Combined sea/air transportation from the Far East

Various affiliate companies of the Otto Group purchase some of their merchandise in geographically distant procurement markets such as the Far East. Different combinations of modes of transport – sea, air and rail – are used to transport these goods.

Brief description

Various affiliate companies purchase a share of their merchandise in geographically distant procurement markets such as the Far East. Different modes of transport by sea, air and rail are used to transport these goods. A special form of transport in this case is combined sea and air transport.

In a first step, goods are transported to a port of transshipment by seagoing vessel, where their cargoes are reloaded and transported onward by aircraft.

Compared to air transport alone, this combi-mode enables considerable CO2 savings.

Greenhouse gas reduction potential

  • Reduction of air cargo by switching transport to more climate-friendly technologies

Transferability & challenges

  • Organisational effort owing to increased coordination requirement

Requirements for third parties

  • Reliable logistics partners

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