What is multimodal transport ?
Multi modal transport is the transportation of goods via multi modes of Transport often In a shipping container , by Truck from the Factory , then ship to a receiving port and then often depending on factors either onto a truck or a train , (if onto a train a truck/lorry will often do the final few miles )
What is a shipping container ?
They are those big metal boxes you often see on trucks
They do thou range in size from 20 foot (yes 10 foot ones exist but rare to see them in use in international transport /multimodal transport and that is a containers main purpose ) 30 foot (mainly bulk powder and the likes are in these ) 40 and 45 foot containers
( 1 teu is a 20 foot container (may have heard the term when you see container ships discussed )
Larger containers do exist but they are mainly in use in north America
What is a flat rack Container?
While most shipping containers are just solid boxes with doors at one end a few other types exist, including Flat racks which are basically a containers version of a flat bed trailer
Other Types of containers ?
Yes there are several other types beyond the above mentioned 2 as containers where developed in the 1960's to speed handling of goods up in ports
As a result various types do exist including
Bilk tipper containers (ass mentioned commonly the 30ft type (other sizes are about )
Curtain side containers the same as a box container expect the side is a curtain (like curtain side trailers )
Out of gauge ?
this is a term your more likely to come across in most sectors of Transport as it is just simply a term to describe any item been transported who size/s are out side standard and therefore larger than normally transported
You also get containers with curtain roofs for tall out of gauge cargo's
(for us out of gauge would be anything longer or wider than the van )(and most companies it will be just the same expect larger or wider or longer than what their largest units carry normally)
It is a given that as a removal company that here at European relocation services, that we will A cover the miles , After all our main work is Spain- UK- Spain and that B that we will burn quite a bit of fuel and have a co2 foot print , thou while yes that is both a given and an inviolable fact, it does not mean that we as a company and as people don't care about that.
Why do we care ?
And no it is not because it is trendy, we accept that we create a co2 footprint and it is part of our duty as a responsible company to help off set that. After all we only have one planet.
We have space on the van for up to 15 cubic metres
And the trailer can carry either goods or a car or motorbike or atv or quad bike etc
*Enclosed car trailer so your car will be protected from the elements during transit
In the seven or so years we have been in operation (first as Clark trading and logistics and as our Spanish Brand European relocation services ) the van/S we have operated have got about below is just a few examples of the places we have been
A= Aberdeen, Albox , Almeria , Antas , Arboleas
B = Beverley , Bridlington, Bradford , Bristol, Bodmin, Boston (lincs) Birmingham, Bedar, Baza, Barcelona,
C = Chesterfield , Cowley (oxfordshire) , Croydon, Cottingham, Calais ,Cambridge , Cuevas Del Almanzora , Cantoria , Cardiff
D= Dover (Transit port +Port of Dover ) , Doncaster, Driffield , Dunkirk France Derby, Dieppe
E= Easingwold, (North Yorkshire, ) Edinburgh
F = Filey (North Yorkshire ) Fareham
G= Grimsby, Goole, Gloucester, Gandia
H = Hull , Hartlepool, Howden, Heysham , Huercal overa ,
I = Inverness area ( Cory )
J = Jaca
K = Kirk ella ( East Yorkshire ) Kilmarnock (Scotland ) Kaiserstautern
L= Lincoln , Liverpool , London , Leyland , Leeds , Los Gallardos , Lorca
M= Manchester, Malton , Middlesbrough, Mexborough Milton Keynes , Mojacar , Murica , Madrid , Mannheim
N = Nottingham, Norwich , Nelson
O = Oxford , Oria
P = Plymouth , Preston ( Lancashire and the one in East Yorkshire ) Paris , Punderich
Q = Quesada
R = Raywell (east Yorkshire )
S = Southampton, Scarborough , Sheffield , Southend on Sea , Scunthrope
T = Throne ( South Yorkshire ) , Turre , Tarragona
V = Valenica , Vera , Velez rubio
W = Whitby, Withernsea
Y = York
Z = Zurich, Zurgena , Zaragoza
I could keep adding to this list for hours as our van gets about see all it's upcoming routes here
But as you can see with the expectation of X we have been to places starting with every letter of the alphabet
And as you can see there are places on this list in:
We provide European coverage and cover all the UK on our regular routes between Spain - France and the UK
You might hear loads of different terms when for example people are talking about #Vans Swb
but what do they mean ? Short wheel base
Medium Wheel base
Long wheel base
Extra long wheel base
They are about the length of the vans
Ashley R Clark