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There is a nostalgic romanticism attached to railroads, given their status as the first continental mass transit system for passengers and freight. But in the 21st century, rail transport is still a popular option for international trade. Standard gauge and broad gauge rail systems interconnect major cities throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, Asia and parts of Africa. While rail transport lacks the route flexibility and door-to-door convenience of trucks, it remains a thriving industry due to cost efficiency benefits, and its environmental friendliness compared to other transport options. More than 40% of freight within the U.S. is moved by railroads.

IMCs are an integral part of the process of moving intermodal shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

The Secret Behind Asset-Based Intermodal Providers

IMCs Aren’t Just Another Broker

As we talk to shippers across North America on the merits of intermodal, we continue to hear “you are just another broker” that does not have assets. Well, we’re here to shout from the rooftop that a true intermodal marketing company (IMC) is not “just another broker” moving another company’s assets, but an advocate for… Read More

Difficulties in reducing carbon emissions from transportation of shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

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