Intermodal rail—a transportation mode choice that was to take trucks off the road—is slowing down. Where is it heading? Over several decades, the premise was that railroad intermodal trailer on flat cars (TOFC) and containers mostly on double-stacked well cars (COFC) would grow in volume and therefore reduce highway truck congestion.
U.S. domestic container volume rose 5.1% in the third quarter, outdoing a 4.7% advance by international container volume during the period, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.
North American intermodal rail volume continues to notch gains across the board, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported in its Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report.
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and the Association of American Railroads (AAR) will jointly offer educational sessions highlighting intermodal’s significant and growing role in railroads’ transportation mix, beginning with this year’s Intermodal EXPO 2014.
North American intermodal growth continued uninterrupted in the first quarter of 2014, but unexpectedly was driven largely by growth in trailer traffic, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Domestic container volume continued to grow during the second quarter of 2013, up 9% measured against the comparable quarter in 2012, the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) said Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.