Intermodal Dipped 11.9% in 2nd Quarter

Intermodal traffic was down 11.9 percent in the second quarter compared with the same period of 2019 the Intermodal Association of North American reported this week.

The trade group attributed the decline largely to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There was a 15.4 percent drop in international shipments while domestic containers fell by 7 percent and trailers by 14 percent.

“Second-quarter results showed the full impact of the economic downturn attributed to COVID-19,” said IANA President Joni Casey in a statement.

“Slowing imports and declining diesel prices affected both international and domestic volumes. We anticipate that the Q2 drop off should be a floor going forward.”

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