Multimodal transport makes practical sense for shippers

By Shardul Thacker,Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe
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International transportation of general cargo has undergone important structural changes due to advancement in transport technology including the advent of containers.

Shardul Thacker, Partner, Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe
Shardul Thacker
Partner
Mulla & Mulla &
Craigie Blunt & Caroe

Containers are increasingly used for transportation of goods from one country to another, using more than one mode of transport and more than one carrier. Such unbroken multimodal transportation (MMT) is also done under a single transport document covering all the modes. The multimodal transport operator (MTO) remains responsible and accountable to the cargo owner for the entire transport chain.

Containerization, when combined with multimodal transport, has some obvious advantages in terms of supply chain integration, since it provides for a unified flow of material and handling effectiveness. The shipper, who previously had to arrange freight contracts with various service providers, can now enter into a single contract with an MTO who takes responsibility for transport from origin to destination.

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Shardul Thacker is a partner with Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe in Mumbai.

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