Chris Swan is senior manager rail and shipping at Tarmac
There’s no next-day delivery option for major infrastructure projects, but the construction industry would do well to take notes from the e-commerce boom.
Despite a lack of understanding on how construction materials get to the right place, the strategic importance of construction rail freight in London cannot be ignored much longer.
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