From Road to Rail, Save on Transportation Costs and Build Flexibility into Your Supply Chain
Leverage reliable access to capacity, leading technology, and 24/7 support from a trusted partner to get cost savings when shipping intermodal freight
Savings, Efficiency, and Reliability
If you ship freight long distances, Echo’s intermodal logistics solution offers great options for efficiency and cost savings. Intermodal moves your freight seamlessly between trucks, trains, and cargo ships, saving costs
and fuel for long-distance shipments, increasing supply chain flexibility, and providing the speed, reliability, and security to get your freight where it needs to be.
Why Ship with Echo?
Access Unmatched Capacity
As a certified IMC, our comprehensive intermodal network includes more than 100,000 dry-van and temperature-controlled containers. Our relationships with top North American intermodal providers bring you the best bundled rate, container availability, and capacity to easily ship anywhere in North America.
To provide you with real-time information and visibility on your shipment, we offer the state-of-the-art track and trace functionality you need to stay informed every step of the way.
Dedicated Experts 24/7
With more than two decades of intermodal experience, our team focuses on the details while never losing sight of your big picture goals. As a true partner, our intermodal experts excel at building relationships to reduce costs and increase efficiency for our clients.
Green and Clean
Intermodal trains can move one ton of freight 500 miles on a single gallon of gas—using less fuel and emitting less CO2 than trucks. Talk with Echo, an EPA SmartWay partner, about over-the-road alternatives that help protect the environment and simplify transportation.
An online retailer for computer hardware and consumer electronics, partnered with Echo to ensure their needs were met during a driver and equipment shortage.
Learn More About Echo’s Intermodal Solutions
Drayage Through Intermodal Shipping
Echo Intermodal has you covered with all your drayage needs. From inter-carrier drayage to shuttle drayage, we do it all.
International Shipping Made Easy
From customs brokers to distribution centers, we manage all the shipment demands cross-border requires to keep your freight moving.
Keep Your Freight Moving
Intermodal shipping utilizes multiple modes of transportation, meaning your shipment will always be moving, lowering total costs and travel time.
Seamlessly Move from Port to Truck
We simplify transportation, including transloading, to safely and efficiently get your shipments unloaded from port to truck.
Get Deliveries Quickly with Every Mode
Is your shipment time-sensitive? Our extensive network gets your shipment delivered on time with our expedited intermodal solution.
Shipping Container Options
- 53’ Container: The most common form of container seen in intermodal shipping, 53’ can hold up to 24 pallets, with a max weight of 43,000 lbs.
- 40’ Container: This container holds up to 21 pallets. Echo offers two variations, standard or high cube (one foot taller than standard).
- Refrigerated/Temp-Controlled: Nearly identical to a 53’ container, this option hauls frozen goods, protecting them from freezing or overheating during transit.
Fulfill Any Shipping Need With Multimodal Freight Services
Leverage our size, scale, and network to access unmatched capacity at competitive rates.
Less Than Truckload
Access more than 120 top-volume LTL carriers and more than $700 million in buying power.
Ensure freight stays in optimal condition with flexible, year-round temperature-controlled capacity.
Practice sustainability and avoid extra stops by consolidating smaller shipments on one temperature-controlled trailer.
Pay only for the space you need with access to 7,500+ partial truckload carriers and consolidators.
International Air & Ocean
Get your shipment to its destination no matter the distance with international partnerships.
Optimize small parcel shipping by analyzing your activity with our innovative technology.
Move any item anywhere with solutions for unique shape, size, or destination needs.
Easily ship freight into or out of Mexico with expert support.