Rail Freight

Efficient and cost-effective rail freight services from one of Europe’s best freight forwarding companies

As part of our Multi-Modal freight services we offer economical rail freight transport, from both Spain and Italy, sitting perfectly in between our road and sea freight operations. Since Brexit back in 2020 our Inter-modal rail solutions have become more and more popular due to the increase in road freight costs throughout Europe. With relatively short transit time ranging from 7 to 10 days inter-modal freight is a good option for any bulk cargo that is not time sensitive.

All of our rail freight is loaded on to 45ft units. These units can have curtain or hard sides allowing goods to be loaded from the back, side and even the top in some cases. Using the many rail terminals throughout Europe we can make daily collections and are able to get the goods on their way within days.

Over the past few years our European Inter-modal services have become very popular from both Spain and Italy as they offer both affordability and reliable transport routes that see goods delivered in a timely manner. At Plexus Freight we can also handle all manner of customs in both the country of origin and the country of delivery. This ensures that the customs mechanisms are handled correctly, leaving the client to focus on their day to day business operations.




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Rail Freight From Spain & Italy

Our Inter-modal rail services from Spain to the UK are a cost-effective and efficient way of importing cargo. Utilising rail terminals throughout Spain, including Madrid, Castellon, Tarragona and Barcelona, we are well placed to service the length and breadth of Spain. With transit times between five and ten working days, and a distribution network to all parts of the UK, our rail freight service is a great way to ship cargo without paying a premium via road.

Multi-modal freight from Italy, or Inter-modal as it is often called, is a large part of our import operation as it allows us to ship goods for our clients both economically and at speed. Using main rail terminals such as that in Milan we are able to make daily collections from all parts of Italy and rail northbound, within days, using 45ft curtain or hard sided containers, which carry up to 33 euro pallets (non-stackable) or 26 UK pallets. On arrival in the UK we arrange delivery, well in advance, with all our clients giving an average transit time of 10 working days. With over 25 years of experience of shipping from Italy to the UK we are well placed to assist you with your requirements, whether you need to ship goods via rail, or using groupage, part & full loads or via express van.

Freight To Germany
Freight To Germany

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Why Plexus Freight?

25 Years’ Experience

Over 25 years’ experience in road, sea & multi-modal freight services throughout Europe.

24/7 Freight Support

Our dedicated freight specialists are on hand 24/7 to handle any questions or queries you have.

Competitive Pricing

Due to our activity in the logistical sector we are often able to offer the very best freight rates.

Quick Response

We aim to response to all queries within 30 minutes, meaning you get the answers you need fast.


We have been using Plexus Freight’ services for 5 years and we cannot praise them enough for the service they have provided to us during this time. Their customer service is excellent with continuous updates during the shipping process and they are always willing to try and help when we are under pressure with tight lead times.We highly recommend Plexus Freight to any company who is looking for swift, friendly and a cost effective service.

Gail Griffiths
Purchasing Manager

Shipping equipment overseas and importing equipment into the UK is not our expertise. Over recent months as a company we have done both, having trawled the internet for advice and quotes I came across Plexus Freight and Glen Freeth-Selway. Having no skills in these matters I knew immediately I had made the correct decision by choosing to use Plexus Freight for our requirements.

John Milne,

Warehouse Manager, Apex Digital Graphics Ltd

We at Hard Rock Flooring, have been using the services of Plexus Freight for 12 years. During this time we have received outstanding service and reliability. If there has been a problem we have been kept informed of progress on a regular basis, which is of real value in this day and age. We can thoroughly recommend Plexus Freight.

Iain Marfleet
Managing Director, Hardrock Flooring

I use Plexus Freight for all our Italian and Spanish collections for our tile business in Cornwall. Dealt with them now for around 6 years and the service is brilliant. From booking to delivery, kept informed every step of the way and if there is a problem (which is very rare), notified immediately and sorted out swiftly. Great team and a real pleasure to deal with.

Simon Ashmore
Imports & Logistics Manager, Cornwall Tile Centre

I have worked with Plexus Freight for many years and have found them to be offer a professional competitive service from Spain. Very good communication with delivery notes and work very hard to avoid any disruption on consignments. Highly recommended.

Stewart Bowen

We have been using Plexus Freight for 12 months for our tile collections from Spain. They have been absolutely first rate and therefore I highly recommend them.

Richard Barclay

Very nice service, very approachable and always quick to reply on my questions. Very flexible with my dates and requests and most importantly all freight delivered on time and in good shape.

Harry van de Noort

Plexus Freight really helped me in completing delivery of tiles which needed to be delivered with special time slot requirements. I was very happy with the service and will certainly use them again.

Arran Leyland

I've used Ceramic Logistics/Plexus Freight for over 15 years exclusively to import tiles from both Spain & Italy. I've always found them to be efficient, reliable, conscientious and affordable. I have no hesitation in recommending them!

Gary Metherell, MD, Advance Tiles Ltd, Milton Keynes

Plexus Freight go the extra mile every time. Consistently great service and delivery. Having tried out a few international couriers in the past I am extremely pleased with Glen and his team.

KDP Tools Ltd

Plexus Freight are very reliable, professional and affordable. For over 8 years I've been using their services and with a confidence I can confirm that they are the best transport company I ever worked with. I would reccomend them to any business who cares about the quality of their service.


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