The Advantages of Intermodal Transport
Intermodal transport is the combination of different means of transport using a single container. Intermodal transport has become a popular solution to shipping for a variety of reasons. Some of the advantages are:
Lower costs – With more predictable pricing, and reduced handling costs in the case of a dropped trailer environment, shippers can take advantage of lower rates.
Efficiency – Minimized waiting times on the road and no need for storage at intermediate steps.
Reliability – Increased reliability as shippers have more access to equipment and standardized transit schedules.
Eco-friendly – Shippers can significantly reduce their carbon footprint by going intermodal. Trains emit approximately 5.4 pounds of carbon dioxide per 100 ton-miles, compared to trucks that typically emit approximately 19.8 pounds.
Contact us today to discuss your shipping requirements and see if Intermodal transport is the right solution for you.