The Branch is responsible for the monitoring and promotion of intermodal freight in Canada. This involves the ongoing consultation with stakeholders and users of the system to identify barriers and optimize efficiency. The primary focus is on the seamless interface of transfer points between modes of transportation in a safe, secure, sustainable and efficient manner.
Intermodal freight is the movement of freight by more than one mode of transportation. Today, a significant amount of freight involves multiple modes of transportation. For example, import goods arriving at a major container terminal would use 2-3 modes of transportation (e.g. marine, rail, and trucking).
The Branch works closely with colleagues within Transport Canada as well as other government departments and provincial governments on intermodal freight transportation policy issues.
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