Acting as gateways to the global economy, intermodal facilities need to handle the evolving modes and flows of supply and distribution across rail, ships and trucks. To facilitate efficiencies, practical and sustainable intermodal solutions are needed.

Redefining Transportation

Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of containerised freight in multiple modes (rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing modes. This reduces cargo handling, improves security, reduces damage and loss, and accelerates freight delivery.


WSP understands the challenges associated with the growth in intermodal traffic as more shippers embrace this freight model. Port facility developers need efficient and expandable terminal layouts whereas intermodal transportation developers need cutting-edge logistics and operational improvements to accommodate efficient and rapid transfer of cargo between modes.


We have a proven track record in upgrading intermodal terminals. With our planning and engineering/design expertise, our teams can assess, plan, and develop intermodal terminals to accommodate a wide range of rail and trucking users while providing rapid access to warehousing and logistics providers.


In addition, our services extend to the infrastructure and activities that interface with ports including:

  • Landside transport and distribution of goods
  • Logistics services
  • Supply chain services 
  • Automated information systems


The planning and design of these types of terminals requires the right mix of ports, roads and highways and rail talent.