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Intermodal savings slip in second quarter, but could rise in Q3: ISI

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Aug 22, 2023, 10:54 AM EDT

Truckload spot rates have risen slightly off the lows seen so far this year, although some trucking analysts do not expect a significant rebound in rates until early 2024.
North-American railIntermodal Savings Index

Top 100 Importer/Exporter Rankings: US trade flows returning to pre-pandemic patterns

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | May 23, 2023, 8:03 AM EDT

This latest annual Journal of Commerce Top 100 Importer and Exporter rankings underscore the impact of softer US and global economies that depressed demand for goods domestically and abroad, weakening consumer confidence and high inflation, and a major shift in the timing of imports in 2022.
Container shippingTop Rankings

Rail savings persisted in Q1, but were down from a year ago: ISI

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | May 3, 2023, 11:56 AM EDT

Intermodal shippers are saving less than a year ago, but they should anticipate that savings will increase in the months ahead as more annual contracts are signed.
Intermodal Savings IndexIntermodal providers