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Relating to transportation by more than one means of conveyance, as by truck and rail: intermodal transport.
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1. (Commerce) (of a transport system) using different modes of conveyance in conjunction, such as ships, aircraft, road vehicles, etc
2. (Commerce) (of a container) able to be carried by different modes of conveyance without being unpacked
3. (Psychology) psychol denoting an interaction between different senses
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(ˌɪn tərˈmoʊd l)

pertaining to transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck, ship, and rail.
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Type of international freight system that permits transshipping among sea, highway, rail, and air modes of transportation through use of American National Standards Institute and International Organization for Standardization containers, line-haul assets, and handling equipment. See also American National Standards Institute; International Organization for Standardization.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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(NASDAQ: JBHT) has imposed a peak-season surcharge on its intermodal shipments to recoup the network costs of returning empty containers from inland points to the West Coast to prepare for increases in pre-holiday volumes, according to two sources familiar with the operation.
CN (CNI) and CSX (CSX) a announce a new intermodal service offering between CN's greater Montreal & Southern Ontario areas, and the CSX-served ports of Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area.
rail carload and intermodal volumes, based on data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR)
IANA's roster of more than 1,000 corporate members includes railroads, ocean carriers, ports, intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers, intermodal marketing and logistic companies, and suppliers to the industry.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 30, 2019-Bison Transport Acquires Celadon Intermodal Assets
(OTC: CGIP) has divested its assets associated with its North American container on flat car intermodal operations (COFC Intermodal Division) in an all cash transaction to Canadian transportation company Bison Transport, the company said.
Yet, as this article will discuss, the development and growing use of intermodal facilities around the United States could play an important role in increasing the number of truck drivers on the road.
Global Banking News-October 9, 2018-Transplace acquires Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group for undisclosed amount
After a 13-year hiatus, Kansas City Southern hasofficially relaunched service at the Port of New Orleans.<br />In April, the port announced the new weekly intermodal service to Wylie, Texas, which is near a growing import market in Dallas.<br />Officials with the port, KCS and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad are set to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, commemorating the intermodal service between New Orleans and Dallas.
[USPRwire, Tue Apr 11 2017] Profit Tools the innovative leader in Intermodal Transportation Management System (TMS) software, today announced the company is offering a complimentary guide and consultation on how to comply with the Electronic Logging Device Mandate.
Lee, NH, March 31, 2016 --( Profit Tools, the innovative leader in Intermodal Transportation Management System (TMS) software, has announced that M&J Logistics and Eagle Intermodal have leveraged Profit Tools TMS solution to rapidly grow their businesses.