Are you planning to organize transport on an international route? Do you need a logistics solution tailored to unusual requirements? Multimodal transport may be the answer to your needs. Check why it is worth using it!
We provide this type of transport between Europe – Great Britain and Ireland. Multimodal transport is the transport of goods using more than one means of transport, while maintaining appropriate conditions of transport. For this task, we use refrigerated semi-trailers and RF45′ refrigerated containers with space for 32 euro pallets.
What is multimodal transport?
Multimodal transport is nothing more than organized transport using at least two different means of transport. In multimodal transport, it is possible to change the transport unit, i.e. the goods are reloaded, e.g. from a truck to a container. It is divided into intermodal and combined transport. It is usually organized on very long routes, often international ones.
The key element in creating an effective delivery is the logistics operator. Responsible for the goods from the moment of their loading until delivery to the destination. The role of the operator can be played by a freight forwarder, logistician or carrier. His task is to organize the entire route in terms of logistics.
Types of multimodal transport
Intermodal transport is the transport of goods in one loading unit (e.g. container, swap body, trailer) without reloading of the goods between different means of transport along the entire route from the sender to the recipient.
Combined transport involves combining more than one mode of transport for the transport of loads. The first or last stage of the service is performed with the use of trucks – e.g. delivery of cargo to the port or pick-up from the terminal to the customer’s door.
What are the benefits of using multimodal transport?
Why is multimodal transport so beneficial for the company? The optimization of the entire transport process is of key importance. Thanks to it, it is possible to arrange the transport of cargo with one entity. Multimodal transport reduces CO2 emissions to the atmosphere by consolidating a large number of cargos on one means of transport – ferry / ship.
The owner of the cargo does not have to deal with the logistic elements of the shipment at any stage of its transport. Due to these factors, multimodal transport is characterized by a shorter time needed to reach the customer. Money is also saved due to better organization of the entire supply chain.
The most important features of international multimodal transport
What are the advantages of using multimodal transport? Above all, it is the freedom to organize transport over long distances.
Thanks to the possibility of using almost any means of transport, the cargo reaches the customer without unnecessary waiting. This reduces the time needed to complete the supply chain and translates into savings. An unquestionable advantage is also the possibility of using the transport of groupage, standard and oversized goods.
Do you expect safe and efficient transport of your products? If so, take advantage of the opportunities offered by multimodal transport. Use our possibilities and have a successful transport.
Types of multimodal transport – intermodal and combined
There are two options for carrying out the transport of loads in the multimodal mode. The first of them is called intermodal and consists in the transport of goods in one swap body or container. In this way, the risk of damage to individual goods as a result of reloading is eliminated. International multimodal transport in the intermodal mode does not require any interference with the cargo, which is its main advantage. The situation is slightly different in the case of combined transport. It consists in arranging transport with the use of one main means of transport, e.g. ship. However, goods can be reloaded between different loading spaces (e.g. Truck-container).