Muted U.S. intermodal volume rebound tracking for 2017

A major North American intermodal group isn’t expecting a dramatic rebound in business next year, given an already muted year-end forecast and another weak peak season on the horizon. With U.S. consumers spending less on physical goods and inventories still at historic highs – something many are no longer pegging on the West Coast labor talks – hopes that the 2016 peak season would produce the surge that 2015 could not have been dashed.
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