Intermodal distribution – The flexible alternative


The geographic extent of the market that is serviced by any industrial gas supplier has historically been limited by the cost of transport and the thermal efficiency of cryogenic road tankers, to minimise the loss of product in transit.

Economic and environmental factors make road transport increasingly undesirable for destinations further than 600km, according to some sources.

Infrastructure and capacity for intermodal distribution, however, extends across continental Europe and across the Mediterranean, into North Africa and the Middle East.

What does ‘intermodal’ mean?
Intermodal freight transport is based on the use of containers or vehicles that can be transferred between two or more modes of transport without any handling of the goods or material, in order to move a shipment from origin to destination faster, with greater security or at reduced cost.

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