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Measure your carbon emissions in just a few steps

Our carbon calculator gives you the freedom to crunch the numbers and show you the estimated CO2 emission for the entire transportation of your shipment, from pickup to final destination - whether it's rail, barge, vessel or a combined transport.

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CO2 Savings
% CO2 saved
Type of equipment
Standard 45ft container
CO2 saved using
multimodal vs truck only

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Food and befeverages - industries

Food and Beverages

Supplying the world with food

The food and beverage industry is one of the biggest and most complex industries as it involves any product meant for human consumption, aside from pharmaceuticals, and is under constant threat from counterfeiting, adulteration, contamination and regulations. 
With populations and crops being unevenly divided, global supply chain management is crucial to guarantee survival. For more than 30 years, Unifeeder has been providing feeder as well as door-to-door transport solutions to some of the biggest players in the food industry and in our pursuit to enable smarter trade that is faster, safer and more sustainable, we have developed highly customised solutions for the food and beverage industry that tackle the industry's pain points: 
Keep cargo fresh
Volume fluctuations
Stolen or damaged cargo
CO2 emissions
Transportation costs

Temperature Control

Keep your cargo fresh

Nobody wants to eat bad food or drink stale beer, so it is vital that cargo is kept cool during transport in order to keep it as fresh as possible and delay the decay. 
A reefer container can maintain cargo temperatures ranging from -35°C and +35°C, regardless of the outside conditions. Unifeeder leases a wide variety of quality containers for intermodal transportation including a wide range of reefers and systems for controlling the atmosphere, temperature and humidity of your frozen or perishable goods.

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Volume fluctuations

Scale your capacity and stop food waste

Humans need food and beverages at all times, so suppliers must provide a steady flow of goods at all times, but we know that e.g. holiday seasons spikes an increase in consumption.  
Due to the size of our vessel fleet, extensive European network, and multiple sailings per week, Unifeeder is able to quickly adapt our flows in order to cope with last-minute orders, changes, or delays by adding or rerouting cargo on an as-needed basis.
Whether you need to reduce cargo flow, increase volume or add new dropoff locations, multimodal and Unifeeder have the ability to scale far better than trucks because even the food and beverage industry experiences fluctuations.

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Safety and security

Transport your cargo safely on a vessel

Food and bevarages might be the most valuable and vulnerable commodity there is, so we need to take care of it. 28% of commodities stolen in 2019 were in the food and beverages industry but only 1% of all cargo theft happened on a vessel.
At sea, your cargo is moved in sealed, steel containers from door-to-door without any handling of the cargo in between. Thereby you lower the risk of contamination and loss of your cargo as you reduce the human touchpoints along the ride. 
Additionally, our containers can be equipped with high security seals which are stronger and more difficult to tamper with.

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Make the food industry greener

Being able to transport fresh produce from any part of the world to consumers at any time of year has had a big impact on society but it has also had a big impact on the climate.   
Shipping containers by sea provides a greener alternative to conventional, overland transport with significantly smaller CO2 emissions per tonne/kilometre carried (16 g CO2/tonne per km. vs. 22 g for rail and 62 g. for truck).
Thus multimodal transport can contribute tremendously to reducing the carbon footprint of European transportation and the food and beverage industry.

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Transportation costs

Competitive pricing, customised solutions

A single vessel can transport the equivalent of 700 truckloads. Large-scale operations and efficient utilisation of vessels enable highly competitive prices while allowing for flexible, door-to-door solutions. With multimodal transport, Unifeeder finds the best combination of sea, rail and road, giving you a smart and cost-effective solution to get your cargo to the destination on time.
For example, going from Norway to Belgium is approximately 25% cheaper by multimodal than truck only. 

Where do I go from here?

Still wondering if Multimodal Transport is the right solution for your supply chain? You are always welcome to request a non-binding quote or contact one of our Multimodal Experts for more information about a custom solution for your setup.