Learning unit summary Multimodal Transport - International Air transport:
International Air transport.
In recent years air freight has been developing rapidly and air carriers have been able to offer an ever widening range of services. Freight costs can be paid in advance, at destination or against reimbursement.
The main advantage of air freight is speed, which makes it invaluable for the carriage of high-value products and perishable products such as fish, flowers, and other products which have a short life span.
The most often used Incoterm is
Sample of the learning unit Multimodal Transport:
International road transport
Road freight is the only mode of transport perfectly suited to supply door-to-door services,
that is the products can be collected at the exporter's premises and delivered
directly to the importer by the same trailer. Road freight
is very convenient in terms of facilitating loading and unloading operations. Due to its flexibility, it is also an indispensable mode of transport for factories that work on Just-In-Time basis.
Rail transport is one of the safest modes of transport. It can carry various consignments from small packages to containers. In terms of cargo capacity rail transport can compete with marine transport. Due to its environmental benefits, rail freight is being considered an alternative to road freight in Europe. Rail freight is carried out under the document called the CIM Rail Consignment Note.
Carriage by multimodal transport is the continuous movement of products by more
than one means of transport (marine, land, etc.) under one and the same document
and one contract of carriage. The definition of the United Nations Convention on International Multimodal Transport of Goods (1980) is as follows:
Learning materials or Transport .
The products carried by multimodal transport are normally palletized or
containerized. The advantages of using a container are:
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