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Relating to transportation by more than one means of conveyance, as by truck and rail: intermodal transport.


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


(ˌɪn tərˈmoʊd l)

pertaining to transportation involving more than one form of carrier, as truck, ship, and rail.


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.
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Intermodal transport has grown over the past two decades in Europe and America.
Replacing a veteran employee: Matthews will replace Paul Bergant, the current president of intermodal and chief marketing officer, who is retiring at the end of the year.
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However, there has been an increased focus on the development of intermodal transportation.
But in terms of an intermodal facility for containers (a terminal), we don't see that as an economically feasible concept.
But amidst that well-deserved congratulatory toasts we need to avoid becoming "Battery Centric" to the point where we begin to ignore the key intermodal transportation hubs throughout the city that will help determine whether New York remains an economically vibrant center of commerce far into the future.