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Transport Topics: “Intermodal Freight Volume Accelerates, Raises Capacity Concerns for 2018”

Intermodal freight volume grew a solid 5.8% in the fourth quarter, and international loadings surpassed 9 million for the first time, according to a report by the Intermodal Association of North America.

Intermodal traffic was strong all year despite slower rail service as demand for freight hauling outstripped truck capacity and ports saw a surge in imported goods ahead of a strong holiday sales season.

International container volume rose 7.7% to 2.29 million units in the final three months of 2017, while domestic containers and trailers on flat car rose 4% to 2.32 million units, IANA disclosed in its Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report on Feb. 2.

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February 5, 2018