As a trusted provider of a wide range of rail freight services, including intermodal freight, heavy haulage and more we get many questions about our services, coverage and the benefits of rail over transport alternatives. The following provides answers to some of these frequently asked questions and what using Southern Shorthaul Railroad (SSR) means for you.
SSR operate predominantly in NSW and Victoria, however we are able to operate in other states as well.
SSR can transport many products, this includes:
- Containerised goods
- Dangerous goods
- Bulk commodities, such as coal or grain
- Intermodal freight
- Specialty equipment
I am looking to move products by rail, but I don’t have any knowledge of the rail environment, can SSR help?
Yes, SSR has a highly experienced management team who are able to assist customers from initial enquiry through to delivering a tailored transport package that suits your needs.
As a business owner, can I purchase my own rail assets and transport goods without being an accredited rail operator?
SSR can fulfil the role of an accredited rail operator and operate rolling stock owned by our customers. Some of our best business relationships are developed using this approach.
Considerable cost savings may be realised by switching from road transport to rail transport. Get in touch with one of the SSR management team to find out more.
As a common rule no. People wishing to move singular items will generally need to speak with one of our freight forwarding customers to arrange the preparation of the item for rail transport. If you are unsure make an enquiry.
SSR owns and operates two locomotive maintenance facilities, one in Bendigo, Victoria and one in Lithgow, NSW. Both facilities have heavy engineering capabilities, including:
Have Other Questions?
If you have other questions or are ready to engage a SSR rail freight service contact us today on (03) 5434 7777 or enquire online. We are more than happy to help.