Intermodal Volume Down in 2nd Quarter

Intermodal volume during the second quarter of 2022 declined by 4.3 percent the Intermodal Association of North America reported this week.

IANA said the second quarter volume was 4,630,400 units. The percentage comparison is with a year ago in the second quarter of 2021.

Domestic container volume was up 4 percent to 2,098,606 units but international container traffic dipped 8.4 percent to 2,301,617 units. The number of trailers fell 25.2 percent to 230,177 units.

In a statement, IANA CEO Joni Casey sought to put a positive spin on the numbers, saying the losses were an improvement “relative to the first quarter.” She said second quarter volumes exceeded those of the first quarter by 7.4 percent.

IANA said the seven highest-density trade corridors all posted losses in the second quarter.

This included the Midwest-Northwest corridor at 20.1 percent, the South Central-Southwest corridor at 14.5 percent, the Intra-Southeast at 7.8 percent, the Southeast-Southwest at 5.5 percent and the Midwest-Southwest at 5.3 percent, respectively.

The Northeast-Midwest corridor posted a 3.1 percent decrease and the Trans-Canada corridor saw volumes fall by 2.2 percent.

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