The ability to connect, and connections between, modes of transportation.
The use of two or more modes of transportation to complete a cargo move; truck/rail/ship, or truck/air, for example.
The use of different types of transportation modes to move freight shipments and people, i.e., ships, trains, buses, and trucks.
Movement of freight using a combination of transport modes (i.e., truck, rail, ocean).
The movement of freight by two or more modes of transportation, for example: rail-truck or ship-rail.
Logistics that use at least two modes of transport. Also known as Multi-modal.
More than one mode of transportation is used, e.g., truck and steamship, in one shipment, and one bill of lading is issued for the entire shipment.
Used to denote movements of cargo or container between motor, rail or water carriers.
The use of two or more modes to complete the movement of a shipment of freight or a passenger trip from origin to destination.
Refers to the handling of containers between different forms of transport (ship-ship, inter-terminal, rail, truck).
Pertaining to transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck, ship, and rail.
Transportation activities involving more than one mode of transportation, including transportation connections, choices, cooperation and coordination of various modes.
A shipping term denoting the interchangeable movement of cargo containers between different modes of transportation, primarily ship, truck and train, where the equipment is compatible with the multiple transport systems.
The term â€œmodeâ€ is used to refer to a means of transportation, such as automobile, bus, train, ship, bicycle and walking. Intermodal refers specifically to the connections between modes.
More than one mode of transportation is involved (e.g., piggyback, fishyback, or birdyback).
Relating to cargo which can be handled interchangeably among different transportation modes, i.e. truck, rail, ocean and air.
The integration of various modes in a whole transportation system or facility (5)
The coordinated transport of freight, especially in connection with relatively long-haul movements using any combination of the various transportation modes. Such shipments typically involve containerization of the freight and shipment by two or more of, airfreight, rail, trucking, barge, or ship.
Shipments that are carried by more than one mode of transportation, mainly containers and piggyback trailers.
This refers to the capacity to go from ship to train to truck or the like. The term generally refers to containerized shipping or the capacity to handle containers across different modes of transport.
The term "mode" is used to refer to and distinguish from each other the various forms of transportation, such as automobile, transit, ship, bicycle and walking. Intermodal refers specifically to the connections between modes.
Pertaining to the transfer and flow of people and/or goods from one mode to another or among several modes.
system of the transport that allow diverse ways, e.g., in the United States, 1992) bottoms of the concessions of ISTEA (for bici and the transit.
Transportation system connecting or including different modes of transportation.
As broadly defined within the commercial transportation industry, the transfer of freight between and among all modes involved in general cargo transportation (e.g., ship, rail and truck). This term is also commonly used to mean the movement of passengers between transportation modes (e.g., from train to bus).
Traffic moving by more than one mode on its trip from shipper to receiver. The term covers both piggyback or trailer-on-flat-car (TOFC) traffic, and containers on flat-car.
Planning that reflects a focus on connectivity between modes and emphasizes choices, coordination, and cooperation. An intermodal shipping container is a container that can be easily moved across different modes of transportation.--from ship to truck to rail--without removing or rearranging the contents. They look like a standard semi-trailer. Less Than Truckload (LTL) A quantity of freight less than that required for the application of a truckload rate. The historical definition for LTL freight is shipments under 10,000 pounds. LTL carriers are carriers which specialize in shipments under 10,000 pounds. However, competition from other freight carriers restricts shipments for most LTL carriers to the range between 300 and 3000 pounds.
The co-ordinated movement of freight using different methods of transport which is often a combination of truck and rail International inbound logistics/supply chain: See inbound logistics
Transport system which interest freight secured in Intermodal Transport Units (ITUs) which may be used by various modes of transport: road, rail, sea, river, air.
Carriage of goods by at least two different modes of transport between origin and destination of goods
Using 2 different modes of transportation; truck-rail, truck-air, rail-steamship.
being or involving a transportation system using more than one form of carrier.
Between or including more than one means, or "mode," of transportation.
The use of multi-modes of transportation, such as TOFC, to move product to a designated location.
Connection and ease of transfer between modes of travel. For example: Bicycle lockers at a train station are an intermodal amenity.
Those issues or activities which involve or affect more than one mode of transportation, including transportation connections, choices, cooperation and coordination of various modes. Also known as "multimodal".
Transporting products by a variety of transportation vehicles.
Transportation movement involving more than one mode, example, rail motor, motor air, or rail water
Relating to the connection between any two or more modes.
Freight shifted from one means of transportation to another, with the freight generally in shipping containers, meeting certain criteria previously agreed upon among the carriers involved, e.g., road to rail, rail to ocean, road to air, etc. The use of the term will normally imply a point-to-point, Thru-Bill of Lading using multiple modes of transportation.
Pertaining to transportation using a combination of two or more land, sea, or air systems.
Movement of goods by more than one mode of transport, for example railroad, truck, ship and aircraft.
The integration of multiple modes in a corridor or area.
Movement of freight by more than one mode of transport (e.g. ship, train and lorry)
Refers to the connections between transportation modes. Also used as a modifying adjective indicating the use of connecting modes (such as an ‘intermodal trip')
A term used by QR to describe the business of moving containerised freight for freight forwarders.
Transportation term describing the use of multiple modes of transportation for a shipment. Ocean containers that are picked up by a truck, delivered to port, transported by ship, and then picked up by another truck are a common example of intermodal transportation. In the trucking industry, intermodal usually refers to the combination of trucking and rail transportation.
A description of a transportation activity which involves the switching between at least two different transportation modes, such as truck and rail, or rail and ship.
A mode is a particular form of transportation, such as automobile, transit, carpool, ship, and bicycle. Intermodal refers to connections between modes.
Movement of cargo using a combination of transportation modes such as truck (lorry), rail, sea, or air transportation. Synonym: multimodal.
Shipments moving two modes, ie: rail and ground.
Movement of goods by more than one mode of Transport, i.e. railroad, truck, ship and airplane, in the same ULD, under a singe waybill.
Relating to transportation by more than one means of conveyance. For instance, transportation by both truck and rail is referred to as intermodal transportation.
Used to denote movements of cargo containers interchangeably between transport modes, e.g., motor, water, and air carriers, and where the equipment is compatible within the multiple systems.
Movement of goods by more than one mode of transport, ie. airplane, truck, railroad and ship. Back to top of screen
The carrying of a container by more than one kind of transportation during a single journey.
A flexible way of transporting freight over water, highway and rail without being removed from the original transportation equipment, namely a container or trailer.
This refers to the capacity to go from ship to train to truck or the like. The adjective generally refers to containerized shipping or the capacity to handle the same.
Freight traffic that refers to containerization of freight for easy trans-loading to different modes of transportation.
Switching between different types of transportation.