Multimodal transportation

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Multimodal transportation

Multimodal transportation is a type of cargo transportation that involves the use of multiple goods for the transport of one cargo. For example, it may be carriage by road, followed by air travel, and then by sea. In the multimodal transport it can take from two to an endless number of types of transport in a different sequence. Multimodal transportation is necessary if delivery of cargo in one mode of transport is impossible or it is necessary to deliver the goods quickly. In the first case, this may be the transportation of goods between continents, in this case, without sea or air freight can not be delivered. In the second case, road freight to the airport, and then air cargo will greatly reduce the speed of delivery of your cargo. At first, the goods are delivered to the necessary type of road transport (trawl, container truck, truck, refrigerator) to a seaport or airport, then the goods are transported by the second mode of transport, and at the point of arrival (the seaport or airport) there is a further transportation of the third mode of transport to the final destination . In the planning of multimodal freight, a large number of aspects are taken into account, such as the type of cargo, the urgency of the delivery, the location of the point of departure and the point of delivery, and also often offers several delivery options with different cost and types of attracted transport, which allows you to find the most suitable combination.