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Intermodal Transport System: What is It and How does It Work?


Intermodal transport system: we are here to tell you all about the subject! Generally speaking, the terms refer to a type of locomotion of cargo that combines two or more modes (water, road, air, rail or pipeline transport). Remember that: all this in the same logistics solution.

Contrary to what some people think, the use of different or more than one type of transportation is very common in the country and in the world. Specially, the benefits of shipping by sea (การ ขนส่ง สินค้า ทาง เรือ, which is the term in Thai) are many, such as cost savings, for example. Were you curious to know more advantages of this model of transportation? More ahead, we will tell you other benefits.

How does this system work on a daily basis?

In practice, to facilitate the transport of cargo between cities, states and even countries, in the intermodal system, the loaded product is usually stored in containers. This is because this type of material can be transported easily between most types of manners. Here is an example: it is possible to load a commodity initially by means of waterway mode and then by road transport.

The great differential of this model lies in the integration between modes, that is, when a means of transport cannot supply a delivery to the final destination, and then the interference of another transportation mode occurs to finalize this delivery.

Here’s a reminder: to get this transport to run, you need to check all the paperwork and paperwork it involves. In addition, there is another type of transport that combines two or more modes: the so-called multimodal transport – we will talk about it throughout this text and present the difference between the two models.

If you have a cargo of value to be delivered from one state to another, it is recommended that air or sea travel be the safest.