Intermodal transportation: A smart choice today makes for a good solution tomorrow. Via intermodal tank transport we transport using multiple shipping modes or modalities. Long distances are often covered by rail or sea transport – while front- and back end transport often use road transport.
Day-to-day we manage the logistics of your liquids, like:
Making its way to:
Within our extensive network our experienced planners schedule smart routes for over 500 tank containers. For this we work with local partners, most of which have cooperated with us for several decades. They not only speak the needed local language, but also understand local demands. This helps with a smooth turnover. Our tank containers can also be placed at the depot of our European partners, and if necessary be cleaned or repaired. Each and every one of our partners is audited, making sure we meet your specific demands.
By using intermodal transportation, we make more miles via rail, inland shipping and ferries than by road. This helps us to reduce our CO2 emissions. Our trucks are equipped with EURO6 engines. Both logical steps in our sustainability philosophy. Together we can reduce our footprint.
Our team of excellent drivers possess a lot of know-how and skills. This helps, for instance, to reduce residual waste in tank containers to a bare minimum. Our highly experienced top planners have a lot of field experience, are trained in-house, and are in the know of all relevant laws and regulations regarding transport and food safety. Our colleagues care about and want to deliver the best possible solution for your business or help come up with needed alternatives. Based on KPIs, we continuously monitor performance and customer satisfaction.
In turn, you have one point of contact regarding shipments and rates. You’ll also benefit from the close collaboration we have with our sister company Bidon|Fritom, achieving maximum synergy for you. Our IT-systems are perfectly aligned to one another and internal communication runs even better and smoother. We can also shift quickly between intermodal and modal transportation. Depending on which material and which modality is the most suited for your product. This can be a tank container from Melkweg|Fritom but also a tanker from Bidon|Fritom.
We are your specialist for guaranteed high quality intermodal transport. Our quality certifications are proof of this:
You always know where you stand, because information like pickup and delivery times is put into and processed via the onboard computer or special Melkweg-app by our drivers. The system links this information directly to your order in the Transport Management System (TMS), visible to you in the online client portal. In this portal you can also download the CMR, cleaning certificate, and other relevant documents.
The communication is secured by the Order Entry team and our system in which your standard order pickup and delivery instructions are secured. Standard orders are accompanied by cleaning
procedures, of which both the planner, as well as the driver know the requirements. This way you are guaranteed everything will be done according to your specific requirements.