Intermodal Insurance Coverage (container freight) Overview

Container freight on and off ships in port or on and off the railroads are described as intermodal, or multi-modal, freight. This freight is generally transported in containers which are boxes that are stacked on the boat or train. These boxes are loaded by crane and a chassis, with wheels,  is set under them for trucks to transport them to their various destinations. Intermodal insurance and port security requirements are established and monitored with the UIIA/IANA and Department of Homeland Security.