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Intermodal Slows, Declining in Second Quarter

Intermodal Slows, Declining in Second Quarter

Aug. 9, 2022
However, domestic shipments held positive ground at 4% growth.

In the second quarter of 2022, total intermodal volumes fell 4.3% year-over-year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Quarterly report.

Domestic shipments held positive ground at 4% growth, while international containers dropped 8.4% and trailers, 25.2%.   

“Despite this quarter’s losses, it was an improved picture relative to the first quarter,” said Joni Casey,  CEO of IANA, in a statement. “Q2 volumes exceeded Q1 by 7.4%.”

The seven highest-density trade corridors, which collectively handled more than 60% of total volume, were all down in the second quarter.  Broken out by region is the following:

  • -The Midwest-Northwest led the losses with a 20.1%decline
  • - South Central-Southwest at 14.5%
  • - Intra-Southeast dropped 7.8%
  • - Southeast-Southwest dropped 5.5%
  • -Midwest-Southwest dropped 5.3%
  • - Northeast-Midwest dipped 3.1%
  • -Trans-Canada corridor held losses to 2.2%.

Total IMC volume rose 1.3% year-over-year in Q2, with intermodal traffic down 7.4% and highway loads, two-thirds of total IMC volume, up 6.3%.

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