Intermodal transport – shipment of commodities using more than one means of transport without transhipment during the change of the transport type. Shift of cargo on the whole route takes place in the same shipment unit (container, replaceable body, road vehicle, rail vehicle or ship).

(Based on: Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics – International Transport Forum).

ADVANTAGES OF INTERMODAL TRANSPORT

Significant reduction of CO2 emission connected with transport of commodities

Transport safety – lesser risk of cargo damage

Fast delivery

Optimal transport costs

Big one-off loading surface

Facilitations connected with the management of transport processes

Reduction of intensity of truck traffic volume

Better accessibility of transport services

INTERMODAL TRANSPORT STEP BY STEP

SHIPPER

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CAR TRANSPORT

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TERMINAL I – TRANSHIPMENT

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RAILWAY TRANSPORT

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TERMINAL II – TRANSHIPMENT

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CAR TRANSPORT

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RECIPIENT

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In 2015 intermodal transport reached 4,6% share in railway transport market (measured by cargo mass).
It was 0,4 percentage point higher than in 2014.

Intermodal transport tradition dates back to 18th century England.