Optimum time and maximum environment-friendly solutions...
Intermodal Transportation is a transportation method that is conducted by using the same transport vehicle or container and two or more transportation modes. In this transportation mode, none of the cargoes in the vehicle or container are subject to any handling procedure in mode changeovers.
As Mars Logistics, we offer door-to-door delivery service by using various transportation modes to create added value and reduce their costs with our Intermodal transportation service.
In Intermodal Transportation that we launched with the slogan "Optimum time and maximum environment friendliness,” we perform timely delivery, low cost advantage and efficient and environment-friendly logistics. We ensure reduction in carbon emissions and prevent carbon release of 13 billion grams per year.
With our Intermodal transportation service we offer with our self-owned fleet consisting of 920 containers, 270 wagons, 153 swap bodies and 4.000 vehicles, we provide our customers with regular transportation, regular loading and regular unloading possibilities and fixed price advantages. Furthermore, we ensure control and easy follow-up because all wagons are available in the same location and our Intermodal transportation service is less affected by adverse weather conditions compared to other transportation systems.
We are the first company to export to Europe with the wagons produced and registered in Turkey.
How Is Intermodal Transportation Realized?
We realize six round trips per week by trains between Trieste and Bettembourg. In these trips, the cargoes that are picked up from various regions in Turkey are carried by road to Istanbul, İzmir and Mersin seaports. Trailers disconnected from towing trucks are carried to Trieste by RO-RO. Trailers are loaded on wagons by Reach Steaker in Trieste and carried to Luxemburg by railway. Trailers that are connected again to towing trucks at the Bettembourg Multimodal terminal start going to various destinations in Luxemburg, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France and Germany by road.
Halkalı-Duisburg: 96 hours!
In the Intermodal transportation system between Turkey and Duisburg, whose entire organization is managed by Mars Logistics, containers shipped with commodities from various points of Turkey are transported via trains between Halkalı and Duisburg. After having arrived at Halkalı Terminal and pursuant to completion of customs clearances, the containers continue on train to reach Duisburg, Germany after having passed Kapıkule customs through the route of Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Austria. Then, containers delivered to their various destinations via roadfreight.
Our Halkalı – Kolin Trips Have Started!
We organize 3 export and 3 import trips, a total of 6 round trips per week on our new Halkalı – Kolin line, with 96 hours transit period from terminal to terminal. In the Turkey-Czechia Intermodal transport system which is completely organized by Mars Logistics; the containers that are loaded with freights from various points in Turkey are carried on train trips between Halkalı and Kolin. With 45 swapbody and containers; we serve Czechia as well as other countries such as Poland, East and South Germany, Austria and Slovakia.
Advantages of Intermodal Transportation
As fast as road freight
Minimizes the negative effects of walking bans and crossing imperfections
Provides less CO2 emission compared to road transport
Offers fixed transit times
Can be monitored 24/7
Provides higher load capacity compared to road freight
Minimizes the effects of adverse weather conditions
Allows realistic planning with fixed transit times