Multimodal and intermodal transport holds leading positions on transport market, especially when medium and long-distance transportation is considered. Multimodal (combined) transportation of goods is the transportation of freight, using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship, and truck). Different means of transport are used in complex and sequence, which allows to select most efficient and economic transportation route based on geographical location of dispatch and delivery points. Due to optimal combination of different means of transport, delivery timing improves and transportation costs reduce, while cargo remains secure. Cooperation with multimodal transport operator is performed, as a rule, within one contract, which lowers legal burden on Customer. AsstrA helps its clients to enjoy all advantages of multimodal freight shipping in Europe and abroad. Our employees analyze client’s needs and cargo characteristics; offer best delivery route and perform multimodal delivery cost estimation. AsstrA performs multimodal transportation of any goods in compliance with set terms regardless of delivery geography. Due to own fleet and close cooperation with reliable partners we offer flexible pricing policy and maintain high level of service quality.
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 specifics and requires special transportation conditions. Thus it’s impossible to carry oversized goods, perishables, liquid and other types of goods in standard containers. That’s why for organization of multimodal transportation of such goods in container (FCL) special containers are used (tank containers, refrigerators, “open top” containers). Multimodal carriage of small batches of lightweight or low volume goods is performed in group with other consignments (LCL). Multimodal carriage of dangerous and oversized goods is subject to special legal regulation. AsstrA takes into consideration all specifics of internal European and international legal regulation of multimodal transport and ensures fast and safe delivery based on characteristics of each specific cargo.
Multimodal transport allows to enjoy all advantages and minimize risks of any transport mode: aviation, road vehicles, sea vessels and railway wagons. Experienced AsstrA specialists select special-adapted transport for each segment of multimodal carriage depending on cargo characteristics and client’s needs.
- Multimodal transportation in Europe, including Balkans
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation in CIS, including remote regions of Russia
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and CIS
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and Caucasus
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and Middle East
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between China, Europe and CIS
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Mongolia, Europe and CIS
- Door-to-door international multimodal transportation.
- Coordination and management of all parties involved in multimodal cargo transportation process, including carriers, customs agents and warehouses.
- Cargo location and safety control, timely delivery insurance.
- Arrangement and performance of cargo loading/unloading and transshipment services.
- Shipping and customs documentation arrangement.
- Cargo processing, storage and transshipment in ports.
- MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
AsstrA has over 20 years’ experience in operating multimodal cargo transportation. Over these years our company learned specifics of various industries and operational areas, hence each client gets provided with an efficient solution for his needs.
- WIDE GEOGRAPHY
AsstrA developed wide network of offices in 16 European and CIS countries. Our employees are multi-lingual and are always in contact with client regardless of his location and time zone. Wide geographical representation facilitates easier control over transportation process.
- COMPLEX SERVICE
Experienced AsstrA professionals provide full complex of services from one logistics operator: transportation (including multimodal), Customs escort, insurance, warehousing, consulting, project logistics, and other logistics services. Alongside offices operating in 16 countries, AsstrA has 8 own Customs Agencies, which helps us to continuously improve and develop innovative logistics and transport solutions.
- ADAPTED TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS
AsstrA employees take into account client’s requirements to delivery timing and cost and analyze cargo characteristics, select appropriate transportation arrangements and purpose-adapted transport.
AsstrA not only organizes multimodal cargo transportation, but also engages reliable carriers. Our transport partners cooperate with us based on long-term agreements, which guarantees high KPI results regardless of market situation. Our transport partners have all required licenses and permits, carrier’s liability insurance contracts.
- FINANCIAL GUARANTEES
AsstrA ensures high quality of services provided and carefully follows international law requirements. Our company insures transported cargo with limit up to 1 000 000 EURO for each loss case. Insurance coverage is provided by proven company partner from Switzerland - Basler Versicherung AG.
- MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Legal regulation of multimodal transport is complicated by lack of widely accepted international conventions unifying norms for international multimodal cargo transportation and by presence of wide range of legal acts regulating each separate transport mode. Our employees know all aspects and norms of multimodal transport regulations, ensure its application and take on full responsibility for arrangement of all required documentation, including shipping documentation, waybills, customs declaration and etc.
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.