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The Future of Intermodal Freight

Transportation of Goods By Ship, Truck or Train

How important is intermodal freight to our economy and to our way of life?

Just look around you. Many of the everyday things in your house, office or car such as clothes, computers, cell phones or children’s toys – most likely these items have traveled around the world or the country before reaching you.  Everything from what stocks the shelves of your local store to the prices you pay is affected by the journey that these goods and products take to get to you. Businesses depend on intermodal transportation to provide consumers with prompt delivery and affordable prices. Freight railroads are investing heavily to meet the intermodal demands of tomorrow.

Businesses depend on intermodal transportation to provide consumers with prompt delivery and affordable prices.

So, what is intermodal?

It’s simply the movement of freight across multiple modes of transportation—think truck, train and cargo ships. Intermodal transportation has been a singular force in creating the globalized economy that we know today.

Serving Customers and Consumers

Railroads’ intermodal investments don’t just benefit their customers—they improve the entire transportation network by helping trucks and maritime do what they do best. When the entire transportation network runs efficiently, the savings are often reflected in lower prices paid by consumers.
“What intermodal really does is take advantage of the best potentials of all the modes of transportation,” said Anthony Hatch, an independent transportation analyst. “It gives shippers the flexibility of trucks, the economy of scale of freight rail and the global reach of maritime.”

Trucking companies agree. As railroads invest in infrastructure and enhanced technology, the result is that these investments help enable goods to flow more smoothly and quickly,  allowing the trucking industry to move more produce with the same number of trucks on the road.

As freight railroads continue to invest heavily to prepare for evolving market needs, the whole transportation industry is better able to provide solutions to customers’ challenges —whether by ship, truck or train.

Source: original article AAR Future of Intermodal Freight

Trucking & Transportation Logistics

New SMTFL website is live!

We are happy and proud to announce that our newly redesigned website is LIVE!

Although we have been around for over 30 years, we are constantly looking for ways to grow and improve and sometimes reinvent ourselves. That is just what we have done. We have a new logo, a new website, a new vision and newly expanded services to provide our clients with everything they need in one place.

Our services include:

RAIL INTERMODAL
SMT’s intermodal solutions provide shippers the financial and efficiency benefits of combining truck and rail transport. Our value to shippers is our ability to store, move and deliver goods on-time, every time.

FLATBED STEP DECK & SPECIALIZED
Seville Material Transfer has the experience, dedication and equipment you need to handle specialized and heavy haul transport via flatbeds, step decks, double drops, extendables, multi-axles, lowboys, RGN units and more.

TRUCKLOAD VAN
SMT provides safe, on-time, claim-free transport at a cost-effective price. We serve all of the major gateways and provide safe, dependable delivery nationwide.

SPECIALIZED / HEAVY HAUL
Seville Material Transfer has the experience, dedication and equipment you need to handle specialized and heavy haul transport via flatbeds, step decks, double drops, extendables, multi-axles, lowboys, RGN units and more.

ON-SITE INDOOR STORAGE
For added convenience for our customers, we offer ample indoor storage space.
Our Seville facility offers 21,000 S. F.  of enclosed storage and our Connecticut facility provides 12,000 S.F. of indoor storage.

ON-SITE OUTDOOR STORAGE
We also store inventory and arrange truck transportation—which is especially convenient for our customers.
Our Seville facility offers 20 acres of outdoor storage and our Connecticut facility provides 10 acres of outdoor storage.

This is all just part our commitment to provide the very best service while transporting cargo from ‘rail to truck to you’.

Give us a call or fill out a request for to find out more how we can help you with your transportation needs.