Intermodal Transport — Unbeatable in Terms of Efficiency and Ecological Awareness
The combination of transport carriers on roads and railways facilitates the conveyance of goods in an environmentally friendly and efficient manner. Intermodal transport procedures create numerous advantages.
Advantages of Intermodal Transport
44 Ton Regulation
A total weight of 44 tons is allowed for vehicles during the preparatory and concluding stages of intermodal transport. This means economic advantages of approx. 15% in respect to tonnage.
Exemptive Regulations for Driving Restrictions
Transports carried out intermodally are exempted from driving restrictions in part, for example, during vacation periods, on Sundays or on national holidays.
Strictly defined travel times
Deviations from the schedule are hardly possible with strictly defined travel times. This ensures the optimal completion of orders and commissioned work.
Reduction of Traffic
According to Kombiverkehr KG, during the year 2005 alone, around 50 million tons were conveyed through intermodal transport, which corresponds to approximately 10,000 truck runs per day.
High Transport Safety of Railways
As a transport carrier, railways cause accidents much less frequently than traffic on highways and roads.
Lower CO2 Emissions
Through intermodal transport, less CO2 is emitted per kilometer and ton compared to conveyance on roads.
Due to the reduced travel times of vehicles in the preparatory and concluding stages, an increase in personnel capacity results, which can be used to process other commissioned orders.