Intermodal Shipping

Due to volatile fuel costs, persistent traffic congestion, and the ongoing driver shortage, long-distance trucking has become more expensive, pushing shippers toward the rails. Intermodal freight shipping, where cargo is hauled using two or more modes of transportation, is increasingly being embraced by more and more container transport companies. Intermodal railroad freight is a safe, sustainable, cost-effective, and highly accessible alternative to truckload, typically undercutting total shipment costs by 10-15%.

INTERMODAL SHIPPING SERVICES PUT YOUR GOODS ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Intermodal freight containers can be transferred seamlessly between different transit modes, making truck-to-rail the most common form of intermodal shipping. By virtually eliminating freight handling when switching modes, loss and damage is reduced, security is improved, and goods can move expeditiously.

As cornerstones of North America’s intermodal network, railroads allow for the steady flow of freight without the traffic and weather headaches often associated with over-the-road trucking. Rail intermodal is more fuel-efficient than long-haul trucking and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75%. For shippers looking to reduce their carbon footprint while lowering costs, train transport is a desirable alternative.

CONTAINER TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE EMBRACING THE SHORT-HAUL

Rail’s role as a long-distance partner for container shipping companies has allowed for trucks to do what they do best – focus on their speed and agility for the short-haul portions of the shipment. Because trucks are responsible for first, and last-mile shipping, then moved to rail for the better part of the move, there is no requirement to have tracks at the origin or destination. By connecting shippers directly to nearby intermodal facilities, containers are easily transferred from truck to train for the long-haul portion of the journey.

In addition to the cost and service benefits, shippers converting their long-haul portions to rail can leverage a more environmentally friendly way to ship. Our extensive experience in intermodal transportation services allows MGA International Logistics to offer your business a greener alternative when shipping over land. Let us show you how easy and affordable rail intermodal shipping can be.

Intermodal Shipping is just one of the many services we offer. We invite you to ask us for a free, no-obligation quote today.

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Single drivers can travel approximately 500 miles per day, depending on shipment details. Add 1 day extra for less-than-truckload shipments. Check with dispatch for actual times. Team Drivers available upon request.

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