As from this week Move Intermodal and its Turkish partners have started up a new multimodal corridor. It will connect Northwest-Europe to Turkey. The combination of modalities results in a new cost-effective and environmentally friendly market proposition for transport to and from Turkey.
Via this partnership all parties are able to significantly enlarge their network. Thereby Move Intermodal can offer their customers a door-to-door solution, which uses the best available resources. Local offices ensure an extensive knowledge about the local customs formalities, resulting in a smooth and quick process at the border.
In contrary to the generally used trailers on this corridor, Move Intermodal has chosen to use box containers, 45ft HC pallet wide and 30ft bulk. These will be shipped via Move Intermodal’s “main rail corridor” from Duisburg via Trieste to Istanbul. This daily service enables shippers to have 28 tons of cargo at its destination within a week.
Speed versus costs
The combination of a short-sea connection, rail connection and box containers provides a cost-effective solution which, by its price and speed, can compete with road or deep-sea alternatives. In addition, the use of this corridor also provides the advantage that allows the carbon footprint of all partners and shippers to be reduced drastically.
Eric Staal, Sales Director of Move Intermodal concludes: “My expectations of the co-operation are high. With these reliable partners and this daily service we can open up the market to and from Turkey.”