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Intermodal Volumes Fall in Q1
Intermodal Volumes Fall in Q1
Intermodal Volumes Fall in Q1
Intermodal Volumes Fall in Q1
Intermodal Volumes Fall in Q1

Intermodal Volumes Fall in Q1

May 1, 2023
All segments showed declines: domestic containers, 5.8%; international containers, 8.8%; and trailers, 28.8%

A new report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) found that total intermodal volumes fell 8.6%year-over-year in the first quarter of 2023.

All segments showed declines: domestic containers,-5.8%; international containers, 8.8%; and trailers, 28.8%.        

“Falling consumer demand for goods and related import declines have impacted intermodal volumes,” said Joni Casey, CEO of IANA, in a statement. “Conversely, network fluidity and equipment availability continue to recover, so we are well-positioned for growth over the ensuing months.”

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

Other corridors deficits are as follows:

  •  South Central-Southwest-- 19.2% 
  • Southeast-Southwest -- 16% 
  • Midwest-Southwest -- 9.2%
  • Midwest-Northwest -- 7.8%
  • Northeast-Midwest -- 7.8%
  • Intra-Southeast -- 5.4%
  • Trans-Canada corridor-- 1.2%

Total IMC volume fell 34.8% year-over-year in Q1, with intermodal traffic down 17.7% and highway loads down 43.5%.

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