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Multimodal Transportation

Multimodal freight transportation refers to a combination of several transport modes under a single contract. Multimodal shipments are widely handled to enable door-to-door delivery solutions for the Clients whose warehouses and stores are far removed from airports, railroad stations or seaports.
Advantages of multimodal transportation:
  • Considerably reduced costs due to the optimum combination of transportation modes.
  • Door-to-door delivery enablement.
Engaging an inexperienced freighter is fraught with customs clearance problems, issues with cargo safety and lack of coordination regarding the actions taken by all participants of the multimodal freight transportation process. But the biggest challenge lies with the delivery handling and coming up with the right combination of transportation modes that would actually optimize the process. Multiple factors have to be considered in this respect, from individual cargo characteristics and load securing methods to weather conditions and route alternatives.   
With multimodal freight transportation, goods are generally carried in single loading units containers. The popularity of container usage is rapidly gaining traction: thus, in 1970 only 4,6% of the 13,9 million tons of the cargo that arrived at the Port of Hamburg were kept in containers, as opposed to  96,7% out of the registered 73,6 million tons of goods in 2009.

Why use containers for multimodal transportation?

  • support for repeated usage;
  • fit for intermodal shipments;
  • ease of repacking;
  • increased cargo security;
  • ease of packaging/repackaging.

Available transport combinations:

  • sea freight + road transport; 
  • rail freight + sea freight + road transport;
  • sea freight + rail freight;
  • air freight + road transport;
  • sea freight + air freight.

Multimodal shipment services with STA Logistic stand for:

  • The network of reliable agents around the globe, including WCA members.
  • Direct agreements with key sea shipping lines covering all directions claimed by the Clients. 
  • Saving in costs gained by high shipment volumes.
  • A decade-long experience accumulated by the company’s departments specializing in sea freight, air freight, road transport and project cargo shipping that focus on enhancement of specific schemes for each transportation mode.

The following information shall be provided by the Client for cost estimation:

  1. Full address of the point of loading for EXW, FCA, with obligatory reference to ZIP code.
  2. Origin port for FCA.
  3. Destination port.
  4. Point of unloading address.
  5. Customs terminal, temporary storage warehouse in the destination country.
  6. Cargo name.
  7. Gross weight: KGS.
  8. Cargo volume: CBM.
  9. Quantity and type of containers.
  10. Temperature mode (for refrigerated goods).
  11. Name of the freight forwarder (for air freight).
  12. Cargo packaging (for air freight and project cargo shipping).
  13. Number of cargo items (for air freight and project cargo shipping).
  14. Cargo item parameters: weight/dimensions (for air freight and project cargo shipping).
  15. IMO number, UN number, preferably MDSS list (for dangerous goods).
For more information, contact one of our offices, or submit a request at our website.
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