When it comes to intermodal transport in Alberta, FMi Logistics Inc. is a name you can trust to ensure the smooth transition of your goods from one location to another. Whether traveling via rail, ship or truck, intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle with similar enough handling characteristics that it doesn’t require the freight to be handled when changing modes of transportation.
Because you virtually eliminate the need for cargo handling using this method of transportation, it also reduces the likelihood that the freight will be damaged or lost during transport. This results in fewer claims, while also allowing for faster transportation. Because today’s savvy shippers are constantly on the lookout for ways to cut costs and improve their service for their customers, intermodal freight services have become an extremely popular means of transport.
Intermodal transport is ideal for the transportation of imports, exports and cross-continental shipments, and thus the need for it is rising. There are many benefits of using intermodal transport in Alberta and beyond. Not only are intermodal freight services usually more reliable and a safer method of transport, but they also usually have lower rates and handling costs, as well as the opportunity for streamlined reverse logistics. You’re also given more direct access to the equipment and transit schedules involved for your peace of mind.
Intermodal transport also helps shippers to be more environmentally conscious by reducing their overall carbon footprint, as trains emit far less carbon dioxide to travel when compared to trucks. Shipping via rail is thought to be a lot safer than other shipping methods, as railroad police monitor intermodal transportation and there’s also the possibility of adding a GPS tracker to decrease the likelihood that your freight will be lost. Intermodal transport allows for route changes and less time spent on the highway, which results in less noise pollution, less traffic and customs processes on the highway, fixed departure schedules and more reliable delivery time notifications in the end.
Does your company need intermodal transport in Alberta? Contact FMi Logistics Inc. today to request a quote from one of Canada’s most respected names when it comes to reliable freight shippers. We take immense pride in providing personalized attention for every client and in delivering exceptional logistics and freight delivery at competitive pricing. Whether you need commercial freight management, warehousing, logistics, supply chain services or intermodal freight services around the globe, the choice is clear. You need FMi in your corner. Call us today to find out how we can be of assistance to your operation!