Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes.
The method reduces cargo handling, and so improves security, reduces damages and losses, and allows freight to be transported faster. The key benefit for intra continental use is reducing the costs for over road trucking. This may be offset by reduced timings for road transport over shorter distances.
We offer available Equipment for your Dry and temperature-controlled services; 20, 40, 48 and 53-foot containers. We offer solutions that get your goods to where they have to go in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
Working together with North America's leading rail providers, offering continent-wide intermodal service for loads moving domestically or between Canada and the continental United States, is all about providing customized solutions for your company’s specific shipping requirements.
Intermodal transportation involves the use of two or more carriers, or "modes" that link logistics programs in order to complete delivery. This could mean transport by land, sea or air in a number of carrier combinations. One example is rail and intermodal trucking companies coming together.
A shipper loads products into a cargo container attached to a truck and taken delivers it to a rail yard. The product will then be transferred to a train. Once the train reaches its destination, the container will go with another truck one more time, before delivery. This transportation provides businesses solutions for getting cargo from point A to point B at a single rate.
A shipper can schedule a product move by origin and destination without all the logistical details; Steiman Logistics, as an intermodal broker, can make these arrangements for you. We look at the size and weight of your product as each mode has its own requirements and restrictions. We review the shipping time frame and look at the costs of each intermodal carrier and their options combinations.
We offer you the customer, the best Intermodal Solution possible.