Intermodal shipping is important because it allows for products to be shipped utilizing multiple methods, which is often needed without needing to unload and reload the products costing more money and wasting time.
An intermodal container can be transported easily by ship, train, and truck. They are a standard sized container that can be affixed to the different modes of transport as needed. They are stackable and easy to move utilizing a crane. Reducing costs of transport is one of the most significant benefits of intermodal shipping.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are over 15 billion tons of cargo transported through trucking each year, and that number is anticipated to increase to nearly 19 billion by 2040. The trucking industry continues to be the most used a