Container and Freight Transport – Role in Supply and Distribution Chain

Intermodal freight transport dates back to the 1700s. Today, Container transport and freight transport plays a significant role in the supply and distribution chain. However there are certain challenges faced by container and freight transport which we will discuss below.

There is a large focus on environmentally friendly solutions in the container transport industry. With large investments in infrastructure development, road and rail networks are extended and becoming more sophisticated. As a result freight transport is gaining ground over traditional road transport.

There is an increased demand of container transport and freight transport from two key sectors i.e. the automotive and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods). There is also a large focus on consolidated shipments and group age consignments. With an integrated and flexible IT systems, container transport offers real time information across the supply chain to meet new demands and improve overall customer satisfaction.