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Intermodal transport: Finding the best route

Intermodal transport combines road, rail, short sea and deep sea as well as inland waterway shipping solutions to find the best in a diverse range of routing options. The goal is to provide the optimal combination of freight rate and transit time.
Rhenus Intermodal Services

Solutions for Russia, CIS and Turkey

Intermodal services to Russia, Central Asia and other countries give you a complete, secure and sustainable supply chain solution through a single point of contact.

Not being tied to one transport mode, you will benefit from better lead times, more vessles and departures, more space availability and an efficient approach to combining forwarding services with the use of own assets, e.g. container and vehicle fleet.



Short sea shipping is one of the most recommended and sustainable modes of transport to Russia and Central Asia. Today, we provide services:

  • From Northern and Western Europe via the Baltic ports, including St. Petersburg
  • From Southern Europe and North Africa via the Black Sea ports, including Novorossiysk
  • From China and the Far East via Vladivostok / Vostochny

In St Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok, we have local teams to assist with port-forwarding services and delivery to the final destination by road or rail.



Deep sea shipping can offer the most competitive freight rate costs, especially over longer distances. Today, we provide the following solutions to Russia and Central Asia: 

  • Port-to-port shipments
  • Door-to-door AND door-to-port shipments (as part of our intermodal solutions)

In St Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok, we have local teams to assist with port-forwarding services and delivery to the final destination by road or rail. Alternatively, we can also offer LCL and consolidation services.

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Any questions?

Our experts are always there for you. If you wish, we will also call you back – keeping things convenient and straightforward.

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Tried and true benefits

  • Door-to-door transport
  • Multiple-carrier concept for better lead times and higher capacities
  • One single point of contact for your entire supply chain
  • Control tower operations
  • Safe and secure modes of transport
  • Wide geographical coverage
  • Own assets (container equipment, vehicle fleet)
  • Diverse range of routing options and transport modes
  • A carrier-operating mentality, i.e. an entrepreneurial approach to building services and products
  • An extensive global service network

Excellence in performance

  • Cooperation with preferred and verified subcontractors
  • A single operational system with standardised processes
  • Full and transparent shipment visibility, including track & trace, status notifications and meaningful reporting
  • Focus on HSE topics, including subcontractor management, risk management, driver management and vehicle management

Reliable schedules and delivery times

We provide the best possible transit times depending on your route, preferred transport mode, customs clearance point and final destination.

On each route, we offer reliable delivery schedules, including regular departures (minimum weekly vessels) and fixed transit times.

Cargo arriving in St Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok is quickly forwarded by local teams and delivered by rail or truck to its final destination.