Why They're Called "Intermodal" Containers

Posted by Mike Cash (Kiryu, Japan) on 26 May 2011 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Because they are designed in such a way as to easily shift between different modes of transportation, that's why.

This particular container is being offloaded from a ship onto a truck which will take it to a temporary location inside the container yard, where it will remain until a trucking company comes to pick it up and take it away to deliver the contents. These containers are equally at home on ships, trucks, or trains.

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