Multimodal shipments

the Most comprehensive and modern characteristics multi-model container traffic offers a recognized specialist in this field-E. L. Limonov. Here are some quotes from his book "Foreign trade operations of maritime transport and multimodal transport".

"Containerization of international cargo flows has made profound changes not only in the material and technical base of transport, but also in the organization and commercial practice of international transportation.

Customers and container transport operators have abandoned the traditional system of delivering cargo by each mode of transport in isolation from each other, moving to integrated multimodal transport.

Multimodal transportation throughout its entire length is carried out under a single transport document (multimodal bill of lading), on the responsibility of one carrier and with the payment of a single through-rate of freight charge by the client.

The multimodal Transport operator (WMD) acts as the carrier under the contract. He enters into contracts with the actual carriers and pays them for the work performed; he is responsible to his client for the safety of the cargo along the entire route.

 multimodal shipping

Cargo delivery operations are carried out by OMP independently, through its subsidiaries and branches, or on the basis of a contract with other specialized companies: < / span>

  • Sea, rail, automotive, aviation and river (including river-sea) carriers.
  • Container terminal operators, i.e. companies that own or lease specialized port or railway terminals.
  • Port forwarding companies that are engaged in customs clearance and registration of shipping documents.
  • Warehouse companies that provide storage of cargo and its part-time work (repair and replacement of containers, picking of shipments, packing of cargo in containers, labeling).

If necessary, the OMP can also attract other companies: leasing, survey, and audit companies."

Content of multimodal transport of the Formag Forwarding Group of Companies

Multimodal container transportation is the main specialization of the group of companies "Formag Forwarding". Our geography is represented by such destinations as: Southeast Asia (China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia), India, the Mediterranean countries, America. If you need multimodal container shipping, it will include the following list of services:

  • Determining the optimal route of the cargo, receiving and combining the cargo, inspecting the cargo before shipment (survey services), packaging, recalculation, marking of the cargo.
  • Cargo insurance.
  • Warehouse storage services, organization of cargo transportation by one or more modes of transport, organization of forwarding of cargo en route, tracking the location of cargo en route.
 multimodal transport uses different modes of transport

One of the advantages of working with our company is the ability to order customs clearance and port forwarding.

As well as the organization of land delivery from the port of St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Novorossiysk, Vladivostok, Nakhodka, Kotka, Tallinn, Riga and Klaipeda.

In addition, we guarantee an individual approach to any order, favorable market rates and special service conditions.

Advantages of container transportation

Container transportation is currently one of the most popular types of cargo transportation. And this is not surprising. Their main advantage is an affordable price for long-distance transportation.

This type of transportation is practical and in demand by customers, as containers prevent access to the cargo during transportation and, when properly stowed and secured inside the container, ensure its safety and the absence of damage to the cargo and packaging.

Another important distinguishing feature of multimodal container transport is the standardization of the process-simplified document management systems and freight forwarding.

Types of shipping containers

Depending on the type of cargo and vehicle, containers for cargo transportation are divided into the following types:

  • universal and specialized,
  • high (2895 mm) and standard size (2591 mm),
  • depending on the means of transport: refrigerated, insulated, open, tank.
 container transport by road

Cargo transportation in containers can be carried out by almost any type of transport – by road, rail, and sea. Formag Forwarding organizes multimodal container transportation using various types of transport.

Cost of cargo transportation in containers

For multimodal container transportation, the cost of transportation may vary depending on many factors:

  • cargo characteristics,
  • geographical location of the places of departure and final delivery of the cargo,
  • seasonal price fluctuations for fares and fees.

In addition, the managers of the Formag Forwarding Group of companies also take into account the needs of the client:

  • required delivery dates,
  • required transport conditions,
  • places and terms of customs clearance,
  • preferences for choosing direct service providers.

The experience and professionalism of the managers of the group of companies allows you to form price offers for multimodal container transportation in the shortest possible time.


Латонин Александр
+7 812 448 31 00 доб. 257
Ольга Радкевич
+ 7 8617 676-329 доб. 206