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What is intermodal transportation & how is it shaping the future of logistics?

Source: MAERSK Intermodal transportation is a popular term in logistics these days, having come full circle from the days of its first use all the way back in the 1780s. While the initial conception of intermodal transportation utilized horse-drawn carriages and soon lost popularity because of impracticality, the modern version is quickly becoming a critical component of supply chains all over the world due to its numerous advantages. Read on to learn why intermodal logistics might just be the most important development in logistics since the horse-drawn carriage. The definition of intermodal Intermodal transportation is the process of moving cargo using multiple methods of transportation including trains, trucks, ships and airplanes, without requiring additional handling of the cargo when changing modes of transport. This is made possible through the use of standardised containers, which allow easy transfer from one transport mode to another. For example, an intermodal shipment could be loaded onto a truck, passed off to a railway station, taken to a port and loaded onto a barge, eventually making its way to the destination country without ever changing containers. This would all happen with just a single customs inspection en-route. For imported goods, the opposite route works just

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Project launched to create Hydrogen Highway from Scotland to Rotterdam

An international consortium is launching a study to transport hydrogen in the form of a LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier) from Scotland to Rotterdam. Scotland’s ambition is to produce 5 GW of hydrogen by 2030. The European Union wants to import around 10 GW by 2030. Source: Port of Rotterdam The Net Zero Technology Centre and ERM have today (14 December 2022) announced the launch of the Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) for Hydrogen Transport from Scotland (LHyTS) project, which will play a key role in the export of hydrogen from Scotland to Rotterdam. The LHyTS project seeks to demonstrate that LOHC, in the form of methylcyclohexane (MCH), can be successfully transported at scale, providing an export route to the Port of Rotterdam and other European destinations. The project will be delivered by a diverse, international consortium, including Axens, Chiyoda, EnQuest, ERM, Koole Terminals, Port of Rotterdam, Scottish Government, Shetland Islands Council, Storegga and the Net Zero Technology Centre. The partners will work together undertaking engineering studies targeted at developing a pilot project as a precursor to large scale export.  Hydrogen will facilitate various decarbonisation applications. The project aligns with Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Policy Statement, which aims to deliver 5GW

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