The competition and the developing technology require transportation to be carried out in a fast and practical way both domestically and in overseas. As Globelink Unimar, while we provide door to door services with the purpose of achieving maximum customer satisfaction, we also present opportunities in terms of transportation costs. Firstly, two or more methods of transportation are required in an intercontinental transportation operation. Various types of transportation can be preferred on the same continent as well, depending on the weather conditions or geographical and environmental elements. We continue to gain sectoral advantages by following contemporary trends and providing a practical, fast and economic service by taking actions integrated with the current global events. The definition of combined transportation should be seen not as a delivery from one point to another, but the carrying out of a whole coordinated operation. Combined transportation represents delivery that employs at least two types of transportation (highway, seaway or airline) in order to reach the cargo to the destination. Especially with the developments in container transportation, this method employs freight by ships and railroads to farther destinations while using highway transportation for the delivery from the port to the final destination. In order for a delivery to be defined as combined freight transportation, the types of transportation employed must be united in a single contract. Delivery with multiple contracts or without a contract cannot be defined as a combined transformation. Some procedures need to be followed in order for this method of transportation to be carried out successfully. Integrating the low cost of seaway and railroad transportations with the flexibility of highway transportation, the main features of combined transportation can be listed as:

Standardization of the Cargo: In order for the combined transportation operation to be carried out in the most efficient way, the goods must be loaded with certain tools such as containers or pallets and stored in a way that allows unloading to be fast and practical.

Compatibility of the Transportation System: An active control must be administered to all the units situated under the transportation procedures; the efficiency must be improved through a regular flow of information.

Legal Responsibility of the Parties: Every item in the contracts signed by the parties at the beginning and the end of the delivery, insurance and responsibilities of both the addresser and addressee must be clear.

System Integration: In order to provide combined transportation services, all the units are required to have the optimal technologic infrastructure and a sense of organization.

Transportation Tariffs: The transportation fares must be regulated both in terms of the buyer and the seller in order to conduct an efficient operation.

Combined transportation in Turkey has marked an era by allowing the delivery of various types of goods in the fastest and most practical way. By choosing combined transportation systems provided by Globelink Unimar, you can achieve numerous advantages in terms of delivery. Some of the advantages of combined transportation can be listed as:

  • Manual labor replaced by technological equipment,
  • Prevention of slow transition phases caused by geographical factors,
  • Improved transportation techniques,
  • Delivery advantages provided by partial cargo loaded into different containers,
  • Benefits from specialized loading vehicles,
  • Less bureaucracy,
  • The goods being delivered to the client with less documentation,
  • Fast transportation to long distances through the advantages provided by seaway and railroads,
  • The flexibility and delivery options provided by highway transportation,
  • The practicality of singular carrier, shorter loading and unloading processes,
  • Untouched hygienic transportation.

The economic advantages provided by combined transportation can be listed as:

  • Significantly lowers costs especially for major loads,
  • Minimum affection from constant changes in the fuel surcharge,
  • No highway tolls,
  • Less vehicle and staff is required, lowering expenses,
  • Advantageous tariffs provided by seaway and railway,
  • Prevention of accidents by fewer traffic encounters,
  • Exceptions from various prohibitions.

As Globelink Unimar, in addition to the economic benefits, we aim to do our part for the preservation of ecological balance with combined transformation. Instead of using road transportation for the whole process of delivery, using seaway and railroad options decreases the carbon emission. This plays a significant role in the prevention of global warming that affects the whole world.

Types of Combined Transportation

Combined transportation can also be defined as the narrowed down version of intermodal transportation. It is considered beneficial for routes exceeding 300 kilometers and has access to seaway and railroad transportation. Although it looks complicated, combined transportation is significantly functional through detailed planning and choice of ideal components. Combined transportation types and components can be listed as:

Transportation Vehicles: Ship, Plane, Train, Truck, etc.

Transportation Terminals: Ports, Loading and Unloading Vehicles, etc.

Transportation Units: Containers, Palettes, etc.

One of the most important and distinguishing aspects of combined transportation is the synchronized coordination of these components. During the process of transportation, the port operators, railroad operators and the firms must act simultaneously from the beginning of the operation until the delivery. Constant information flow and controlled actions are some of the most important aspects of combined transportation.

As Globelink Unimar, we provide for all your needs with our combined transportation services while using numerous types of transportation from dispatch to delivery. Some of the services we provide can be listed as:

  • Ship + plane transportation,
  • Ship + truck transportation,
  • Truck + plane transportation,
  • Ro-Ro transportation,
  • Railroad container transportation

As Globelink Unimar, we provide safe and fast delivery of all the heavy cargo by power plants, mines, railroads and investment projects such as:

  • Out of gauge transportations,
  • Transportations that require special equipment,
  • Transportations with a special permit,
  • Exhibition transportations,
  • Factory and production line transportations

Project Transportations

Another innovative method of transportation is project transportation. Ensuring the fast and undamaged delivery of cargo, project transformation operations should be carried out by expert firms. Since heavy loading equipment is required for this type of operation, the transportation process needs to be executed with the utmost care. Therefore, the vehicles used in project transportation usually consist of heavy freight equipment and low bed semi-trailers. Time and damage prevention is extremely significant in project transportations. In the case of a late delivery, a major cost loss can be encountered. Similarly, since heavy load transportation requires a considerable amount of effort, taking precautions in case of any damage is crucial. While the delivery of damaged goods could cause project delays, the firm could face significant losses. As project transportation examples can be seen commonly in our country, it is crucial for the transportation firms to have to be practical and professional while possessing a technological infrastructure.

What Type of Vehicles Should be Preferred for Project Transportation?

The vehicle preference for project transportation carries great importance. Prior to the process, suitable vehicles should be chosen for each operation. The vehicles used in project transportation are aimed to have the ability to carry cargo within the weight standards. The process of loading can begin after criteria such as the loading surface of the vehicle, the durability of it and the ease of portability it provides are determined. Usually, these vehicles possess the ability to lengthen, widen and having the power to carry the heavy load. It is crucial for the heavy cargo to be distributed among the surface of the vehicle. Gathering the whole cargo in one spot could cause problems such as breakage or collapse. Correct vehicle preference and homogenous cargo placement carry significant importance in preventing these problems.