What is Intermodal Transportation?


Unlike transmodaltransportation, where the movements of goods remain within a single mode of transport, intermodal transportation relies on items being moved from one transport system to another. In Australia, intermodal transportation is commonly referred to as containerised freight, whereby intermodal containers can be used on ocean-going vessels, rail networks and on road trucks. Since the middle of twentieth century, global efforts have been made to integrate what were previously discrete transport networks into an intermodal one.

28 November 2016