Intermodal transportation involves transporting products using a combination of transport modes, without needing to unload/reload the container. A container can be transported by truck to a sea port, drive onto a vessel and then drive off again. This type of intermodal transport is referred to as Ro-Ro - roll on to a vessel - roll off of a vessel.

Intermodal shipping relies on standardized containers with specific weight and size limits. These limits vary depending on the transport mode, container size and country regulations. In the United States, the maximum weight for a 53-foot domestic intermodal container is 80,000 pounds.

The use of standardized containers and the limited handling of freight minimizes the risk of damage or loss during transportation.

A logistics provider, like Hillebrand Gori, is an expert in logistics and can provide valuable assistance in determining the best intermodal solution. They can also handle all the necessary arrangements and coordination between different transport modes.