Multimodal Shipping

Fast, Reliable Transportation across All Modes

With our advanced industry knowledge, we will help you optimize multimodal shipping to drive value to your business.

When you have a complex supply chain that requires using two or more shipping modes, multimodal shipping can become a valuable solution. Multimodal transportation means combining several transportation modes like truck, rail, air, or ocean to deliver cargo to the final destination. This method often lets shippers save time and costs.

Multimodal shipping is a beneficial solution for shippers who regularly ship a large volume of freight over the same lane using a unified bill of lading, saving time and efforts on shipments. Shipping multimodal through a 3PL is a good strategy for large companies with complex supply chains.

What is the difference between intermodal and multimodal?

In multimodal shipping, all of the modes are handled under the single freight contract, even if there are multiple carriers responsible for each mode. This is the primary difference between multimodal and intermodal transportation since intermodal has separate contracts behind each carrier.

Benefits of Multimodal Shipping with PLS

EXPERIENCE
Multimodal shipping combined with our expertise and industry experience guarantee on-time deliveries. We recommend multimodal service when it is difficult to find the capacity to your destination or when a certain route or mode is too costly. With our experience, we will find a customized solution to move your freight.

GUARANTEED CAPACITY
With our vast carrier network, we can ensure you have guaranteed capacity across all modes. Whether it’s rail, ocean, truck, or air freight, we do our best to find cost-effective options that will serve your specific business needs.

COST SAVINGS
Choosing the best transportation mode is a crucial step in shrinking time and costs of moving freight between a shipper and a point of purchase. Multimodal can be a beneficial and cost-effective solutions for shipments that require using several transportation modes.

SERVICE COMBINATIONS

  • Truck
  • Rail
  • Barge
  • Vessel
  • Air

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Find the perfect carrier for every load through PLS’ extensive carrier network. With more than 45,000 qualified carriers, we secure capacity with the safest and most reliable trucking companies in the industry.
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Refrigerated Shipping

We know that if refrigerated shipments aren’t kept at their required temperature and aren’t monitored for timely transport, there are significant risks involved, both in terms of cost and safety.
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Specialized Shipping

We monitor your specialized freight shipments to ensure they are delivered to the destination on-time. If a disruption occurs, we will notify you in real-time so that you can alert your customers.

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We have one of the most extensive flatbed trucking networks in the industry, allowing us to secure the capacity necessary to handle all of your flatbed shipping needs.
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