Cabotage transport – what should you remember?

Cabotage transport – what should you remember?

In today’s market machine, freight transport plays a key role and can be carried out in various ways. Over the years, transport companies have developed many solutions to make life easier not only for them, but also for all people, enterprises and institutions using their services. As a result, large-scale cabotage transport has developed. What exactly is it and what is worth remembering in its context?

Definition and regulations: what is worth knowing?

Modern forwarding is largely based on cabotage transport. According to the adopted definition, it is the transport of goods from one/several locations to one/several places in an EU (European Union) or EFTA (European Free Trade Association) country, but this is not the country where the transport company was registered.

Cabotage transport understood in this way is therefore temporary and allows goods to be delivered almost anywhere. There is no need to re-register vehicles or similar activities. The only thing you need to focus on is the regulations. In this case, the basis is EU regulations, which precisely regulate common access to the international transport market.

According to them, such transport may begin after unloading the goods (partial or complete) received from abroad. Each time, transport must be carried out in the same car in which the company’s driver crossed the selected border. There are, of course, more rules, but not everyone needs to know them in detail. All you need to do is cooperate with the right entity, such as us. We specialize in cabotage transport and we know how to implement it for you.

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Cabotage transport and its requirements

Professional cabotage transport can be performed by any transport company registered in one of the EU or EFTA member states. You will also need a special license for international transport, as well as valid documents confirming obtaining a driving license.

As for the license, it is not always obligatory. For example, in Poland, without it, transport organized by a foreign carrier using a motor vehicle weighing not more than 3.5 tons can take place. Of course, we know all this, and our client does not have to delve into more detailed information. We handle the formalities from start to finish. This is one of the many benefits that cooperation with an experienced company guarantees. Contact us!