Journal of Commerce--Intermodal traffic rose 20.3 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, driven by a 28.1 percent rise in import-powered international loadings, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

In all, IANA said railroads carried 3.603 million revenue loads of containers and trailers in the July-September period, up from 2.995 million in the 2009 quarter. Read more!