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August 2021 – Train Speed Review

Intermodal service is following its seasonal pattern, but remains below the five-year average and last year’s levels. It is essentially inline with the service shippers received in 2019. Since last month, the Surface Transportation Board has intervened and directed carriers to inform them about how the carriers will restore intermodal

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August 2021 – AAR Review

· Overview: Overall intermodal traffic has not recovered from a steep decline during the July 4th holiday week. It is possible that intermodal volumes could not recover from present levels, as they did after the Memorial Day holiday. · United States: U.S. volumes closely followed the pattern of overall

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August 2021 – Intermodal Review

Intermodal Revenue Moves · Total: Total intermodal revenue movements declined slightly sequentially in June, but remained just above 1.6mn carloads in the month. This is still a strong result, even as it dipped 2% from May. July’s number could be lower because of the July 4th holiday and other factors

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August 2021 – Executive Overview

· Overview: Overall intermodal volumes held fairly steady near 1.6mn units in June, but that number could be pressured weaker in July as congestion took on a larger role in the intermodal supply chain. · International: International volumes declined by 3% sequentially in June and could be on pace for a

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Peak season problems emerge

Intermodal industry will need to work together to avoid meltdowns The saying “It takes a village” is well known to most Americans, but it is likely to take on new significance in the intermodal industry as the peak season bursts on the scene in the next 45 days. The intermodal supply

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July 2021 – Intermodal Outlook

· There are limited changes this month as the underlying intermodal fundamentals are little changed from last month to this month. · Growth expectations will be lower in 2022 than they are this year just by virtue of a stronger comparison period. However, the longer-term fundamentals of intermodal growth remain

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July 2021 – Ports Review

North America Latest Import Statistics (Current Month) · Imports remain strong at North American ports with an overall 8.5% sequential increase from April to May. · This suggests that freight demand to move containers inland remains high and causes some concern about the rail intermodal numbers that suggest some weakenin

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July 2021 – Train Speed Review

Intermodal service as measured by train speed has not appreciably changed over the last month and remains at the low levels established coming out of the widespread weather-related disruptions that occurred earlier this year. The fact that there has been virtually no improvement aligns with what shippers said a month

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July 2021 – AAR Review

AAR Weekly Intermodal Loadings AAR weekly data provides the most timely information on recent intermodal activity. Data is issued on Wednesday of each week, covering the prior week’s movements. · Overview: Overall intermodal loadings have followed the cadence of the U.S. traffic flow, leveling out at lower levels

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July 2021 – Intermodal Review

Intermodal Revenue Moves · Total: Overall there was a slight decline in loadings from April to May, but total volumes held above the 1.6mn carload threshold. · International: International intermodal ticked up slightly as demand remains high and port congestion remains an issue. It did not tick up enough to

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