Understanding Intermodal Transportation

CLX Logistics

Intermodal is a term we see all the time in freight and supply chain logistics, but what does it actually mean? It’s pretty simple – intermodal transportation uses two or more modes or carriers to transport freight from shipper to consignee. This shipping strategy began in 18 th century England, and in the 1950s, the steel intermodal transportation container was standardized based on design specifications from the US DoD.

Intermodal Transportation for Sustainable Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

As a significant piece of worldwide exchange, cargo transport has become quickly in the course of recent decades. Planning financially savvy and profoundly effective vehicle systems is critical in cargo transport. The main modes of transport are air, rail, road and sea. Although road transport still constitutes a significant part of freight transport, intermodal transport […].

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Intermodal transportation: 4 best practices.

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Intermodal transportation can be a great shipping choice when the proper steps are taken. Read through these four best practices to learn more

Solve Chemical Logistics Challenges with Intermodal Transportation

CLX Logistics

In the world of transportation and logistics, the chemical industry is a bit unique. The biggest differences come from the need for highly specialized containers to safely transport chemical freight, and the extensive regulations chemicals must comply with for transportation. The strategy as a whole revolves around intermodal transportation and the use of BulkTainer ISO tanks. Safely Transporting Chemicals.

SONAR Indices & Insights: Intermodal transportation vs truckload? Using Intermodal Savings Versus Truckload Tickers

FreightWaves SONAR

These latest tickers again reflect FreightWaves’ commitment to provide the latest data insights in SONAR – across all logistics concerns relating to OTR transport and other modes of transportation. What are the FreightWaves SONAR Intermodal contract savings versus truckload (IMCSI)?

Intermodal transportation: 4 best practices.

Freightquote

Intermodal transportation can be a great shipping choice when the proper steps are taken. Read Freightquote’s latest post to learn more

When can intermodal transportation be a solution for you?

Freightquote

Intermodal transportation could be the best way for you to ship your goods depending on the situation. Here are five scenarios that fit the bill

When can intermodal transportation be a solution for you?

Freightquote

Intermodal transportation could be the best way for you to ship your goods depending on the situation. Here are five scenarios that fit the bill

When Should You Use Intermodal Transportation? | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

Shippers who work to reevaluate their current shipping strategy should pay attention to intermodal transportation. More and more companies switch to this solution since it lets them reduce the time and costs used on transportation.

Shippers Turn to Intermodal Transport for 2018 Capacity

Kane is Able

This is especially true within the transportation sector, where the driver shortage, ELD mandate, and other factors have severely impacted the trucking industry’s ability to handle increasing freight volumes. Because of this, more shippers are looking to intermodal transport for capacity. Freight TransportationAs we begin 2018, capacity remains the most pressing logistics issue across the supply chain.

The State of Intermodal Transportation: Still a game changer?

Logistics Management

Today, the jury is still out on whether intermodal is in a temporary lull or if the bloom is off the rose on a longer-term basis Volumes are declining due to various economic and market pressures—some out of the control of carriers and service providers.

Omni-Channel Strategy and Intermodal Transport in Globalized Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

Globalization and the expansion of markets, pushes 3PLs to implement intermodal transportation solutions that ensure efficient processes are available. This article identifies the benefits of implementing Omni-channel strategies and intermodal transportation, and how this enables 3PLs to deliver optimized solutions. Intermodal Transportation. To offset these inconveniences that ultimately affect the end-to-end user, 3PLs utilize intermodal transportation.

Intermodal Transportation’s Road to Dominance

3PL Insights

Intermodal Transportation’s Road to Dominance By Matt Magpantay, Evans Distribution Systems Panic has become rampant amongst shippers and carriers because of the current shortage of truck drivers. According to the American Trucking Association... The post Intermodal Transportation’s Road to Dominance appeared first on 3PL Insights - Warehousing, Transportation, and Logistics. Freight Management Matt Magpantay Transportation

UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR

247 Customs Broker

Today’s intermodal TIR transport leaves the SAIF Zone in Sharjah, bound for Olomouc in the Czech Republic via Jebel Ali Port in the UAE and the port of Hamburg, Germany. IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, comments “TIR’s potential for improving transit connectivity in the UAE is in the spotlight today with this first intermodal TIR transport. The post UAE runs first intermodal transport under TIR appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

UPDATE – Felixstowe issues apology and rescinds container ban

Supply Chain and Logistics

The apologies were for “inconvenience”, “our service standards are not currently where … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Big Data intermodal transport port management ports Software supply chain disruption truckingWell, the media storm over the ban on receiving empty containers at Felixstowe got their attention at the port. Our earlier post on this subject explained the problem.

Chaos at port of Felixstowe – carriers refuse return of empty boxes

Supply Chain and Logistics

You have to … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Big Data intermodal transport ports Software truckingIt’s typical of IT projects to ber late or never get finished. Here we seem to have an example that is severely impacting everyone else in the supply chain. Here at Felixstowe, you can’t return empty containers.

