IANA REPORTS THIRD-QUARTER GROWTH IN ALL TRANSPORT MODES
The Intermodal Association of North America said members' third-quarter transportation revenue increased 7.2 percent, while total loads increased 3.5 percent from the third quarter of 2001.
Average revenue per intermodal load rose 4.9 percent. Average revenue per highway load increased 1.5 percent.
Rail intermodal volume was up 9.4 percent in the third quarter, with domestic containers increasing 13 percent and ISO containers increasing 11.8 percent.
The nation’s principal bi-directional corridors all showed growth. The Midwest/Northwest corridor recorded the highest increase in volume, 29.6 percent, fed mostly by international containers. The South Central/Southwest corridor grew 12.8 percent, with eastbound containers up 14 percent.
For more data from IANA’s “Intermodal Market Trends and Statistics Report,” access the association's Web site at http://www.intermodal.org/IndReports.html.