Intermodal ‘Challenged’ in 2Q23: IANA

For second-quarter 2023, total intermodal volumes dropped 10.4% from the prior-year period, according to the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Intermodal Quarterly Report. However, “anticipated volume growth” is lifting the 2023 outlook, the association noted.

BNSF President and Chief Executive Officer Katie M. Farmer (BNSF Photograph)

IANA Honoring Farmer for Intermodal Achievement

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) will present BNSF President and CEO Katie Farmer with its 2023 Silver Kingpin Award at the Intermodal EXPO, to be held Sept. 11-13 in Long Beach, Calif.

‘Intermodal Seeks Solid Footing’ in 1Q23: IANA

Low freight demand weakened intermodal volumes in 2023’s first quarter, as total volumes fell 8.6% year-over-year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America Intermodal Quarterly Report. All segments showed declines: domestic

Coree Cuff Lonergan, Broward County (Fla.) Transportation Department (left); Rob Cannizzaro, Intermodal Association of North America (center); and Frank White III, Kansas City (Mo.) Area Transportation Authority.

People News: BCTD, IANA, KCATA

Coree Cuff Lonergan is joining the Broward County (Fla.) Transportation Department (BCTD) as Director of Transportation/General Manager. Also, Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has appointed Ryan Houfek as At-Large Director and Rob Cannizzaro as Chief Operating Officer; and Kansas City (Mo.) Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has named Frank White III President and CEO.

LRW presented Trinity Industries, Inc., President and CEO Jean Savage with the 2022 Railway Woman of the Year award at the 2023 NRC-REMSA Exhibition Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. (Photograph Courtesy of LRW via LinkedIn)

People News: STB, LRW, IANA

Karen J. Hedlund has been designated Vice Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board (STB). Also, the League of Railway Women (LRW) named Trinity Industries, Inc. President and CEO Jean Savage 2022 Railway Woman of the Year; and the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) has installed its 2023 Board of Directors and Officers.

Third-quarter 2022 chart from Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) Intermodal Quarterly report.

IANA: 3Q22 Trailer Traffic Down, Containers Up

Third-quarter 2022 total intermodal volumes fell 1.0% year-over-year based on a 27.7% decline in intermodal trailer traffic, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) Intermodal Quarterly report. Domestic containers and international containers were up 1.5% and 0.1%, respectively.

IANA Chairman Dr. Noel Hacegaba (left) on Sept. 12 presented the association’s 2022 Silver Kingpin Award to Tiger Cool Express Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder Ted Prince. (Photograph Courtesy of IANA)

IANA Presents Silver Kingpin, Chairman, Intermodal Achievement Awards

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) recognized Ted Prince of Tiger Cool Express, Jim Newsome of the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) for their industry service during Intermodal EXPO 2022, held Sept. 12-14 in Long Beach, Calif.

Intermodal Briefs: IANA, Istmo

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reports the decline in intermodal volumes slowed in second-quarter 2022. Also, Istmo Energy has commenced operations at its Pecos-East Rail Terminal in Texas.

IANA: ‘Volume Loss is Relative’

Third-quarter 2021 total intermodal volumes fell 2.9% year-over-year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Quarterly report. International containers gained a slight 0.9% from 2020, but domestic shipments feel 5.7%, with trailers registering the steepest decline, 11.2%.

IANA Announces Academic Challenge Co-Honorees

The Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) 2021 Academic Challenge resulted in a tie; undergraduate teams from the University of Maryland and the University of North Texas shared the win.

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