Multimodal transportation involves more than one mode. In intermodal transportation you can move the container between different modes without needing to unpack/reload the contents.

Rail-to-truck or truck-to-rail is the most common form of intermodal transportation. Your beverages move by truck for the first and last miles and by rail for the majority of the journey.

The most common types of intermodal containers come in two sizes, twenty foot and forty foot. They are suitable for bottled wine and, if you are bulk shipping liquids, a flexitank can be placed inside them too. Other types of container include refrigerated containers and insulated containers which are recommended for protecting sensitive products like wine from the risks of temperature and humidity.

A terminal is a space or location specifically designed for the loading or unloading of cargo into or out of a vehicle or vessel for transport.