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CMA CGM Benjamin FranklinIntermodal freight transport options are rising in popularity. According to a presentation by Beth F. Whited, EVP and chief marketing officer at Union Pacific Railroad, at the Pulse of the Ports conference last week, intermodal is growing faster than rail, and the company is investing financing to grow intermodal facilities. The growth is driven by both domestic and international demand for intermodal.

“Rail volume is up this year about 1%, so it is relatively flat,” Whited said at the conference. “If you look at intermodal, seven-day car loadings are up 6% year-over-year. We are seeing strength in international intermodal, but domestic intermodal [is also] growing. We are seeing the impact of ELDs in the US.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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