Multimodal and intermodal transport are in high demand, especially for medium- to long-distance shipments. Multimodal transportation involves the use of several modes of transportation such as rail, ship, and truck. Different means of transport are used throughout the delivery process to create the most efficient and economic route for a given set of dispatch and delivery points. With an optimal combination of transport modes, delivery timing improves, costs fall, and cargo remains secure. So as to lower customers’ administrative burdens, multimodal transport operators typically work on the basis of a single contract.
AsstrA helps you enjoy all the advantages of multimodal freight shipping in Europe and internationally. Our employees analyze your needs and cargo characteristics, optimize delivery routes, and estimate multimodal delivery costs. With AsstrA multimodal transportation, your goods will arrive on time wherever they need to go. Thanks to our own fleet and close cooperation with reliable partners, we offer flexible pricing and top-quality service.
Multimodal transportation is flexible and suitable for carriage of any type of cargo, including:
- Low density lightweight;
- Piece, bulk and liquid cargo;
- Groupage and Full Truck Load cargo;
- Dangerous goods.
Each type of cargo has its unique characteristics and requires special transportation conditions. For example, it is impossible to carry oversized goods, perishables, liquids, and several other types of goods in standard containers. Instead, full container loads (FCL) of such goods require special tank containers, refrigerators, or “open top” containers. Multimodal carriage of small batches of lightweight or low volume goods is performed in a group with other consignments (LCL). Multimodal carriage of dangerous and oversized goods is subject to special legal regulation. AsstrA takes into consideration all the specifics of European domestic rules and international legal regulation concerning multimodal transport and ensures fast and safe delivery tailored to the specific characteristics of each cargo type.
Multimodal transport allows customers to take full advantage of any transport mode and minimize any risks connected with aviation, road vehicles, sea vessels, or rail wagons. Experienced AsstrA specialists select specially-adapted vehicles for each segment of multimodal carriage depending on cargo characteristics and each client’s specific needs.
- Multimodal transportation in Europe, including the Balkans
- Multimodal transportation in the CIS, including remote regions of Russia
- Multimodal transportation between Europe and the CIS
- Multimodal transportation between Europe and the Caucasus
- Multimodal transportation between Europe and the Middle East
- Multimodal transportation between China, Europe, and the CIS
- Multimodal transportation between Mongolia, Europe, and the CIS
- Door-to-door international multimodal transportation of goods.
- Coordination and management of all parties involved in the multimodal cargo transportation process, including carriers, customs agents, and warehouses.
- Cargo location and safety monitoring and timely delivery insurance.
- Arrangement and performance of cargo loading/unloading and transshipment services.
- Shipping and customs documentation support.
- Cargo processing, storage and transshipment at ports.
- LONG EXPERIENCE
AsstrA has over 20 years’ experience operating air cargo shipments. During this time, our company has come to thoroughly understand various industries and the operational best practices required to provide each client with efficient solutions for their specific needs.
- BROAD GEOGRAPH IC REACH
AsstrA has developed a wide network of offices in 18 European and CIS countries. Our employees are multi-lingual and are always at your disposal regardless of your location or time zone.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
Experienced AsstrA specialists provide a full range of services from one logistics operator: transportation, customs clearance, insurance, warehousing, consulting, project logistics, and more. In addition to offices operating in 16 countries, AsstrA has 8 in-house customs agencies.
- MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENT
AsstrA arranges transportation of goods not only by railway but also by other means to the Baltics, Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East, and China.
- TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS
AsstrA experts carefully consider your timing constraints, financial requirements, and cargo characteristics so as to select appropriate purpose-adapted vehicles.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We provide safe, innovative, and efficient services that meet the requirements of international law. Our group policy with Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland), Basler Versicherung AG (Switzerland) and Aktiv Assekuranz (Germany) covers cargo for €3,000,000 per insured event.
- LONG EXPERIENCE
The legal regulation of multimodal transport is complicated by a lack of widely accepted international conventions and unifying norms as well as a large number of regulations applying to each separate transport mode. Our employees consider all legal aspects and regulatory norms concerning multimodal transport regulations, ensure their application, and take full responsibility for arranging all required documentation regarding shipping, waybills, customs declaration, and so forth.
We look forward to cooperating with you! For more information on our services, please contact us via our website or at our nearest AsstrA office.