Multimodal Freight varieties
Various types of multimodal transport can be exploited in process of shipment.
Thus, Multimodal Freight is subdivided to:Multimodal Road Freight (truck-to-truck)
works something like this. The minor vehicles collects cargo from the client’s suppliers. For instance, one client’s goods travel most part of the way with high-tonnage vehicle. Upon unpacking the goods are delivered to the client’s customers with light vehicles.Multimodal Air Freight (plane-to-plane)
. This type of freight is cost-effective only with rapid delivery of a small cargo. Then it generally makes sense.Multimodal Rail Freight (rail-to-rail)
is most convenient for long-distance shipments of big parties of goods. Therefore, it serves to reduce the costs of transportation considerably.Multimodal Sea Freight (ship-to-ship)
is the type of freight of certain specifics because it requires a continuous water route running from sender to receiver.
For practical reasons, the above types of freight are seldom applied in pure form. More common is their “fusion scheme”. As a result, it implies a mix of freighting modalities, meaning your cargo will travel with several modes of transport.