Take Advantage of Intermodal Service
Right now, while the overall worldwide shipping stage is unpredictable, intermodal shipping service prices have been falling. If you are not currently using intermodal service, you should ask your 3PL provider for information about intermodal service.
What is intermodal service?
Intermodal shipping services refers to shipping that uses at least two means of transportation. So, for example, you might use ship and truck or truck and train or ship and truck and train.
Vancouver and the Lower Mainland are excellent areas to use intermodal shipping because everything is available there: a big port, trains, trucks, and a major airport.
Why is intermodal service economic?
One of the reasons why intermodal service can be more economic than not using it is because typically one uses special intermodal containers that can be moved intact from one mode of transportation to another. In this way, products do not require unloading or reloading, which saves time and money.
Because of this use of intermodal containers, the safety and security of your product is also increased, which also, in turn saves money. There is considerably less risk of any product going astray, and the conditions inside the intermodal container is always the same.
For all of the above reasons, we think producers should seriously consider intermodal shipping right now. We have long and established relationships in place, and we can help you find whatever you need for shipping. Please contact Overseas Container Logistics in Vancouver at (604) 295-8236, and let us help you find the best solution for your shipping needs.
Overseas Container Logistics (OCL) is a 3PL commercial freight-forwarding company based in Richmond, British Columbia.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your transportation and freight needs, give us a call at (604) 295-8236.