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Registered Exporter Number (REX) System

What is REX License?


A Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO) License is a license granted to a company or individual by the regulatory authorities in some countries to operate as a Multimodal Transport Operator. A Multimodal Transport Operator is a type of transportation company that offers to transport goods using various modes of transport, such as road, rail, sea, and air.

An MTO License allows the holder to provide door-to-door or port-to-port transport services for customers, using a combination of different modes of transport. In many cases, MTOs may also provide services such as cargo consolidation, customs clearance, and other logistics services.

The specific requirements and regulations for obtaining an MTO License can vary depending on the country or region. In some cases, an MTO may need to meet certain financial and insurance requirements, demonstrate their ability to operate effectively across different modes of transport and adhere to certain safety and environmental standards.

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What are the Benefits of an REX License?

Legal Authorization

Obtaining an MTO license provides legal authorization to operate as a multimodal transport operator, allowing the company to offer seamless transport services involving multiple modes of transportation, such as road, rail, sea, and air.

Increased Business Opportunities

With an MTO license, the operator can broaden its service offerings and cater to a wider range of customers. By providing integrated transport solutions, MTOs can attract clients looking for convenient and efficient logistics services.

Simplified Logistics

MTOs streamline the shipping process for customers by handling all aspects of transportation, documentation, and customs clearance. This simplifies logistics management for businesses, saving them time and effort.

Cost Efficiency

By optimizing routes and modes of transportation, MTOs can often achieve cost savings for their customers. Bulk booking and consolidated shipments can lead to economies of scale, resulting in reduced overall shipping expenses.

Single Point of Contact

MTOs act as a single point of contact for the entire transportation journey, from the origin to the final destination. This reduces the burden on customers, who no longer have to deal with multiple carriers and intermediaries.

Global Reach

MTOs can operate across borders, facilitating international trade and shipments. Their expertise in handling cross-border regulations and customs procedures ensures smoother movement of goods.

Why MTO License is Required?


Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO) License is required to operate as a Multimodal Transport Operator, which is a type of transportation company that offers to transport goods using various modes of transport, such as road, rail, sea, and air.

Who can get MTO License?


The specific requirements and regulations for obtaining an MTO License can vary depending on the country or region. However, in general, here are some types of companies or individuals who may be eligible to obtain an MTO License:

Freight Forwarders

Shipping Companies

Transport and Logistics Companies

Air Freight Companies

Rail and Road Transport Companies

Customs Brokers

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Role of Shamkris and Process of MTO License


Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

Advisory for the document required

Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.

Application File

Inspection by the department if required

Liason department

Yearly Compliance if Applicable

Renewal when due

Who can issue the MTO License?


Every Company, Firm or Proprietary Concern, either engaged in the business of Shipping, or freight forwarding in India or abroad need to get registered under the Multimodal Transportation of Goods Act, 1993. This Act manages the transportation of the merchandise from India to outside India or inside India.

An overview. A multimodal transport operator is a person or an organization who engages in the transportation of goods using multiple modes of transportation under the multimodal transport contract.
50 lakh in each consecutively completed financial year, including the year of incorporation. To be eligible to apply for MTO registration, a newly registered company must complete one financial year with more than Rs 50 lakh in turnover or increase the authorized capital by more than Rs 50 lakh.
In which every Company, Firm, or Proprietary Concern, whether they are operating in the shipping or freight forwarding business, domestically or internationally, you have to register first. This Act regulates the movement of goods from India to destinations inside or outside of India.