Understanding Intermodal Transportation
FEBRUARY 19, 2021
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.