US Intermodal Rates Edge Up as Chicago Digs Out

US Intermodal Rates Edge Up as Chicago Digs Out

An index of 36 major U.S. intermodal lanes edged up 0.1 percent from the week before to $2,080 in the week of Mar. 10, the sixth straight weekly increase by roughly 1 percent or less, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The current index is up 1.8 percent from the rate one year ago, when it stood at $2,044, and up 2.5 percent from the beginning of 2014.