Multi-model Transport Service
We combine domestic and international movement to drive the extra value for your business.
Multimodal transport to door service is the combination of two or more modes of transport of goods, such as air, road, rail or sea under one contract. An intermodal operator is a person who manages and coordinates the entire transportation task of goods from the shipper's door to the consignee's door and ensures the continuous movement of the goods along the optimal route in the most efficient and cost-effective manner to satisfy the consignment.
In a multimodal transport-to-door service, the shipper has a contract of carriage that covers all modes of transport from origin to destination, whether door-to-port, port-to-door or door to door transport. The main benefits of multimodal transport include providing faster shipment of goods, cost savings, having only one agency to handle, i.e. a single point of contact, etc.
How we can enable your business
The world of transportation has changed dramatically over the past few decades. International shipments of goods are increasingly carried out door-to door-transport, involving more than one mode of transport. Jikeship's specialized freight and third-party logistics (3PL) providers provide reliable door-to-door transport service, connecting regions such as the United States, Canada, and Mexico through NAFTA corridors.
It is important for you to optimize your route and total transportation costs before you set sail. Sometimes a combination of different shipping companies is the best way to achieve the total shipping cost. However, this means more logistics coordination. On the other hand, a single carrier enables the best route and requires less paperwork. With 400 miles of cross-border shipping capability across the South-Texas-Mexico border and an extensive network of partner carriers, Jikeship is equipped to handle any cross-border shipping service to and from our neighboring countries.
Advantages of multi-modal transport-to-door service
Due to new driving time restrictions for truck drivers, road transport takes longer than in previous years. Cargo from the port of origin to the port of destination requires a combination of multi-modal transport to door services. In addition to the main advantage of being able to ship worldwide, there are other benefits of intermodal transport, which are as follows:
- Less time and effort
- Reduce costs
- Handling and delivery time efficiency
- Improve transportation safety
- Track a contract
- Easier shipment tracking
Intermodal continues to provide customers and businesses with the opportunity to find a carrier to help them choose how their freight will be transported. What's more, intermodal includes door to door transport services in its services for delivery, which may make it the first choice in the transportation industry.
The advantages of multimodal shipping-to-door service are many. Companies and businesses use this shipping method because it is a win-win for both the carrier and the customer. Its contractual simplicity and cargo flexibility make it the most efficient in the business.