The next segment named “Factors determining the growth of the intermodal transport” covers the hindrances in the growth of the intermodal transport system and their direct influence on the economy associated with it. Along with these, a few recommendations for the resolution of the problem are also suggested. The conclusion suggests a measure for the growth and development of the sector and once again reminds the key points in a tone of summation.
With the advancement of technology and development of science, there have been relentless attempts among individuals and institutions from every corner of the globe to come closer to each other. Transport system plays a key role in this plunge. An attempt to develop the transport system is not a very recent phenomenon. This effort has been taken by human civilization since ages. With the passage of time the up - gradation in transport system has served the mankind. From land to sea and from sea to the sky, this journey in the growth of mode of transport system has resulted into immaculate revolution in the area of trade and commerce as well as human lives.
Intermodal transport system dates back to eighteenth century and pre - dates the exclusive use of railways as the mode of freight transport. Intermodal transport is a huge umbrella term and within its periphery encompasses various facets of freight transport enabled by both land as well as sea. It includes transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle. This system enables multiple mode of freight transportation by rail, ship and truck. The method involves reduction of cargo handling, thereby reducing damages and losses which allow faster transportation of the freight. Focusing on the basic advantage of the intermodal transport system, it could be summed up that cost reduction over road trucking is the key advantage in the intercontinental use and the time consumption of the process more