Reasons for inter-modal transportation

To attain flexibility where the weaknesses of one mode are overcome strengths of the other.

  1. To minimize transportation costs especially over long distances
  2. To overcome geographical and physical barriers
  3. To break bulk (goods that arrive in containers need to be broken down in small units for easy transportation).
  4. To maintain the customers like the one who need provision of door-to-door services.
  5. To promote economic growth applying the mode of transport suitable to each section of the journey.
  6. To control environmental pollution reducing energy consumption.
  7. Reduced congestion and the burden on over stressed infrastructure.

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