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- 1 291 Corporate clients
- 280 Reliable suppliers
A complete range of services aiding multimodal or combined load delivery is available with AsstrA. Multimodal transportation of goods, unlike monomodal transportation, involves the usage of two or more road, air, sea or rail modes of transport. Multimodal transport arrangements support the selection of the most flexible and efficient transportation routes, cuts transportation costs, "connect" geographically remote dispatch and destination points, and achieve high delivery speeds. A multimodal transportation operator is a company that supervises all the stages and elements of a shipment. Such a working arrangement enables a shipper to solve numerous bureaucratic issues at once. AsstrA organizes and provides multimodal freight transportation in such a way that clients can enjoy all its benefits. Our experienced employees take an individual approach to every customer’s requirements. We scrutinize all load properties and work out the most preferable routes in various parts of Europe and Central Asia in accordance with all of our valued clients’ wishes. AsstrA ships any cargo to any destination with no delays. Thanks to productive cooperation with international transport companies, we offer a flexible pricing policy and provide high-quality multimodal and intermodal transportation services.
International intermodal and multimodal transportation combine the advantages of multiple transport modes. Combined transport is suitable for the following types of cargo:
- Heavyweight goods;
- Oversized goods;
- Low-density lightweight goods;
- Bulk and liquid cargo;
- Piece cargo;
- Groupage and Full Truck Load cargo;
- Dangerous goods, including 1st class ADR goods;
Each type of the above-mentioned cargo has specific characteristics requiring special treatment. Transportation of all cargo types is regulated by rules at the national and international level. Such rules define special transportation procedures depending on a good’s characteristics. In particular, perishables, liquid, and oversized goods are not to be shipped in standard containers. The multimodal full-container-load (FCL) transportation of such goods requires special packing in modified containers such as refrigerators, tank containers, and “open top” containers. The combined less-than-container-load (LCL) carriage of small batches of lightweight or low-volume goods is performed in a group with other consignments. Multimodal carriage of dangerous and oversized goods is performed on the basis of special permits and is subject to multiple legal regulations. AsstrA closely follows all changes in Russian law and international legal regulations concerning all types of cargo transportation. Our specialists can therefore provide secure and timely delivery taking into account the specific characteristics of each particular cargo.
Multimodal shipping is performed by air, sea, rail and road transportation. Our experienced specialists help select specially adapted transport and efficiently combine the advantages of multiple transport modes depending on a Client’s needs and cargo specifics.
- Multimodal transportation in Europe, including the Balkans
- Multimodal freight services in the CIS, including remote regions of Russia
- Multimodal services between Europe and the CIS
- Multimodal sea transport between Europe and the USA
- Intermodal transportation services between Europe and the Caucasus
- Intermodal and multimodal transport between Europe and the Middle East
- multimodal freight transportation between China, Europe and the CIS
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Mongolia, Europe and the CIS
- Door-to-door international multimodal transportation.
- 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
For over 25 years, AsstrA has been providing cargo transportation and multimodal services. We have been working with customers from various industries and have learned the best sector-specific solutions. Each AsstrA client can depend on receiving tailored, high-quality services.
- BROAD GEOGRAPHIC REACH
We have representative offices in 18 countries all around Europe and the CIS as well as 8 in-house customs agencies. Our employees speak several languages and are at our clients’ disposal in multiple time zones.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
AsstrA is not only about transportation. Our specialists provide customs assistance, insurance, warehousing, 24/7 support, consulting, and project logistics. Our 18 representative offices and 8 in-house customs agencies make it possible for us to improve existing offerings and develop new ones to make our transportation services even better.
- MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENT
AsstrA offers multiple transport solutions, including road trucks, international multimodal sea transport, rail, and aircraft, across Europe, the Baltics, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East, and China.
- TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENT
Our team provides each client with tailored, high-quality services. They carefully analyze every requirement so as to find an ideal solution. They take into account cargo characteristics, special requests, scheduling, and costs before sourcing appropriate transportation and purpose-adapted vehicles.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We offer safe and efficient services that meet the requirements of international law. To secure every client’s interests, we also have group policies with Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland), Basler Versicherung AG (Switzerland) and Aktiv Assekuranz (Germany) that covers cargo for €3,000,000 per insured event.
- LONG EXPERIENCE
Understanding the legal regulation of multimodal transport can be rather challenging. There is a wide range of regulatory legal documentation that must be applied when using each separate cargo transportation transport mode. There are also international conventions and unifying norms governing multimodal transportations. Our team monitors all aspects of multimodal transport regulations and take full responsibility for arranging all required documentation regarding shipping, waybills, customs declaration, etc.
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.
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Loads in the volume from 1 pallet and/or heavier than 500 kg are accepted for transportation. For transportation of cargo with weight of less than 500 kg, use the services of LTL shipments or air freight. AsstrA company does not perform shipments of personal belongings.