A: Shippers are using intermodal for a variety of reasons. In many rail corridors, intermodal provides a much better…www.inboundlogistics.com
Initially if I was transporting silk scarves from Asia to the United States my first choice would have been by either sea or air. I would choose sea because it is the cheapest form of transportation across different countries and the most reliable. As for air, I would choose this mode of transportation because it is the most efficient if you need something to arrive at a certain time and place. Although air transport is six to ten times more expensive then sea, it can arrive three times quicker then sea transport. Sea transport can take up to nine days just to get from Asia to the North East while air can get there in as little 1–3 days. After doing some research and reading the best mode of transportation if I was shipping silk scarves from Asia to North America would be intermodal transport. It is the cheapest and the quickest way to get your goods shipped in bulk on a timely fashion. Intermodal transport uses land, sea, and air to transport goods from one country to another. Using this method it is the most reliable because you can constantly track where your shipment is through different channels, you can hold a lot of a product due to the amount of capacity all these different methods can hold, and the most important benefit if you are looking to make sure your company looks good in the public eye is that it is environmentally friendly. Instead of using one mode of transportation that can potentially cost you a lot of money or be unhealthy for the environment you can use multiple methods to adapt to your budget and location. The article that I attached with my blog goes through the steps you need to take to make sure intermodal transportation is right for your product and even includes the benefits for your business if you think it is the right fit for you.