Since March 2021, train operators can market their CT services via modility.com and freight forwarders can easily find and book them. The portal is the result of a cooperation between several market participants and aims at simplifying access to Combined Transport as a climate-friendly transport alternative.
For the first time, Modility enables users to find, plan and directly book free transport capacities from train operators through an open marketplace. "The idea is to provide a neutral solution throughout Europe," says Ralf-Charley Schultze, President of the European CT industry association UIRR. "The Corona crisis shows us that the dynamics in Combined Transport are increasing and that the demand for shortterm and flexible transport bookings is growing, especially for the first and last mile on the road".
By providing easy access to intermodal transportation, Modility aims to contribute to the necessary modal shift and to strengthen CT as an efficient and eco-friendly transport system.
A solution by the market for the market
The initiator of the project is Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), which founded Modility as a corporate spin-off in July 2020 and developed the project together with twelve cooperation partners from the transport and logistics sector, including sunpor.
"Modility was developed by the market for the market," emphasizes Lars Neumann, HHLA′s Director of Logistics, Strategy and Business Development, "The envolved partners represent a cross-functional set of CT companies in order to take the complex needs and challenges of the market into account right from the beginning". New business potential for operators and forwarders
Modility provides CT operators an additional online sales channel to market routes as well as remaining capacities with dynamic pricing and improve train capacity utilization. With just a few clicks the offers can be viewed and booked online. The operators cockpit gives full control over prices, capacities and bookings at all times.
Forwarders can use Modility to get information about CT routings, match their demands to current offers and book the right transport option in a streamlined process. The easy access to transport alternatives gives them the opportunity to react flexibly to changing freight volumes and short-term requests. Modility will be further developed jointly in the future
Modility can be used free of charge and fees will only incur for successfully transacted transports. During the pilot phase, the solution will be further developed together with market players in line with the specific market requirements. Interested and potential users can find out about the advantages and register at www.modility.com