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Conventionally, the transport system was segmented and un-integrated due to competition. There by, each mode sought to exploit its own advantages in terms of cost, service, reliability and safety. The transportation systems having several modes can be considered from two different Ways:

» Intermodal Transportation Network

It is a logistically linked system that uses two or more transport modes with a single rate. However, it is ensured that the modes have common handling characteristics, permitting easy transfer of the freight (or people) during a movement between an origin and a destination.

» Multimodal Transportation Network

In this, there is a set of transport modes that offers connections between origin and destination point. Here although intermodal transportation is possible, it does not necessarily occur. In order to take goods; household, office or commercial, from one place to another, the moving and packing companies present a wide number of options to the customers worldwide. The choice of the transportation mode depends on several factors like: the weight and volume of the goods, timeliness, budget, legal guidelines etc.

» Common mode of transportation are:

  • Air Freight Containers: These containers have particular standards of construction. The larger air freight containers are fitted with skids for ease in moving with a forklift.

  • Steamship Containers: Resembling motor freight trailers, steamship containers are mainly manufactured using good quality steel.These containers can only be used by ocean carriers and are not be fit for storage purposes.

  • Trailers: Useful in rail as well as road transportation, truck trailers are used for moving freight. This arrangement is called "piggyback"

  • Lift Van: Used for storage as well as transportation. Lift-vans are usually lined with water-resistant paper and may be caulked as necessary to keep the goods dry. They also offer the advantage of easy inspection for custom clearance.

  • Tempos: A popular mode of surface transportation, tempos are much in use by the moving and packing agencies. They offer the convenience of door to door pick up and delivery.

  • Mini Trucks: Spacious, fast and easy to handle, mini trucks also offer a good transportation option in the surface travel facility. These might display car-like features like two-toned seats, clear instrument cluster, utility trays, magazine pockets, twin-blade, twin-speed wipers and combination switches.

  • Containers: Containers are used worldwide for the moving and packing purpose as containerization allows the mechanized handling of cargoes of diverse types and dimensions, that are placed into boxes of standard dimensions. The usage of containers shows the complementarity between freight transportation modes by offering a higher fluidity to movements and a standardization of loads.
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