What is Intermodal Freight Transportation?


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Intermodal Freight Transportation

What is Intermodal Freight Transportation?

Intermodal is the term used to describe two or more modes of transporting freight. This can include a combination of truck and rail to transport or move goods from a shipper to a consignee. The intermodal process usually starts when a container is moved by truck to a rail station, then back on a truck to complete the freight-forwarding process. Some 25 million containers are moved on intermodal transport every year. 

 What are the benefits of Intermodal Transport? 

-Intermodal transport lowers shipping costs because it combines a railway system as it requires less fuel than any other type of road transport.

-Intermodal transport contributes to a greener environment.

-Intermodal transport sends shipments are fast and reliable.

-Dropped intermodal container fees are minimal as compared to a full truckload (FTL) drop.  


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