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 6.4% from the prior week.
For the week of April 20, 2021, domestic intermodal spot rate index:
- Up 6.4% from prior week.
- Up 14.4% from 90 days ago.
- Up 49.7% from prior year.
Lane Stats: 29.3% increased, 25.9% decreased and 44.8% went unchanged.
YTD-to Date Intermodal Volume by Region and Equipment
North American Intermodal
Intermodal Volume by Region
- United States: 15.7%
- Canada: 14.6%
- Mexico: -3.0%
Intermodal Volume by Equipment Type
- Container: 13.8%
- Trailer: 26.4%
Comparison of Truckload to Intermodal Spot Rate
The national truckload spot rate increased 0.2% last week, as reported by the DAT Trendline Report.
Domestic 53' intermodal spot rates went unchanged (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 $3.124 per gallon this week, which is down $0.005 per gallon from the prior week.
The diesel price per gallon is up $0.644 or 26.0% from the same period last year.
The EIA's April 2021 diesel price average price projection is $2.94 per gallon for calendar year.
EIA's most recent 2021 projection for oil & diesel prices:
- WTI - $58.89
- Brent - $62.28
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