. Every year, over 9000 road journeys are saved by using rail freight transport in Ireland.
Rail transport offers key advantages such as moving full trainloads of ISO tanks, containers or bulk freight such mineral ores or timber product at a very competitive price. It is particularly suited for long distance transport. The lines between Ballina and Dublin port and Waterford port are cleared to carry 9 foot 6 inch high cube containers on standard floor wagon. Rail service operates Monday to Saturday which offers flexibility and reliable direct connection with maritime traffic. Rail transport is also ideal for moving hazardous goods since it reduces risk of accidents.
Using Rail transport can provide an operational edge. Scheduled rail services can help logistics operators and exporters improve the reliability of the supply chain as rail traffic operates as per timetable and is less impacted by weather conditions and road traffic congestion.
If you wish to talk to us about your logistics, export or import transport requirements, please contact us: