Index Name: Inbound Rail Market Share
What is it?
The portion of container shipments on railroad that arrived inbound to a particular market during the prior seven days. IRAILMS is broken down between loaded and empty: IRAILMSL and IRAILMSE.
Who is interested?
Railroads, railroad shippers, intermodal marketing companies, drayage companies, freight brokerage companies, analysts
What does it tell me?
IRAILMS gives the relative importance of a particular geographic regions (e.g., Chicago or Los Angeles) on the inbound railroad containerized trade flows. Graphing IRAILMS over time shows whether inbound container flows from a region are increasing and graphing against ORAILMS shows the net container flows in a particular region.