Intermodal Transport

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.

Increased Capacity

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.

As a forwarding company, Klaeser has been supporting the transfer of various transport relations to intermodal transport in a sustainable manner, to the extent permitted by geographical and economic prerequisites.

In many respects, however, Klaeser is already utilizing the advantages mentioned above in the interests of its customers. Let us check your routing schedule free of charge!