What is Intermodal Transport?

Intermodal transport combines different modes of transportation to move your freight smoothly and safely. From loading standardized cargo carriers to seamless transfers between trucks, trains, and ships, we ensure a hassle-free transport process, ensuring your cargo always arrives on time and in optimal condition.

Difference Between Intermodal and Multimodal Transport

Intermodal transport uses consistent cargo carriers throughout the entire transport, making it ideal for bulk goods and (sea) containers. This means less chance of damage or loss of cargo. On the other hand, multimodal transport offers flexibility for transporting fresh products, allowing goods to be transferred between different modes of transport to receive special handling and maintain freshness.   

How Does Intermodal Transport Work?

It starts with loading the goods into a standardized cargo carrier, such as a (sea) container or swap body. These loading units are then transferred between different transportation modes, such as trucks, trains, and ships, without unloading the cargo. This ensures a streamlined transport process. 

At DLG we are specialized in conditioned intermodal transport.

Benefits of Intermodal Transport


Intermodal transport by DLG offers the following benefits:

  • Efficient: By combining different modes of transport, we always find the most optimal route to save time and costs.
  • Reliable: With our streamlined transport process, you can trust that your cargo will arrive safely and on time at its destination.
  • Flexible: Whether it’s bulk goods, (sea) containers, or other cargo, our intermodal transport offers flexibility to meet your specific needs, always thinking along with you.

Sustainability of Intermodal Transport

Intermodal transport helps reduce traffic congestion and CO2 emissions, making it better for the environment. Additionally, we alleviate road traffic by shifting part of the transport to rail and waterways. This contributes to a cleaner and more livable environment while simultaneously improving transport efficiency.

International Transport Across Europe

With our intermodal transport, we move your goods across Europe. Whether it’s import or export shipments, our experienced team ensures smooth and efficient handling of your freight. Visit our international transport page for more information about our services and capabilities. 

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Intermodal goods transport is the transport method that meets all your needs

Transparency with Track & Trace

Our Track & Trace system gives you real-time access to the location of your container, as well as important information about the status of your cargo. Whether your goods are transported by truck, ship, or train, our tracking system always keeps you in control, allowing you to manage your logistics processes effectively. With DLG, you always stay one step ahead of your transport needs.

Optimization by the Control Tower

At DLG, our control tower is the key to a smooth transport process. Here, all your logistics data come together and are optimized. Together, we find solutions to any problems, making your transport even more reliable. Ready to take your logistics to the next level? Contact us today!

Want to know more about intermodal transport? 

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We’re pioneers here at DLG, which means we’re specialists in conditioned intermodal transport. This approach means we can provide efficient shipping of temperature-sensitive goods. By doing so, we cut CO2 emissions, reduce the burden on the road network and make transport itself more flexible. Get in touch if you want to know more about intermodal transport.

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