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Intermodal container

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Transport truck and intermodal shipping container.

Intermodal containers are standard sized industrial cargo containers that are designed to be transhipped from one mode of transport to another.[1]

Specialized container ships can carry cargo entirely composed of thousands of containers.[1] They must be unloaded in special container ports, where the cargo is cargo is then loaded onto railway flatcars, large transport trucks, or canal barges.