The ability to use different means of transport for a shipment, such as from ship to train to truck etc. Français: Modes de transport multiples Español: Transporte multimodal, transporte plurimodal, transporte combinado
Moving ocean freight containers by various transportation modes. The fact that the containers are of the same size and have common handling characteristics permits them to be transferred from truck to railroad to air carrier to ocean carrier.
A movement of goods using more than one means of transportation. The most common intermodal arrangement is for goods to be moved by truck at their origin, transferred to rail for the long haul between regions, and transferred again to truck near their destination.
The movement of goods using one and the same transport unit or vehicle which successively uses different modes of transport but without handling or repacking of the goods themselves while changing modes.
Moving of ocean freight containers by multiple transportation modes. The simiar size and common handling characteristics permits the containers to be transferred from truck to railroad to air carrier to ocean carrier.
Movement of goods (containers) in one and the same loading unit or vehicle which successively uses several modes of transport without handling the goods themselves in changing modes.â†’ Combined Transport
The capability of interchange of freight containers among the various transportation modes. The fact that the containers are of the same size, and have common handling characteristics, permits them to be transfered from truck to railroad to air carrier to ocean carrier, in a complete origin-to-destination movement.