- all types of vehicles
- high speed of delivery
Multimodal transportation is goods transportation under one contract performed by at least two modes of transport.
The carrier is responsible for the entire transportation, even if this transportation is carried out by different modes of transport (for example: by rail, by sea and by road, etc.). The carrier does not have to own all types of transport and in practice it is an extremely rare phenomenon.
Such transportation is often carried out by sub-carriers (called valid carriers in maritime law). The carrier responsible for the entire transportation is called a multimodal transport operator.