Q3 intermodal volume sees slight annual decline, reports IANA

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Total quarterly intermodal volume—at 4,535,835 units—fell 1.0% annually. A bulk of the decline was due to a 27.7% annual decline, for the trailers segment, to 209,061, its lowest level on record. Domestic containers—at 2,012,662—saw a 1.5% annual increase, and all domestic equipment (comprised of trailers and domestic containers)—at 2,221,723—saw a 2.2% annual decline. ISO, or international, containers eked out a 0.1% annual increase, to 2,314,112.