NLC Express Freight Train (NEFT)
Rail is the most prefered, safest and less expensive mode of transportation across the globe. The share of rail freight transport in most of developed and some developing countries ranges from 60 % to 70 %. Unfortunately the rail mode of cargo movement is largely underutilized in Pakistan. Transportation of only 4% of freight by railways in Pakistan as against 96% through road warranted immediate measures to revitalize this crucial sector of transportation industry. Cognizant of the tremendous tial of rail transportation, NLC in 2009 launched a pilot project by the name of NLC Express Freight Train (NEFT), aimed at extending supply chain capacity as per the strategic vision of NLC to convert the organization into a true multimodal logistics solutions provider.The project offers alternative means of economical transportation of containerized/ loose cargo to major economic hubs of the country.