Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sent energy prices skyrocketing in a U.S. economy already reeling from inflation. War injects further uncertainty into the outlook, but a sizable negative effect on the economy and freight is hardly a sure bet.
Reduced need for newsprint, declining net exports, and substitution of plastics for paper in packaging have impacted paper demand, but e-commerce growth with increased demand for packaging materials has balanced these losses.
2021 was a challenge for the intermodal industry. Coming off the pandemic-dented 2020, 2021 dawned with the promise and hope of better consistency and growth for intermodal and the supply chain in general.
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