Combined / intermodal transport

Within the framework of combined transport, different types of transport are used to combine the benefits of the respective modes of transport. Contrary to the direct trade (uninterrupted transport), in the course of combined transport passengers or goods will change the means of transport at least once. In most cases, the pre- and post-rail hauls are handled by truck, the main part of the transport is made by rail.

By offering various types of combined / intermodal transport, we guarantee you to have the perfect solution for you. In this connection we differentiate between road-rail transport and road-sea transport. In the case of road-rail transport, the cargo covers the longest distance (“main leg” or main haul”, as it is called) by train. The last few miles, the commodities are forwarded by a truck that accomplishes the final touch and gets your goods safely to their destination. In the case of road-sea transport, the cargo is carried by truck to a maritime carrier who subsequently is responsible for overseas transport.

Besides, it is also possible to include an aircraft in the combined transport. In most cases, a combination of the basic means of transport and thus a transportation by rail, truck and ship is truly best for your requirements. Hence, combined transport generally refrains from air freight forwarding.

Combined traffic unites all the benefits 

We want to present you the benefits of combined transport. Its importance for the national and international transport continues to increase since it is proving to be the only possibility to combine the benefits of different types of transport vehicles:

Through an intelligent organization and a targeted optimization of process we design your combined / intermodal container transport along the supply chain. As a company member of a renowned rail operator, the SCT is able to combine all types of road-rail transport to and from the port of loading and to maintain a close contact to all participants at customs, rail terminals, port of loadings or inland terminals. The efficient combination of the cargo in an intelligent and developed network enables us to offer you competitive rates, which has a positive effect on your purchasing costs.