The high speed of transshipment of goods at the station is provided by containers. Loading on a platform, unloading takes a few minutes. The same time will be required for transshipment of a container onto a road vehicle when it comes to multimodal transportation.
Delivery by container is beneficial due to:
- targeted delivery;
- rational placement of cargo;
- control over the movement of the train;
- fixed term of transportation;
- safety of cargo on the road.
The fuel and energy complex is engaged in packaging, preparation for shipment, the formation of prefabricated parties. Freight carriers are engaged in customs clearance, insurance, etc.
Delivery by rail provides cost savings, safety and speed of transportation. Compared to a car, a railway carriage will not get lost on the way, will not puncture its wheels or get stuck in a traffic jam. The border is crossed on schedule, without delays. The movement of cars does not depend on the weather, time of day. One wagon holds 2 - 3 times more cargo. The costs are about a third less.
Logisticians who develop a scheme for the transportation of groupage cargo accurately calculate and organize the container space. As a result, goods with different properties not only fit, but are delivered safely. There are structures on which nothing can be loaded from above. There are perishable, dangerous, valuable, urgent, fragile goods. The method of placement and fixation is selected individually. Part of the service is documentation.