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May 2021 – Train Speed Review

Overall network velocities and dwell times are near historical average levels, though there are notable differences among carriers and regions. One eastern railroad is well below its historical average for intermodal train speeds, as it works to regain fluidity at its terminals. There are also regional hotspots around the U

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May 2021 – Ports Review

North America Latest Import Statistics (Current Month) · Import performance was strong across the board in March on a year over year and sequential basis. · Not only was March a solid month on its merits, but it was aided by easier comparisons with COVID-dented March 2020 and weather-impaired February 2021. · 

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May 2021 – AAR Review

· Overview: Overall weekly intermodal loadings remained at strong levels in recent weeks and largely followed the shape of U.S. loadings performance over the period. · United States: U.S. loadings have performed at strong levels ever since the February weather issues abated despite a slight downtick in the

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May 2021 – Intermodal Review

Intermodal Revenue Moves · Total: Moves for international and domestic freight each increased above their January rates coming out of the weather-impacted February results. · International: International’s strong gain is made all the more eye-catching because of the Suez Canal situation that delayed several ships that were originally scheduled

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May 2021 – Executive Overview

· Overview: March intermodal traffic rebounded sharply from February and reached even higher levels than it had been running at in January. · International: International rebounded strongly in March as port congestion started to ease on the U.S. West coast but remains near 20 days. · Domestic: Domestic volumes also

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Intermodal stage set for significant growth

A perfect storm of factors sets intermodal up well in 2021 and beyond The intermodal sector is primed for significant growth in 2021 and the following years as strong imports, consumer spending, a tight truck market, and an enhanced focus on environmental and social goals combine. Despite a rough first quarter marred

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April 2021 – Intermodal Outlook

· The long term forecast for full year 2021 and beyond was little changed in the latest month even as expected first quarter growth was pushed out into subsequent quarters. · The widespread port and gate closures that occurred in February weighed on results and will hold back first quarter expectations

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April 2021 – Ports Review

North America Latest Import Statistics (Current Month) · Import volumes in North America declined nearly 10% compared with January as weather-related closures weighed on volumes. · But the year over year results were still impressive as February 2020 was the first month where the effects of COVID-19 showed in volumes. · Imports

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April 2021 – Train Speed Review

Rail service deteriorated noticeably in February as carriers struggled with weather-related headwinds across broad portions of their networks. These headwinds slowed train speeds and increased dwell times and led to weaker volumes across nearly every commodity moving goods by rail for a several week period. But for as bad as

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April 2021 – AAR Review

· Overview: Intermodal volumes recovered quickly from last month’s disruptions but the full extent of the recovery is not reflected in four-week rolling average charts that still include weather-impacted weeks. · United States: Volumes in the U.S. showed a significant decline in the weeks directly around the weather

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