Means the carriage of goods by at least two different modes of transport, from a place at which the goods are taken in charge situated in one country to a place designated for delivery situated in a different country. Combined Transport is also referred to in the USA as "Intermodal Transport" and in other parts of the world as "Multimodal Transport".
Intermodal transport where the longest part of the European route is by inland waterways, seas, or rail, and any leg carried out by road is as short as possible.
Combined transport is the term used to describe the utilisation of different modes of carriage . it normally embraces Intermodal, Multimodal, Bi modal and road -on -rail methods of transportation. Carriage by more than one mode of transport against one contract of carriage. A true combined transport movment starts at the Shipper's premises and ends at the Consignee's premises ie House to House or Door to Door . Combined Transport services are operated by a CTO ( Combined Transport Operator).