Multimodal transport (also known as combined transport) is the transportation of goods which is performed by at least two different modes of transport; for example by sea and river, by air and road, by sea and road ..., or other words multimodal transport is to be on behalf of the shipper to combine different modes of transport to complete a transportation procedure from warehouse to warehouse. The combination needs to be done in a logical and systematic way to save time, save costs and bring back the maximum trust for customers.
HTL has a full and variety of equipment, means of transport which is combined with a highly professional staff with years of experience in the transport industry (especially for big projects), good understandings of local and international transport rules, good knowledge of transport routes; together with specialized road way and water way transport team and trustful partners with full capabilities for providing its customers with the best multimodal transport services at the most reasonable prices.
One of HTL's typical multimodal transport projects was the Bac Lieu Wind Farm - Phase I in which HTL performed the transportation of 10 sets of wind turbine 1.6MW - 82.5m from a foreign port to the job site. The total transport volume included:
- 10 sets of blades with the length of 40m each, the weight of 9MT each
- 10 sets of towers, each tower having 3 sections with the total length of 77m, the diameter of the biggest section of 4.3m
- 10 nacelles (machine head) with the weight of 53MT each
- 10 hubs with the weight of 17.6MT each
Together with all related parts and accessories.
The transport process was implemented as follows: