Savino Del Bene facilitates low-cost rail distribution at Miami facility

The rail track at Savino Del Bene's Miami warehouse facility. Boxcars run on the Florida East Coast Railway The rail track at Savino Del Bene's Miami warehouse facility. Boxcars run on the Florida East Coast Railway

Global logistics expert Savino Del Bene recently activated the rail track behind its Miami warehouse facility with five access doors.

This enables major US distributors in the cruise business and Latin America/Caribbean to transfer large volumes of cargo inland via railroad instead of trucking to Savino Del Bene's facility for warehousing and distribution locally and globally, substantially reducing the transportation cost.

The boxcars run on the Florida East Coast Railway, which connects with other rail systems accessing the Midwestwhere many food suppliers are basedand beyond.

'This is another edge, a service we offer that others don't have,' said John Paul Brigneti, VP global logistics cruise & marine solution at Savino Del Bene.

A 60-foot boxcar can carry up to 200,000 pounds or 6,000 cubic feet of cargo. Brigneti put the average cost for this service at 3 cents to 4 cents per ton-mile for a railroad car, compared to 8 cents for regular truck service.

'Shipping via railroad can save a lot of money,' Brigneti said. 'Our goal is always to create innovative solutions in our organization and operation in Miami, combined with our free trade zone and global distribution.'

Posted 02 March 2018

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Anne Kalosh

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