Advantages of Intermodal Freight

Businesses employ intermodal freight shipment both locally and internationally because it reduces the amount of goods handling required throughout the journey and so lowers expenses. Intermodal freight transportation is also safe and secure since it minimizes freight handling during transit, which lowers damage and loss, drivers can handle more loads in less time, and additional security is given at terminals, rail lines, and ramps, which prevents theft. The use of intermodal transportation is environmentally favorable. Rail is a more efficient mode of transportation. Rail can transport one tonne of freight over 450 miles on one gallon of gasoline, according to Inbound Logistics. As commodities are moved from coast to coast, this fuel efficiency reduces greenhouse gas and carbon pollution.