Transport Topics Online  
The Newspaper of Trucking and Freight Transportation
Welcome  Guest  Log In         
5/5/2014 10:25:00 AM Write a Letter to the Editor Write a letter to the Editor

Intermodal Shipments Rise 2.6%, IANA Reports

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Intermodal Association of North America said that intermodal volume in the first quarter rose 2.6% in spite of winter weather that slowed economic activity.

The trade group said shipments totaled 3.77 million, including virtually identical amounts of domestic and international freight. In total domestic shipments rose 4.1% to 1,886,188 while international totaled 1,891,266, a rise of 1.1% on a year-over-year basis.

“Severe weather during the first quarter impacted the entire transportation network,” said Joni Casey, president and CEO of IANA. “But despite these challenges, intermodal volumes showed modest growth, led by gains in trailer movements particularly in some of the regions that were hardest hit by winter, such as the Northeast and Eastern Canada.”

The trade group also said that international intermodal was volatile in the quarter, rising 8.5% in March after declining in the prior two months.

Trailer shipments that accounted for about 11% of total volume rose the fastest at 7.5%.

By Transport Topics

Follow Transport Topics on Subscribe to get up to the minute news briefs and more from our feeds. RSS Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook

© 2014, Transport Topics, American Trucking Associations Inc.
Reproduction, redistribution, display or rebroadcast by any means without written permission is prohibited.



Follow Us


This free daily newsletter delivers the latest headlines.

TT Executive Suite
This subscriber-only newsletter program tailors your news.



© American Trucking Associations, Inc., All Rights Reserved Privacy Statement