Intermodal

By LM Staff · February 24, 2017
Carloads increased 7.6 percent annually to 263,620, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 6 percent annual increase to 267,503.
By Patrick Burnson · February 22, 2017
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) examined the rise of e-commerce and the future of expedited intermodal at its last annual conference, and will likely address the issue in greater detail throughout the year.
By Jeff Berman · February 17, 2017
Carloads headed up 3.9 percent to 253,670, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 1.5 percent annually to 264,761.
By Jeff Berman · February 16, 2017
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the ICI was 6.98, which was ahead of November’s 5.0 and October’s 5.26, with FTR noting that intermodal finished 2016 with decent momentum. And it added that the ICI is expected to see gains in the coming months as a result of what it called a robust rate environment, while cautioning there are also some tailwinds in the form of potential trade policy changes issued by the White House.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2017
Carloads were up 11.7 percent at 269,994, and intermodal container and trailers rose 3.3 percent annually to 271,480.
By LM Staff · February 6, 2017
U.S. carload traffic was up 2.9 percent, or 28,341 carloads, annually, and on the intermodal side, U.S. container and trailer movements in January were down 1.8 percent, or 18,553 units.
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By LM Staff · December 22, 2016
Carloads dropped 2.8 percent annually to 254,700, which was below the week ending December 10 at 259,058, and the week ending December 3 at 274,329.
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2016
For October, the most recent month for which data is available, the ICI headed up to 5.26 from 4.95 in September. FTR said this increase points to what it called continued moderately favorable conditions affecting the intermodal segment, adding that while the pace of intermodal growth is down annually, signs of mild improvement are intact.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2016
Total third quarter invoice revenue for all TIA member study participants—at around $2.19 billion—was down 11 percent annually, and total shipments—at 1,272,945—decreased 4.3 percent. The average invoice per shipment of $1,722 fell 7.4 percent, with profit margin percentage up 90 basis points to 15.8 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 28, 2016
IANA President and CEO Joni Casey said that decreases in ISO volumes have hit all North American markets, while most of those same regions continue to see domestic volume growth.
By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2016
Carloads were down 6.1 percent annually at 262,702, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 2.2 percent annually at 269,234.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2016
Annual declines for both United States rail carload and intermodal volumes remained intact for the month of September and the week ending October 1, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
A downward trending month for the intermodal sector was fully reflected in the most recent edition of the Intermodal Conditions Index (ICI) issued by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR this week.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Carloads fell 6 percent to 252,627, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 4.8 percent compared to the same week last year at 230,267.

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