What Is Intermodal Transportation?
Intermodal transportation involves the movement of goods in a container or vehicle using multiple modes of transportation such as rail, ship, and truck. Quite frequently, freight is moved with a truck then loaded onto a rail, or ship, eventually ending up back on a truck for the final leg of transport. With intermodal trucking services, containers such as entire truck trailers, refrigerated containers (reefers), and tank containers (for bulk liquids) run between railroads and ports. During intermodal transportation, only the container or vehicle is handled directly, not the cargo.
East Coast Transport, a 3PL, understands all aspects of intermodal trucking services including what is being shipped, how it needs to be shipped, and what, if any, special circumstances and regulations need to be followed.