Tech start-up RailX has announced a partnership with Pledge, the leading accredited carbon reporting platform for freight and logistics. The collaboration allows RailX customers to access carbon emission data through their proprietary software and report on ongoing road to rail savings.

Targeting the UK freight forwarder market, RailX has ambitious plans to reshape how the logistics industry accesses rail freight services. Currently there is no single digital platform for multiple suppliers to connect with demand. The RailX team, in collaboration with rail freight operators, are consultatively working alongside forwarders to support road to rail transition programmes and proactively reduce scope 3 emissions.

RailX Director of Sustainability, Kelly Hobson explains:

“There is a longstanding perception that rail is an expensive and inflexible way to move freight. What we are recognising is road is currently the preferred choice when moving freight inland however, with a road to rail carbon reduction of up to 76% more organisations are exploring the benefits of using rail to move a proportion of their freight. The UK government has released a target to grow rail freight by 7.5% in the next six years and the RailX team are committed to supporting that transition by creating easy access to services and data.

“Our partnership with Pledge is enabling users to immediately identify carbon savings when exploring rail as an alternative to road. By accessing rail services via our digital app we are allowing users to easily access the benefits of rail.”

David de Picciotto, CEO and Co-founder, Pledge added:

“We’re excited to be part of RailX’s ambitious mission to revolutionise access to rail freight. By integrating Pledge into their platform, RailX is empowering customers with real-time carbon emissions data and the ability to seamlessly track their emissions savings when shifting from road to rail. This transparency is essential for businesses looking to minimise their environmental impact, and we’re proud they’ve chosen our platform for this innovative project.”

RailX aims to be at the forefront of an industry wide movement to progress a proportion of road freight to rail. Their new campaign ‘Rail First’ will be launched at next month’s Multimodal exhibition, encouraging forwarders to sign up in support of decarbonising supply chains today.

RailX is exhibiting at Multimodal on stand RFG9 and Pledge is exhibiting on stand 1060

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