Intermodal Transport and Land Bridges

While most people are unaware of it, intermodal freight transport has been around for quite some time, going all the way back to the 1780s in England. The method of moving a container holding freight from one vehicle to another without having to handle the freight itself has grown from ships and rail to include trucks and barges as technology has evolved. The use of standardized containers, or ISO containers, has allowed shipping across country...

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What Is Freight Transportation

Intermodal freight transportation is the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle using multiple modes of transportation. Like a truck, ship, or rail road service without any handling of the freight itself when changing the modes. This in return reduces cargo handling and promotes and improves security without having to worry about damages and losses. Containers are the main type of equipment that is used in freight...

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What Is Intermodal Freight Shipping?

Intermodal freight shipping is a mixture of two or more methods of transport, delivering items by truck or train. Many businesses use this in transferring bulk items. It is the most convenient mode of transportation, as shipping companies have specialized methods for every item. It gives flexibility by allowing you to choose the combination of transport. It minimizes freight costs because business owners can personalize their routes based on the...

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Intermodal Freight Services

The United States has a long history of moving freight via truck. When you drive cross-country, you see many semi-trucks moving along the highway. However, there is a form of freight transportation that is even older than trucking, and that’s by train. If you are trying to choose whether to use a truck or railway service to haul your cargo, the answer is simple: you can use both. Thanks to transportation companies that offer intermodal...

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Intermodal Trucking Today

There is much to be said about the turbulence created by the recent economic downturn and the years that preceded this recession. Prior to 2007, the intermodal trucking industry experienced major growth paving the way for almost anyone to enter. Loose regulations and increased truck capacity allowed for a high volume of goods to be shipped and purchased by the credit rich consumer. The recession hit the brakes on free flowing credit and the...

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When to Choose Overseas Shipping

Shipping companies come in different flavors depending on your needs. Overseas shipping companies fill a specific niche for international transport when time is not a factor and cost effectiveness if needed over speed of delivery. There are a few things you should look at before selecting freight by water as your mode of shipment. First, most shipping companies offer a variety of transportation services and can help you determine your real...

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