Categories for Intermodal Shipping

Intermodal Drayage: More Than One Mode

June 27, 2022

When it comes to transportation, there are many options available to choose from. Depending on the item being shipped, the time frame, and the budget, one option might be better than another. One type of transportation that is often used is intermodal transportation. Read further to find out more about this mode of transport. What Is an Example of Intermodal Transportation?  Intermodal transportation is the movement of goods using multiple modes of transportation, such as ships, trains, and trucks. This type of transportation is often used because it can be more efficient and cost-effective than using just one mode of... View Article

What Happens When Shipping Containers Are Lost Overboard?

November 19, 2021

Hundreds of millions of shipping containers sail across the sea each year. In fact, 80 percent of all shipped goods are transported on a cargo ship at one point or another. Unfortunately, some goods don’t make it to their intended destination. The World Shipping Council estimates that about 1,300 containers get lost at sea each year. That’s a very small percentage of containers that go overboard, but even losing one container is a concern for the company who shipped the products and the customer who expected to receive it. This problem gets even worse when you consider some of the... View Article

The Impact of COVID-19 on Intermodal Freight

September 10, 2021

Wondering how COVID-19 has affected intermodal freight, including drayage shipping? From supply chain disruptions to labor shortages, there’s a lot for shipping companies to keep in mind as the pandemic continues into its third year. Read on to learn more about COVID-19 and its impact on freight. What is intermodal transportation? Intermodal transportation involves the movement of cargo from its origin to its destination by at least two forms of transit, including rail, air, sea, land and pipeline. Transfer from one mode to the other occurs at intermodal terminals around the world. Several transportation methods make up the intermodal freight... View Article

Benefits of Using Intermodal Drayage

May 11, 2020

Time is money—and the faster and more reliably you can ship goods domestically or internationally, the better your business and trade will be. That’s why intermodal drayage is such a boon to the shipping industry. It helps streamline the shipping process, even if you have to use different modes of transportation. Instead of using one carrier to handle the journey from beginning to end, you can save time, money and reduce your carbon footprint when you embrace the benefits of intermodal transportation in North Charleston, SC. What is intermodal drayage? Intermodal drayage is the practice of using different carriers for... View Article

When to Use Intermodal Shipping in North Charleston, SC

November 8, 2019

Intermodal shipping is a combination of a couple different common forms of cargo transportation. The idea is that freight can be moved from its origin point to its final destination without having to be handled during the changing of modes. In each of the stages of shipping, a different carrier manages the load. This is becoming a more popular type of shipping and logistics method for a wide variety of businesses, as it cuts down on the time and cost of transportation, despite it often involving several modes of transportation. Here are some quick examples of a few of the... View Article

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