AsstrA provides a full range of logistics and transport services supporting multimodal – also known as combined – cargo transportation. 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, cut transportation costs, “connect” geographically remote dispatch and destination points, and achieve high delivery speeds. The so-called multimodal transportation operator is contracted to oversee all aspects of delivery. Such an arrangement lowers the bureaucratic burden on the shipment consignor. AsstrA organizes and provides multimodal freight transportation in such a way that clients can enjoy all the benefits this transport mode offers. Our specialists analyze individual customer’s needs and cargo characteristics and develop optimal transportation routes in Europe, CIS, Baltics, Balkans and Middle Asia. AsstrA provides timely delivery of any goods regardless of distance. 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 (intermodal) transportation in the CIS, including remote regions of Russia
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and the CIS
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and the Caucasus
- Multimodal (intermodal) transportation between Europe and the Middle East
- Multimodal (intermodal) 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.
AsstrA has over 20 years’ experience in operating air cargo shipping. During this time, our company has learned the specifics of various industries and operational best practices to provide each Client with efficient solutions for their needs.
BROAD GEOGRAPH IC REACH
AsstrA has developed a wide network of offices in 18 European and CIS countries. Our employees are multi-lingual and are always at Clients’ disposal regardless of their location or time zone.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
Experienced AsstrA specialists provide a full range of services from one logistics operator: transportation, customs clearance, insurance, warehousing, consulting, and project logistics, among other logistics services. In addition to offices operating in 16 countries, AsstrA has 8 in-house customs agencies.
- MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENT
AsstrA arranges transportation of goods not only by railway but also by other means to the Baltics, Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East, and China.
- TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS
AsstrA employees take into account Client’s requirements forto delivery timing and costs. They and analyze cargo characteristics before, selecting appropriate transportation arrangements and purpose-adapted transport.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We provide safe, innovative, and efficient services that meet the requirements of international law. Our group policy with Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland), Basler Versicherung AG (Switzerland) and Aktiv Assekuranz (Germany) covers cargo for €3,000,000 per insured event.
The legal regulation of multimodal transport is complicated by a lack of widely accepted international conventions and unifying norms as well as a large number of legal acts regulating each separate transport mode. Our employees consider all aspects and norms of multimodal transport regulations, ensure their application, and take full responsibility for arranging all required documentation regarding shipping, waybills, customs declaration, and so forth.
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.