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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.

Going intermodal

Going intermodal

Rhenus has been organising intermodal container shipments to Russia, Central Asia and Turkey since 1991. Today, we offer various gateways to the region depending on your requirements for preferred transport mode, cargo specifics, customs clearance, transport equipment and final delivery point. On each route, we offer door-to-door services, supported, wherever needed, by in-house forwarding services and the use of our own assets, e.g. our own container and vehicle fleet.

Our intermodal solutions for your shipments

  • Door-to-door transport
  • Multiple-carrier concept for better lead times and greater capacities
  • One point of contact for your entire supply chain
  • Control tower operations
  • Safe and secure modes of transport
  • Wide geographical coverage
  • Own assets (containers, 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
  • A strong focus on quality and HSE

Tried and true benefits

We offer you absolute flexibility in terms of cargo solutions, including transport modes and entry points.

To achieve this, we focus our customer approach on:

  • Creating a connected dialogue with all stakeholders involved
  • Aligning our services with your needs and requirements
  • Matching our performance to your expectations
  • Responding to changes in a smart and constructive manner


This way, we can provide constant and compliant performance, irrespective of changes within your strategy or business environment.