Combined transport is a form of intermodal transport, which is the movement of goods in one and the same loading unit or road vehicle, using successively two or more modes of transport without handling the goods themselves in changing modes. Combined transport is intermodal transport where the major part of the journey is by rail, inland waterways or sea, and any initial and/or final legs carried out by road are as short as possible.[1]

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  1. ^ Economic Commission for Europe (UN) (2001). Terminology on Combined Transport (PDF). New York and Geneva: Economic Commission for Europe (UN), European Conference of Ministers of Transport and European Commission. pp. 17–18. Retrieved 2010-07-02.

BALLIS, A. & GOLIAS, J. 2004. Towards the improvement of a combined transport chain performance. European Journal of Operational Research, 152, 420-436.