To achieve a complete transport often different modes of transport are used. Through sensitive and intensive management we make sure the coordination between the various modes of transport will be done as smooth as possible. Depending on the capabilities and your priorities, we can recommend the best options.
In most cases of transport (pre-carriage and on-carriage) is made use of road transport. Especially for short distances road transport is the most efficient, or in same cases the only possibility, to transport your cargo. Through our regular hauliers in Europe and our network of agents worldwide we can take care of your all door-to-door shipments.
From a cost efficient and environmentally conscious perspective, the inland waterway transport (barging) is a good alternative to road transport. If speed is not your priority, or you have a large number of containers to be shipped at the same time, barging can often be a good option.
As with barging applies, rail transport has a relatively low CO2 emission compared to other modalities. Especially at longer distances and shipments of large numbers of containers, rail transport may be a good alternative to road transport.
A disadvantage of railtransport and barging is that a reliable and efficient inland waterway/ rail network is not present everywhere. For example in African countries, we see that road transport is often the only mode of transport to achieve a complete door delivery.
In practice it turns out that the foregoing modes are often combined. For example:
- The first part of the delivery by truck (pick up container at supplier)
- Delivery of container at ICD (Inland Container Depot)
- Transport from ICD to port terminal (by barge)
- From port to port (by ocean carrier)
- From port to ICD (by rail)
- Last part of the delivery by truck (from ICD to final destination)