Multimodal transport

Multimodal transportation

Multimodal transport is a very interesting approach that solves a big part of cargo mobility problems.

Combining private and state transport in a multimodal transport system offers the opportunity to capitalize the best rates and transit time possible.

As many understand, multimodal transport refers to a transport system usually operated by one carrier with more than one mode of transport under control or ownership of one operator. It involves the use of more than one means of transport such as a combination of truck, railcar, railways, aeroplane or ship in succession  to each e.g.a. container  line which operates both a ship and rail system of double stack trains.

The needs / advantages of multimodal transport:

  • coordinated and planned as a single operation, it minimizes the loss of time and risk of loss, pilferage and damage to the cargo at trans-shipment points.
  • The markets is psychically reduced by faster transit of goods; Reference to Globalization challenge, the distance between origin or source materials and customers is getting to be insignificant thanks to the development of multimodal transport.
  • The burden of issuing  multiple documentation for each segment of transport is reduced to minimum.
  • The consignor / consignee has to deal with only the MTO (multimodal transport operator)  in all matters related to the goods transportation.

e.g. of multimodal transport system :

One out of gauge power transformer was loaded on  a platform wagon till Constanta port; the transbord was made on a Ro-Ro vessel till Iskenderun port, and afterwards the trafo was loaded on a special trailer till Jordan.

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