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Intermodal Volumes Tumble in Q4
Intermodal Volumes Tumble in Q4
Intermodal Volumes Tumble in Q4
Intermodal Volumes Tumble in Q4
Intermodal Volumes Tumble in Q4

Intermodal Volumes Tumble in Q4

Feb. 2, 2022
Intermodal Associaton of North America reporters that international containers fell 16.2%, while trailers fell 10.9%.

A new report released on Jan. 31, from the Intermodal Associaton of North America reported that total intermodal volumes fell 9.8% year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2021.

All market segments showed declines:

  • international containers at 16.2%;
  • trailers, 10.9 percent; and
  • domestic shipments, 2.4 percent.

“Although Q4 volumes were down, intermodal loads grew during 2021, albeit at a much slower rate than the previous year,” said Joni Casey, president and CEO of IAN, in a staement. “Performance continues to be affected by the virus, as well as network congestion and the intermittent scarcity of equipment and labor.”

The seven highest-density trade corridors, which collectively handled more than 60% of total volume, were all down in the fourth quarter.

Looking at the specific corridors the report found:

  • The Trans-Canada corridor was down 21.%
  • The South Central-Southwest corridor was down 14.7%
  • The  Midwest-Southwest corridor was down 13.,3%
  • The Intra-Southeast corridor was down 11.1%
  • The Southeast-Southwest corridor was down 9.9%
  • The Northeast-Midwest corridor was down 3.8%
  • The Midwest-Northwest corridor was down 1.4%.

Total IMC volume rose 8.1% year-over-year in Q4, with intermodal down 7.3% and highway loads up 18.1%.

However, intermodal traffic rose, in total, 3.6% for the year.    

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