Intermodal Association of North America

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

Industry to USDOT: Use IIJA Funds to Address Supply Chain Issues

Nearly 60 transportation, manufacturing and construction industry groups are calling on U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to “dedicate as much as allowable by law in discretionary grants for FY 2022 to support projects that will facilitate and ease the movement of goods.”

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%.

Insights From IANA Expo2021

With lingering concerns about COVID-19 infections, this year’s attendance at the Sept. 12-14 Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Expo2021 conference in Long Beach, Calif., was relatively low when compared to the association’s past events. But those participating—3PLs, shippers, railroads, truckers, maritime ship operators, ports and various containerization suppliers—were energized about the multi-modal trade with containers, and the presentation sessions offered meaningful metrics and give-and-take dialogue. And yes, equipment, technology, and various intermodal services and products were on display with a “please touch and question” atmosphere.

IANA Honoring Brashares for Intermodal Achievement

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) will present Jeff Brashares, Director of Domestic Intermodal Sourcing and Operations for CMA CGM, with its 2021 Silver Kingpin Award at the Intermodal EXPO, to be held Sept. 12-14 in Long Beach, Calif.

IANA, BIC Standardize Intermodal Facility IDs

The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) and the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) have collaborated to standardize identification of terminals, ramps, container yards and depots in the U.S.

BNSF Group VP Elected IANA Officer

BNSF Group Vice President Consumer Products Business Group Tom Williams has been elected Treasurer of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). He joins Port of Long Beach Deputy Executive Director Dr. Noel Hacegaba, elected Chair; and InTek Freight & Logistics Inc. President Shelli Austin, elected Vice Chair, on IANA’s 2021 Board of Directors and Officers.

People News: LRW Names Scholarship Honorees, IANA Announces Academic Competition Winner, Quandel Hires New VP

The League of Railway Women (LRW) has awarded its 2020 Connie Sumara Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the inaugural LRW Future of Railroading Scholarship ($1,000) to TrinityRail Operations Manager Megan Forbes and Jessica Labrecque, respectively. An undergraduate team fielded by Georgia Southern University won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) tenth Logistics and Supply Chain Academic Competition. Additionally, Chicago-based Quandel Consultants has named David M. Simon Vice President-Director of Wisconsin Operations.

Tough Love, Because Competition Beckons

On May 12, IANA (Intermodal Association of North America) offered an interesting look at the North American rail intermodal sector. The webinar featured technical slides shared by Bloomberg Senior Analyst Transportation & Logistics Lee Klaskow and TTX Vice President Fleet Management Company Pat Casey. TTX market development experts John Woodcock and Peter Wolff also participated.

Is Intermodal Rail Stalling?

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.