Maersk joins CP Rail inland with new transload facility

Supply Chain and Logistics

Maersk has finally grasped … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Strategy Supply Chains cooperation inland warehouses intermodal transport transloadingMaersk is in the forefront of expanding their supply chain control into the hinterland. The Port of Vancouver is in a very closed in space, a bit like San Francisco, with little room to expand facilities.

Shippers ‘held to ransom’ from blanked sailings and feeder problems

Supply Chain and Logistics

That will percolate down to their customers as well, both in reliability and … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains customer service intermodal transport ocean shipping port managementThe constant stream of blanked sailings is predictably disrupting many supply chains and networks. Shippers are not getting the message, and it’s costing them extra, unplanned expense.

Containerized soybean exports spike

Supply Chain and Logistics

A Taiwanese source said that “it’s more … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport ocean shipping soybeansThere are suddenly more exports of soybeans to China in containers. It’s earlier than usual, and more of them. Over several years now, containerized exports of soybeans are rising, but suddenly it’s faster.

Blanking voyages masks real impact of Covid

Supply Chain and Logistics

You would be prepared to … Continue reading → Managerial Econ Microeconomics Shipping Supply Chains container shipping economics intermodal transport ocean shipping pricingSpot rates for container shipping are staying up, but only because ocean carriers continue to blank voyages big time. If you were shipping and you feared your voyage would be blanked, what would you do?

Coronavirus delays create Container shortages in Chicago for DDGS

Supply Chain and Logistics

DDGS is a byproduct … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport supply chainsCoronavirus issues, particularly in China, are creating real problems for Dried Distiller Grains (DDGS) shipments. The lack of inbound containers from China means that there are not enough containers to ship DDGS out of the US.

Hamburg deepens Elbe channel

Supply Chain and Logistics

The Port of Hamburg let the contract to DEME engineering, as World … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains container shipping economics infrastructure intermodal transport ocean shipping port management ports trade transportationThe project will cost $700 million, and it went through a long series of legal battles, mostly about environmental issues. But now the project is ready to begin.

Ekol expands intermodal transport in Europe – LOGISTIK express News

247 Customs Broker

The logistics company Ekol is expanding its intermodal connections in order to continue to offer environmentally friendly solutions in the future. The post Ekol expands intermodal transport in Europe – LOGISTIK express News appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. März 2018 08:09. Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: Read English text.

First emission-free barges on Europe’s waterways

Supply Chain and Logistics

That way it can be removed/replaced if there is a problem, cutting down time to just long enough to lift the old … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains barges containers electirc power entrepreneurship innovation intermodal transport technologyWhat’s interesting about this article to me is the concept of using a container to house the battery.

RoadOne acquires northeast intermodal transport provider Jarvis Trans Inc.

The LoadStar

Randolph, Massachusetts, March 6, 2018– RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics service company, announces its acquisition of Jarvis Trans Inc., an intermodal transportation company serving the greater New England region including Boston. The intermodal drayage sector has had to confront numerous issues. The post RoadOne acquires northeast intermodal transport provider Jarvis Trans Inc.

HHLA Intermodal transport volume climbed to 1.5 million TEU – LOGISTIK express News

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Our Intermodal activities – the second major pillar of our business model – also made a significant contribution to the positive business development.”. HHLA’s Intermodal activities continued to develop very successfully. percent, the transport volume climbed to 1.5 million TEU) and road transport (0.4 The post HHLA Intermodal transport volume climbed to 1.5 Februar 2018 08:49. Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: Read English text.

Learn a new term: Drayage Container Shipping

20Cube Logistics

Generally, drayage shipping is handled by trucks and is a part of the intermodal transport. How container drayage fits in intermodal transportation. Transporting consignment from port to port. How does drayage transportation work? What is drayage shipping?

POLA and POLB set respective September and third quarter volume records

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September intermodal volumes see solid annual gains, reports IANA

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September intermodal volumes saw annual gains, while year-to-date volumes, through the first nine months of 2020, were more mixed, according to data provided to LM… The post September intermodal volumes see solid annual gains, reports IANA appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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Quest for Quality 2020 : Rail/Intermodal

247 Customs Broker

Like all modes of freight transportation, the freight railroad and intermodal sectors are not operating in normal times. As group news editor Jeff Berman has… The post Quest for Quality 2020 : Rail/Intermodal appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Report: Blackstone Group and General Infrastructure partners makes bid for Kansas City Southern

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September U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed, reports AAR

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United States September rail carload and intermodal volumes were mixed, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed, reports AAR appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. 3PL Features Logistics News Rail & Intermodal Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

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NAVIS expands it global seaport and rail network

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STB issues final rule focused on rail demurrage regulations

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Late last week, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) said it is formally adopting a final rule that clarifies the regulation of demurrage, which will take… The post STB issues final rule focused on rail demurrage regulations appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

UPS turns in very strong Q3 earnings results

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Third quarter earnings results issued today for Atlanta-based global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS came in ahead of expectations. 3PL Air Freight e-commerce Features Global Trade Logistics Motor Freight News Ocean Freight Parcel Express Ports Rail & Intermodal Transportation customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping