Sales Revenue of Intermodal Freight Transportation Market to Surge During the Forecast Period Owing to Rapid Adoption Across Key Industries-Persistence Market Research
Intermodal transportation is the process of combining more than one mode of transportation for movement of people or delivery of goods. There are basically two types of intermodal transportation, namely, intermodal freight transportation and intermodal passenger transportation. Intermodal freight transportation is the process of transporting goods in vehicles by using various modes of transportation such as ship, rail or truck. This method of transportation allows faster transportation of freights, reduces the cargo handling activity and damages involved and therefore improves security. Reduced costs and faster delivery time are the prime benefits of implementing intermodal freight transportation.
The intermodal freight transportation system is implemented by various sectors. They are industrial and manufacturing, consumer and retail, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and healthcare, chemical, construction, oil and gas, energy and mining and others. The various modes of carrying out intermodal freight transportation are roadways, railways, airways and water/seaways. The intermodal freight transportation market is majorly contributed by the seaways because more number of goods can be transported over long distances at reduced costs. The intermodal freight transportation companies offer three types of services, namely, customized, managed and consulting. Geographically, intermodal transportation is efficiently implemented by regions, such as Asia-Pacific, where the transportation infrastructures include extended and efficient networks of roadways and railways and are surrounded by the oceans.
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Increasing demand for on-time delivery of products and raw materials by potential clients is driving the business establishments to implement efficient intermodal transportation systems that enhance inventory planning and management. Implementation of such efficient systems also ensures that the warehouses are efficiently utilized as such transportation system decreases the time spent on managing freights and same time can be invested in performing warehouse duties. Another factor that is contributing to the growth of intermodal freight transportation market is the rising trend of containerization of goods to be transported. These containers have standard dimensions that can be loaded, stacked or unloaded from one mode of transport to another without being opened. Business organizations are taking the advantage of such containers in intermodal transportations to safely transport goods to the desired destinations. In addition, favorable regulatory environment for global trade is further aiding the market growth. International trade bodies like WTO (World Trade Organization) are encouraging ‘open door policy’ to promote international trade. Many business establishments are taking advantage of these policies and regulations to expand their businesses beyond national boundaries and opt for intermodal transportation systems for the purpose of exports and imports thereby triggering the growth of this...
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