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Selection of optimal transport itinerary

Selection of optimal transport itinerary

Elaboration of optimal transport itinerary is an important issue in providing quality freight forwarding services. It is created as a result of a comparative analysis of all possible routes. When planning, we are taking into account the following:

  • Points of departure and destination
  • Conditions at the points of departure and destination
  • Required delivery date
  • Restrictions on the transportation cost
  • Dimensions and weight of cargo
  • Admissibility of goods carriage by various modes of transport
  • Existence of contractual relations with carrier companies in various fields, as well as with the intermediate storage used for the reorganization of transport units
  • Collected and analyzed information on the state of transport routes and points of handling throughout the entire shipping
  • Availability of transport units
  • Readiness of cargo to various modes of transport, the amount of preparatory activities for the preparation of the goods and its packaging for different modes of transport
  • The need for quality control before shipment and in the transfer points
  • Requirements for forwarding en route
  • Preferred points of border crossings and customs clearance
  • Restrictions on the passage of different types of cargo through checkpoints and logistics hubs
  • Other information necessary for smooth delivery by various modes of transport and much more.

The optimal route ensures not only timely delivery of cargo to the consignee but also significantly reduces the cost of its delivery, making it at the same time as fast as possible and reliable.

The very question of elaboration and selection of the optimal transport route suggests that to know the original data is not enough for decision-making. It is necessary to collect and analyze a variety of indicators, such as:

  1. Cargo:
    • Specificity of cargo;
    • Dimensions;
    • Requirements to the special conditions of carriage.
  2. Route
    • Gathering information about the roads to the destination;
    • Analyzing the possibility of the vehicle relevant to the carried cargo to pass available roads.
  3. Selection of the transport mode
    • Depending on the characteristics of the cargo;
    • Depending on the distance from the destination;
    • Selection of the sequence of vehicles use in multimodal transport.
  4. List of state organizations, approving and controlling the route.
  5. Requirements for customs clearance
  6. Other events

As can be seen, the elaboration of the optimal route is a very difficult and crucial stage which underlies the entire supply chain, and therefore, it is fundamental to the success of the whole shipping operation.

This service is rendered by the following regional offices:

  • Regional office in Russia(current page)

We will be happy to answer your questions


ул. Енисейская, д.7, к.3, Москва, 129344, Россия
Phone: (495) 982-51-27
Fax: (495) 982-51-27
E-mail: sungate@sungate.ru

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We specialise in railway transportation of perishable cargo in refrigerated containers, transportation of bulk chemical and food products in tank containers, bulk cargo in specialised bulk containers, container transportations, transportation of outsized cargo and wheel equipment, and project cargo.


We ensure full escorting of the cargo we were entrusted: we prepare and implement optimal transportation scheme and itinerary, we arrange customs and sanitary formalities, execution of cargo documents, organisation of stevedore works, if necessary, we organise intermediate storage of cargo in warehouses and insurance.

Container train

We are pleased to offer all our customers regular container train service, being the operator on the route from port of Ust-Luga - Moscow - port of Ust-Luga, with the subsequent delivery from the rail terminal in Moscow to customer's door and return of the empty container to the port of Ust Luga. This service allows you to send a container from two terminals in the port of Ust Luga - ULCT and South IPC-2.

Payment of fares

Company offers railway tariff payment services for the cargo transported in the territory of the Baltic States, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, countries of the Central Asia and other countries-members of CIS and the European Union.

Transportation of perishable cargo

SUNGATE is the leader in transportation of refrigerated cargo through the Baltic ports.

Forwarding in Baltic ports

We provide services for the receipt and acceptance of goods, their placement and storage and further shipping in the ports of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.

Certification of cargo

Approvals are issued either as a part of a package of customs clearance services, or separately – for the customers ordering the execution of only some of the documents given below.

Customs services

In the area of customs clearance we offer: clearance in all customs regimes, selection of the best options, assistance in obtaining certificates, hygienic conclusions, passing phytosanitary and veterinary control.

Rate request

This form is intended for entry of the information required for transportation rate calculation.

Application for container train

This form is used to entry of information required for place bookings in the container train.

About our company

The company OOO “SUNGATE” started its activity in 1996. It is a member of the holding company group “SUNGATE”. Working in a holding enables us to guarantee to our clients that our company will be able to solve virtually all issues related to international transportation. We take responsibility for all works related to transporting, reloading, storing, insuring cargoes as well as customs documentation and legal support.

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Reliable partnership is one of the main principles in SUNGATE work. Our company works with professional and top-ranked leaders in their sectors.


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