Andrés Herbada says disadvantages of railway transport
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Besides the cost is high and does not compensate in some cases, as in the short distances, the difficulty of triangulation, the cost of returning empty and less flexibility and agility of rail against road transport are some of the biggest drawbacks.
Moreover, not all terminals support dangerous goods, there is a greater tare complete vehicle hauling and load limitations on the railroad. Herbada also notes the lack of interoperability between railways, the complexity of relations with the railroad and the difficulty of solving the impact of accountability to be difficult.
Also worth noting the potential problems of gauge, the height of the mouths of loading and unloading, poor trade policy of the railways and, sometimes, lack of continuity of services and schedules provided by the railroad.
In addition, Andrew Herbada reported that the purchase of a UTI does not receive financial support from the administration, compared to those who did receive road vehicles. "We demand equal traffic," revindicó Herbada.
The main solution proposed Astic manager was not to stop freight trains. "Freight trains do not require large speeds, but do not stop." Herbada explained that they do not need the goods is speed, technological sophistication and daily maintenance as goods demand safety, intermodality, quality and reliability.
The conference organized by AEUTRANSMER on intermodal transport of dangerous goods successfully completed on 17 June at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Madrid.