The goal of IMTIS is to create a centralized and transparent database for distance calculations in short-haul goods transport. Since the abolition of the German Güterferntarif in 1993, there has been no common data base for distance and price calculations. IMTIS aims to provide such a platform, for both clients and service providers. IMTIS is used to calculate combined routings for multimodal goods transport from seaports to destinations, usually consisting of both a main run (using inland water or rail for transport) and a truck transport (to the final destination).