The global automation of logistics processes requires the carriers to implement complex solutions which enable to deliver goods to the most remote places in the world quickly and safely. One of such solutions is intermodal transport, which has become so popular that now it is among the fastest developing areas of the TSL sector. Here we present the advantages and disadvantages of intermodal transport.
Intermodal transport (also called combined transport) involves the transport of goods in one unit load, for example a container, using at least two different modes of transport. The most common combination in intermodal transport in Poland is road and rail transport (although its role is only to deliver or collect the goods from the target carrier).