Multimodal and intermodal transport are in high demand across the market, especially for medium- to long-distance shipping. Multimodal transportation of goods 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. Thanks to an optimal combination of transport modes, delivery timing improves, costs fall, and cargo remains secure. Cooperation with a multimodal transport operator is typically performed, as a rule, on the basis of a single contract so as to lower the legal burden on the customer. AsstrA helps its Clients enjoy all advantages of multimodal freight shipping in Europe and internationally. Our employees analyze Client needs and cargo characteristics, optimize delivery routes, and estimate multimodal delivery costs. AsstrA performs multimodal transportation of any goods in compliance with delivery terms regardless of geography. Thanks to our own fleet and close cooperation with reliable Partners, we are able to offer a flexible pricing policy and maintain a 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 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 based on 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 transport for each segment of multimodal carriage depending on cargo characteristics and Clients’ needs.
- Multimodal transportation in Europe, including the Balkans
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation in the CIS, including remote regions of Russia
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and the CIS
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and the Caucasus
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and the Middle East
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between China, Europe and the CIS
- Multimodal (intermodal) 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 control and timely delivery insurance.
- Arrangement and performance of cargo loading/unloading and transshipment services.
- Shipping and customs documentation arrangement.
- Cargo processing, storage and transshipment at ports.
- LONG EXPERIENCE
AsstrA has over 20 years’ experience in operating air cargo shipping. During this time, our company has learned the specifics of various industries and operational best practices to provide each Client with efficient solutions for their 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 Clients’ disposal regardless of their 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, and project logistics, among other logistics services. 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 employees take into account Client’s requirements forto delivery timing and costs. They and analyze cargo characteristics before, selecting appropriate transportation arrangements and purpose-adapted transport.
- 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 legal acts regulating each separate transport mode. Our employees consider all aspects and norms of 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.