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Rail freight

Environmentally friendly freight transport

Global Express’ rail network provides you with safe, reliable, and environmentally friendly transport solution, Australia-wide. From north to south, east to west, our rail services are one of the most economical and fuel-efficient land-based transportation solutions, with a much lower carbon footprint than road transport. 

What types of freight can you transport by rail?

As well as general cargo, we can move a wide range of specialised freight by rail including:
  • Perishable and temperature-controlled goods
  • Dangerous goods
  • Liquids and gas
  • Bulk commodities
  • Vehicles and parts
  • Machinery and equipment

What sizes of freight can you transport by rail?

With a range of fleet options and configurations, we can handle all types of freight in a range of sizes, including:
  • Bulk freight (solids and liquids)
  • Full container loads (FCL)
  • Less than full container loads (LCL)
  • Non-containerised freight
  • Palletised freight

Why you should choose Global Express for your rail freight services

We put our customers’ businesses at the heart of what we do. We work hard to deliver optimal logistics solutions to our customers, through innovative technology, facilities, and systems that give your business a competitive advantage.

Choosing Global Express as your rail freight partner provides you with:

More rail slot bookings than any other operator
We have over 300 weekly departures across Australia.

Capacity and scale
Our range of rail equipment allows flexible and tailored solutions for our customers big and small, from dedicated locomotives, rolling stock, and rail sidings to consolidated rail freight services for small to medium enterprises.

Environmentally friendly mode of transport
Rail transport emits 75% less greenhouse gas emissions than road freight. 

State of the art technology
Global Express’ online booking tools give you visibility and item level freight tracking (ILFT), online bookings, performance reports, and consolidated consignments.

Industries we service

  • Consumer and beverage
  • Retail
  • Steel and materials
  • Mining
  • Automotive and industrials
  • Chemicals and agriculture

Contact us

Contact us for more information about our rail freight capabilities, or to discuss how we can support your business.