Multimodal or combined transport is a shipment arranged by two or more means of transport (sea, railroad, truck and transport by air) using all manner of infrastructure (terminals, consolidation warehouses, harbours, airports). It is necessary to underline that only one forwarder is responsible for the complete delivery from the beginning to the end. Multimodal or combined transports are in demand in international cargo delivery in the whole world because not always there is direct connection between departure location and destination point. Usually sea freight is an integral part of multimodal transport.
Main advantages of multimodal transport:
Promptness of cargo delivery
Transportation of dangerous, oversize and heavy-weight cargo;
Main disadvantage of multimodal transport:
By reason of demand for high coordination grade and staff integration highly qualified and experienced specialists are required to arrange multimodal cargo delivery.