Commentary

18 Carriage of goods

CARRIERS vol 6(1)B
| Commentary

18 Carriage of goods

| Commentary

18 Carriage of goods

The operating companies are free to enter into contracts for the carriage of goods as they see fit. A large proportion of rail freight is carried pursuant to long-term contracts. In many cases the contract is for trainload freight where only the goods of a single customer are carried. Much of the balance of rail freight is container traffic, either being carried from a port to a distribution centre, or constituting international rail traffic via the Channel Tunnel.

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