Intermodal Spot Rate Pricing Trendline Analysis
Weekly discussion and analysis on the trends in the intermodal spot rate market.
The InTek intermodal spot rate index increased 4.9% from the prior week.
For the week of June 14, 2021, domestic intermodal spot rate index:
- Up 4.9% from prior week.
- Up 5.6% from 90 days ago.
- Up 59.6% from prior year.
Lane Stats: 51.7% increased, 12.1% decreased and 36.2% went unchanged.
YTD-to Date Intermodal Volume by Region and Equipment
North American Intermodal
Intermodal Volume by Region
- United States: 18.5%
- Canada: 13.7%
- Mexico: 1.6%
Intermodal Volume by Equipment Type
- Container: 16.3%
- Trailer: 22.5%
Comparison of Truckload to Intermodal Spot Rate
The national truckload spot rate increased 0.4% last week, as reported by the DAT Trendline Report.
Domestic 53' intermodal spot rates decreased 4.8% (on a weighted average mileage basis) from the prior week.
Diesel Fuel Comments:
The EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) reported average diesel fuel price of $3.286 per gallon this week, which is up $0.012 from prior week.
The diesel price per gallon is up $0.883 or 36.7% from the same period last year.
The EIA's June 2021 diesel price average price projection is $3.07 per gallon for calendar year.
EIA's most recent 2021 projection for oil & diesel prices:
- WTI - $61.65
- Brent - $65.19
The full spreadsheet of the historical weekly price moves of diesel full can be found at https://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/.
Intermodal Spot Rate Trend Graphs
53' Domestic Intermodal Price Index & Diesel Fuel Prices
Variance to January 1, 2013 Baseline
Rolling 52 Year-over-Year Comparison - 53' Domestic Intermodal and Diesel Fuel Prices
Rolling 52 Year-over-Year % Change - 53' Domestic Intermodal and Diesel Fuel Prices
53' Domestic Intermodal and Diesel Prices Quarter-Over-Quarter Comparison
53' Domestic Intermodal Spot Rate per Weighted Average Mile and Total Volume
53' Domestic Intermodal Spot Rate Rolling 4-Week Year-Over-Year Comparison