H.Essers develops overarching multimodal bill of lading

H.Essers develops overarching multimodal bill of lading

For years, we have invested heavily in a multimodal approach to optimize our customer solutions and make them more sustainable. Multiple modes of transport also lead to a more complex administration and fragmented liability. That is why H.Essers developed a single overarching document that records the entire transport route from A to Z.

More overview, complete security

The current bill of lading is bound to a specific means of transport. Because goods are transferred between different means of transport during multimodal transport, different (international) carriers are always involved. As a result, there can be a lack of clarity regarding the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) and the amount of the insurance costs.  Moreover, because of the subcontractors involved, there is not always a clear overview of the responsible carriers. This can make it difficult to insure the transport on longer international routes. “This in-house developed multimodal bill of lading offers a unique solution for this. This document ensures contact between H.Essers – the carrier on paper – and the active carrier at all times. It is a real game changer. When customers entrust us with their road, water or rail transport, they are unequivocally insured for the entire route. We guarantee the correct follow-up!” says Hanno Reeser, Strategic Development H.Essers.

H.Essers initially drew up the new multimodal bill of lading for transports with Rail China, but it is now deployed across all multimodal networks. Transport employees and other parties are trained and informed about its use. In the coming years H.Essers also wants to convert the new multimodal bill of lading to an electronic variant for further simplification of the administration.

Do you want to know more about the multimodal bill of lading and how H.Essers applies it? Please contact Hanno Reeser, hanno.reeser@essers.com.

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