One service. Many transport modes.
Go beyond what an “only road" or "by air" freight journey can offer.
Try a different approach with multimodal transport solutions that lower emissions & optimizes cost, while improving efficiency.
GEODIS combines at least two different modes of transport, including road, rail, air, sea & barge. And we tailor the transport model, based on your top priorities: transit time, cost, product, & environmental goals.
Even when it comes to carrying large volumes of goods, our multimodal services deliver seamless, flexible, & secure operations.
A growing need for ‘green’ transport solutions
Transport is responsible for 14% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 23% of CO2 emissions. Its contribution is rising faster than any other energy end-use sector. In fact, direct transport carbon emissions could double by 2050, according to the Smart Freight Centre.
"It is not a mere pipe dream. We can do something to reduce our business’ environmental impact, while ensuring efficient and competitive transportation. By measuring and comparing the emissions generated by the different modes of transport, optimising all logistics flows, and choosing the right cost & environmentally friendly option, transport can become more sustainable."
What is multimodal transport
When at least two different carriers, such as trucks, trains, ships, and planes, are used to move freight, it is called multimodal transport. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions and optimizes transport costs. It's useful to transport goods within a country or a continent, and for intercontinental shipments. To manage this transport flow, we suggest working with an expert logistics partner.
What are the challenges associated with multimodal transport logistics
With multimodal transportation you need skilled logistics personnel, to manage the workflows, who are difficult to locate. Same with technologies to orchestrate the transport flows. Threadbare transport networks are also a concern that can lead to an inefficient supply chain.
Luckily, with one single point of reference, everything from technology to labour and network can be outsourced.
How can businesses optimise their multimodal transport operations
To optimise multimodal transport, you need to battle changes in fuel costs, container availability, general shipping rates, and sustainability concerns. Consolidating loads and compressing delivery routes are just some of the solutions. If that sounds like a lot to manage, know that it is. That is why logistics experts like GEODIS can optimise the transport operations for you.
What factors should business consider when choosing a multimodal transport solution
If you are looking to optimize transport costs and reduced cargo insurance pricing, multimodal freight is right for you. It is also ideal for businesses that seek sustainable transport operations.
What usually drives customer’s choice for multimodal solutions is its service reliability and ability to reduce carbon footprint.
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