Definitions for "Intermodal transport"
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
A term commonly used in mainland Europe to describe the use of more than one mode to move a shipment (e.g. road-rail-road).
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.