First of all let us explain exactly what these two transport services are? What is rail freight and what is intermodal shipping? Firstly rail transport involves the delivery of certain types of goods from one place to another with some kind of freight train. What gives us the benefit of using this service? Railway traffic is possibly the cheapest transport of cargo available. When will you definitely use this service and no one else? The answer is easy when there is a direct rail line from the shipment site and the freight receipt. If the infrastructure allows only one train to be used to transport your cargo you can surely benefit from this mode of transport. This is not only the cheapest but also the safest and most environmentally friendly way to transport goods and cargo.
Good and large logistics companies have all types of freight wagons that allow the transport of all types of cargo or goods. Logistics companies use refrigerated containers containers for transporting liquid goods fuel trucks for the transport of bulk materials construction materials etc. and special vehicles for transporting coal and other raw materials. Railway freight companies also use the loading of the container. This means that when your shipping is loaded and sealed in the ISO containers it will be delivered without retaining the container. It also saves the transport cost because the load of the load and the load of the cargo from one vehicle to another exceeds the cost of transportation.
But what logistics service would be more beneficial to use if the infrastructure in the region does not allow us to use for cargo transport by rail only? What service in this case would be cheaper and as safe? This is an intermodal shipping shipment. What does it mean? Let me explain what this service is and in which case it would be the best choice for you. Intermodal shipping is a combination of different transport methods. This combination is designed to always in any case be most beneficial for you and at the same time safer your load. The logistics company you choose will offer a combination of different modes of transport which may include transport by truck or airplane. Logistics companies only offer intermodal freight traffic when the infrastructure or nature features in a region do not provide another more profitable and efficient mode of transport for your freight. But keep in mind this service will only be offered at your service. Intermodal freight shipping also takes into account the cargos characteristics and whether the infrastructure allows some of the road to be rail or if traditional trucking would be more beneficial for you and the cargo company. You will also be able to benefit from container loading in the most appropriate for its ISO container. Whether it be a cooler or container for heavy goods transportation. You can be sure of the security and proper storage of your freight as most logistics companies offer insurance included in the price of the service recommended and in many places mandatory.
After reading these benefits of rail freight and intermodal shipping you should know why you choose them. Keep in mind that these services are most effective and profitable for you and to choose the right logistics company. A really good logistics company will offer a quote that provides the most benefits. And keep in mind that the combination of intermodal freight and rail freight transport is the best way to transport the cargo when the infrastructure does not allow rail freight only. This is the cheapest and safest way to transport freight.