Intermodal transportation involves the transport of goods from shipper to consignee using two or more transportation modes in an intermodal container or carrier, without handling the freight itself when changing transportation modes. Intermodal transport helps to improve security, reduce damage and loss, and allows freight to be transported faster using truck, rail, ship, or aircraft in various combinations to the final destination.
At Complete Shipping Solutions, we handle intermodal transportation daily. Our transportation management software (CSS SMARTT SHIPPING) provides an array of solutions for intermodal options based on required service and price, allowing our customers to make the best decision. Our company has a trained team that can look for the best logistical solutions for special projects or those critical shipments. Our team provides to you our valued customer, reliable customer service.
Intermodal transportation uses a combination of different transport carriers and is sometimes better to achieve the best total shipping cost for door to door movements. It does, however, require more logistics coordination and hands-on involvement.
Multimodal Transport uses a single transport carrier to provide a door to door movement, which may achieve the best routing. Multimodal requires less logistics coordination and paperwork, but the carrier holds liabilities and responsibilities for the entire shipment duration.