Mrs. Schmidt in your recently released “sustainability report 2020” you investigated the advantages of multimodal transports over conventional truck-only approaches. Could you tell us a little more about what multimodal transports are?
KS: Multimodal means that you combine different modes of transport such as road, water or rail transports. At Contargo we focus on intermodal solutions, more precisely on combined transport. This means that we transport our containers in the main leg by rail, barge or truck. The pre or subsequent leg between the customer and the terminal takes place by truck.
Mr. Weddrin what role do intermodal transports play in project logistics?
SW: For us intermodal transports have become the new standard. We rarely see conventional transports that focus on a single mode when it comes to project logistics. Using barges and vessels for the main leg of the transport has proven to be the most efficient way of transport for most projects. While rail transports are less common because of their limitations in size, they are definitely an interesting option for standard project cargo such as accessories.