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Intermodal Continues Slide in Q 1

Intermodal Continues Slide in Q 1

April 28, 2022
While international volumes were down due to supply chain issues, domestic volumes gained.

In the Intermodal Association of North America’s most recent report, released on April 27, total intermodal volumes fell 6.6%year-over-year in the first quarter of 2022.

Domestic shipments held positive ground at 5.2% growth, while international containers dropped 15.5% and trailers, 12.8%.

“Supply chain issues continued to impact volumes in the first quarter, especially on the international side,” said Joni Casey, CEO of IANA, in a statement. “On the other hand, domestic containers stood out for a respectable year-over-year gain. Higher levels of transloading are primarily responsible for this trend.”

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

  • South Central-Southwest- down 15.3%
  • Intra-Southeast down 14.6%
  • Trans-Canada corridor down 13.4%
  • Midwest-Southwest down 8.7%
  • Midwest-Northwest down 7.3%
  • Northeast-Midwest down 2.5%
  • Southeast-Southwest down 0.8%

Total IMC volume rose 10.8% year-over-year in Q1, with intermodal traffic up 0.9% and highway loads up 16.7%.

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