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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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Standard 45ft container
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multimodal vs truck only

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Contstruction industry

Construction Materials Industry

Building the world

The need for construction materials is booming: The construction of new buildings, renovations and remodeling is expanding rapidly across Europe and regulations are making sure that these new buildings and even older ones are made more energy efficient whether through the use of more sustainable building materials or through the use of updated technologies.  

In our pursuit to enable smarter trade that is faster, safer, and more sustainable, Unifeeder has developed highly customised solutions for the construction industry that are more transparent, controllable, and cost-efficient. We have been providing transport services to some of the biggest players in the industry and our solutions tackle the following pain points:

Cargo loss
Transportation costs
CO2 emissions
Lack of truck drivers
Volume fluctuations
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Cargo loss

Transport your cargo safely on a vessel

In 2019, 5% of commodities stolen were construction materials, 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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Transportation costs

Competitive pricing, customised solutions

The competition in construction is high, so transportation prices for materials are an important factor in order to increase the profitability of the construction industry.
Multimodal is a cost-effective alternative to traditional road transport, as a single vessel can transport the equivalent of 700 truckloads and will keep your prices down across the supply chain. Large-scale operations and efficient utilisation of vessels enable highly competitive prices while allowing for flexible, door-to-door solutions. 
For example, going from Norway to Belgium is approximately 25% cheaper by multimodal than truck only. 

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CO2 emissions

Make the construction industry greener

40% of global greenhouse gas emissions each year is generated by buildings and construction. Progress towards sustainable buildings and construction is advancing, but improvements are still not keeping up with a growing  industry and demand.
A greener footprint can also be achieved through transport of the materials. 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).

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Lack of drivers

Let's change the image of construction together

The construction industry is notoriously known for delayed projects and that is too bad. If you use traditional road transport to deliver your materials, then this image will likely not change as delivery times in the European Union are getting longer.
Unfortunately, the EU is facing a shortage of almost 150,000 truck drivers. This together with regulations limiting the number of hours drivers can be on the road, border closures and  high congestion on the roads are also adding to the problem. 
With multimodal transport, Unifeeder finds the best combination of sea, rail and road, circumventing the above mentioned problems and giving you a smart and flexible logistics solution to get your cargo to the destination on time. 

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Volume fluctuations

Scale your capacity when needed

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 construction industry experiences fluctuations in demand for materials.

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.