Intermodal transportation goes back to the 18th century and predates the railways. Some of the earliest containers were those used for shipping coal on the Bridgewater Canal in England in the 1780s. Coal containers were soon deployed on the early canals and railways and were used for road/rail transfers. (road at the time meaning horse drawn vehicles).
Since 1984, a mechanism for intermodal shipping known as double-stack rail transport has become increasingly common. Rising to the rate of nearly 70% of United States intermodal shipments, it transports more than one million containers per year. The double-stack rail cars are designed to significantly reduce damage in transit, and provides greater cargo security by cradling the lower containers so their doors cannot be opened. A succession of large, new domestic container sizes was introduced to increase shipping productivity.
Sometimes the most efficient way to move your freight to your customer isn’t just by truck. Lots of companies are relying on Intermodal Transportation when it come to their shipping needs. When shipping via Rail, your saving a lot of money and it keeps the environment clean. Rail, can take longer to deliver then going with a truck over the road. However, if the shipment is not time sensitive and can deliver with a day or two later then a regular truck, you, our customer can take advantage of it and save a lot on the shipping cost.
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