How can the growth of multimodal transportation be explained?
Over the latest years, multimodal transportation has grown essential for a number of reasons, including:
- The growing separation between the locations of demand and supply : it is currently fairly typical for manufacturing facilities to be situated in nations with cheap cost of production, like China, even when the final consumer lives in Europe or America.
- The development of all containers, which nowadays is among the primary loading units. First ever containers have been created in the 1960s. The container's ability to be loaded into a ship, rail, or truck is a benefit.
Advantages of multimodal transit
There are many advantages to multimodal freight:
- By selecting the most cost-effective option, businesses may significantly lower their transportation expenses. In particular, maritime and train freight are preferred over vast distances since they are highly affordable forms of transportation.
- That's a very safe form of transportation. The danger of accidents, damage, and theft is significantly reduced since the containers are moved without causing no rupture in the weight (the items do not migrate from the container).
- Multimodal transportation is a practical substitute for driving. Multimodal transportation promotes the adoption of less-polluting forms of transportation than vehicles, which helps the logistics industry cut back on CO2 emissions. Intermodal transportation is expected to reduce the volume of vehicles on French roads by one million, the amount of CO2 emitted by one million tons, and the proportion of Pollutant emissions relative to road freight to approximately 85%.