This article discusses the market forces that are prompting shippers to choose (or not choose) intermodal transportation today. It also looks at some recent developments that continue to increase the advantages that intermodal offers.
Karen M. Kroll
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The winter of 2013-14 disrupted the intermodal shipping industry in North America, causing service problems and impeding growth. However, intermodal now offers a number of attractive advantages for shippers, particularly as rail operations pour resources into their intermodal efforts to strengthen service and compete with trucking. Sites that specialize in intermodal utilize innovations to streamline the process and apply new resources to make for an increasingly efficient and effective distribution process.