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Intermodal Freight Industry Ponders Investment in Resilience


[Source: Transport Topics]   The intermodal freight industry is debating how much it should invest in infrastructure and other expenditures to build resiliency in the face of disruptive shocks such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists addressing the issue at the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Expo here on Sept. 14 debated whether building overcapacity into the system will sacrifice efficiency in the face of trucking’s competitive threat.

“Our whole collective endeavor here is really designed to have the intermodal product be as competitive as possible in the truck,” said Adriene Bailey, partner of surface transportation at the Oliver Wyman consulting firm, and the panel’s moderator.

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