Cass Intermodal Price Index
A Measure of Market Fluctuations in Per-Mile Intermodal Freight Costs
As the nation’s largest payer of freight bills, Cass manages $25 billion annually in freight spend, enabling us to compile meaningful logistics data that serves as an indicator of transportation industry trends. The Cass Intermodal Price Index™ is a measure of market fluctuations in U.S. domestic intermodal costs. Cass partners with analyst firm Avondale Partners, who provides the analysis we offer each month.
The Cass Intermodal Index (measuring all-in per-mile intermodal costs) fell 2.4% year over year in July, representing 19 straight months of declines. Historically, there is a "high degree of correlation between truckload and intermodal pricing," according to analysts with Avondale Partners. As contract rates for trucking continue to lose strength and move further into negative territory, “[this] would imply even more potential weakness for intermodal pricing."
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The Cass Intermodal Price Index is an accurate, timely indicator of market fluctuations in per-mile U.S. domestic intermodal costs. The index includes all costs associated with the move (linehaul, fuel and accessorials). It is based on costs as of January 2005 and uses a base value of 100.
Data within this unique index is derived from actual freight invoices paid on behalf of Cass’ clients, which totaled $25 billion in 2015.
Cass partners with the securities analyst firm Avondale Partners LLC to publish this Index.
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