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Intermodal Transportation for Sustainable Logistics

As a significant piece of worldwide exchange, cargo transport has become quickly in the course of recent decades. Planning financially savvy and profoundly effective vehicle systems is critical in cargo transport. The main modes of transport are air, rail, road and sea. Although road transport still constitutes a significant part of freight transport, intermodal transport is a preferred alternative for establishing a sustainable transport system.

Intermodal transport can be defined as the transport of goods in the same transport (loading) unit using two or more modes of transport together, and the handling of the goods rather than the goods themselves. The utilization and advancement of Intermodal transport have various monetary, social and ecological focal points.

Key Reasons for Intermodal Transportation

o Services Are Easier to Attain

Intermodal opens up other avenues of transportation that are more readily available so trucking services can be kept to a minimum. While trucking is still part of the intermodal system, it’s easier to find a truck driver to do a short day run versus one who will provide long-haul services.


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Tam Wan Shiong, DLSM
Tam Wan Shiong (WS) has 20 years of experience in logistics management, specifically in the field of International freight and delivery operations. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Wan Shiong completed the Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) on September 2019 at SIPMM Institute.
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