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IANA offers advertising opportunities in our digital publication and online, providing you access to a broad audience of potential customers who are intermodal industry executives.

Intermodal Insights, digitally published monthly, is a member publication of the Intermodal Association of North America. Intermodal Insights accepts both member and non-member advertisements, with substantially discounted rates for member companies.

Intermodal Marketplace, the online buyers guide for the intermodal industry, provides branding opportunities exclusively to IANA members. The Intermodal Marketplace is a key resource that contains hundreds of companies offering thousands of products and services. It is fully searchable by category, keyword and company name, providing the most industry-relevant search results.

Every IANA member receives one complimentary basic listing that includes company name, address, telephone and fax numbers. The guide can be reached from the IANA homepage at www.intermodal.org or directly at www.intermodalmarketplace.com. Users may also download a desktop search tool.

Electronic artwork is accepted and the preferred format is a high-resolution, press quality PDF file with all fonts embedded. Other acceptable formats include any major publishing software, such as Adobe In-Design, Illustrator or Photoshop. Please note: we cannot accept Microsoft Word or Publisher files. However, these documents can be converted to press quality PDF files.

A link to the current issue of Intermodal Insights is emailed monthly to intermodal industry executives who are IANA’s primary contact at each member company, as well as to At-large members. In select months, distribution is expanded to other industry groups.

Two regularly appearing sections of Intermodal Insights focus specifically on member news. The In Brief section contains such news items as new products and services, new/expanded/relocated facilities, new business ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate awards and honors. The People in the News section focuses on new hires and promotions, as well as personal awards and honors. Intermodal Insights also accepts letters to the editor.

Material which constitutes an advertisement for a specific product or service is not acceptable. Items are included based on level of interest to our membership and are placed on a space-available basis at the sole discretion of IANA.

Please email your news and press releases to insights@intermodal.org. Items must be received by the 10th of the month to be considered for inclusion in the next issue.

There is no editorial calendar because monthly editions do not generally focus on specific industry topics. However, there are six issues that provide a wider distribution. In addition to approx. 1,350 members, Intermodal Insights is distributed as follows:

  • March: Emailed to participants in the Uniform Intermodal Interchange & Facilities Access Agreement — approx. 7,000 individuals at motor carriers and equipment providers and to the additional contacts at IANA member companies — approx. 4,300 individual industry executives.
  • May: Emailed to every attendee at the Intermodal Operations & Maintenance Businedss Meeting.
  • July: Emailed to UIIA participants and IANA member company additional contacts. See March issue for details.
  • September: Emailed to all individuals pre-registered for the annual Intermodal EXPO.
  • October: Emailed to every Intermodal EXPO attendee.
  • November: Emailed to UIIA participants. See March issue for details.

Click here to download an Intermodal Insights advertising brochure.

Ads are due on the 15th of the month prior to the issue date. For example, an ad for the February issue is due January 15th.

Files up to five megabytes in size may be emailed to Maggie Miller. Larger files may be uploaded via FTP or Dropbox. For further instructions, please email maggie.miller@intermodal.org.

Every IANA member company is listed in the Marketplace, including intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers, railroads, 3PLs, ocean carriers, port authorities, stacktrain operators, as well as every type of supplier to the industry. These cover the full range of providers of information technology, insurance and financial services, leasing companies, equipment and component manufacturers, terminal designers and operators, academic institutions and many, many more.

The guide offers a wide range of enhancements, from web-enabled listings and priority placement under specific heading and keyword searches to product spotlights, banner ads and more. Click here to view the guide media kit.

The Intermodal Marketplace is hosted for IANA by MultiView, Inc., who works directly with IANA members on development and placement of all branding enhancements. Contact MultiView at IANA@multiview.com or call 1-800-816-6710.

IANA’s year-long sponsorship program offers members a full calendar year of maximum visibility and brand exposure. There also are a number of sponsorships available for events, including the Intermodal EXPO, the Operations & Maintenance Business Meeting and the Golf Outing.

Only IANA member companies may participate in the year-long sponsorship program and our event sponsorships. For more information on becoming an IANA member, please visit the becoming a member page.

Depending on the level of sponsorship, benefits include: recognition in publications and brochures, on the IANA and Intermodal EXPO home pages with hot links to sponsor’s website; complimentary memberships, complimentary EXPO registrations and advertising in Intermodal Insights; priority selection of booth space for the Intermodal EXPO and more. Visit the sponsorship page to view a full list of benefits and a sponsorship program brochure.

The annual sponsorship program is open to all IANA members. You may start your participation at any time during the calendar year. To reap the most from your sponsorship investment, you may sign up for the following year’s program in December of the current year.

Each year, during the planning of an event, certain items or functions may be identified as available for sponsorship. Members are informed prior to the event and these opportunities may also be included in promotional brochures for an event, as well as being posted in the specific event’s section on the IANA website.

IANA currently has 9 participating railroads and 12 participating intermodal marketing companies that contribute data to the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report.

The railroads are:

  • BNSF Railway
  • CN
  • Canadian Pacific Railway
  • CSX Intermodal
  • Ferromex
  • Florida East Coast Railway
  • Kansas City Southern
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Union Pacific Railroad

The contributing IMCs are:

  • APL Logistics
  • Echo Global Logistics, Inc.
  • Hub Group, Inc.
  • Independent Dispatch, Inc.
  • Knichel Logistics
  • Legacy Supply Chain Services
  • Matson Logistics
  • Mode Transportation
  • Target Transportation
  • TTS, LLC
  • Wheels Clipper, Inc.
  • XPO Logistics

IANA has a suite of intermodal data and statistics products and subscriptions.

The Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report is offered on a single report basis and as a subscription. The report, available in a digital publication or as an Excel file, contains rail, intermodal marketing company and trucking statistics.

  • Rail statistics include movements by equipment size, key corridor activity and traffic flows between regions.
  • IMC statistics include intermodal and highway truckload volumes and total loads, with associated intermodal highway and intermodal revenue.
  • Trucking statistics include trucking analysis and forecasting, truck load originations, current trucking indicators and heavy duty truck utilization rates.

Also available on a subscription basis is the Equipment Type, Size and Ownership datafile. The ETSO delivers, on a monthly basis, all the data used in the compilation of the Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics Report regarding equipment type, size and ownership.

Visit IANA's store to order any of the data and statistics products or subscriptions.

Membership in the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) is open to companies involved in the intermodal freight transportation industry and those who do business with those companies.

IANA membership is available in five voting divisions, and two non-voting categories. Voting membership is corporate. The voting membership divisions are: 3PL, Marine, Motor Carrier, Rail and Supplier. The non-voting membership categories are At-Large and Associate.

Click here to view the membership divisions. You may also view the listings of member companies within each division to help determine which division is most applicable. If you are still unsure, contact Jim Morrow, assistant vice president, membership, at jim.morrow@intermodal.org or 301-982-3400, ext. 314.

Each member company is limited to one membership division. Select the most appropriate division for the services your company performs in the intermodal sector. Companies that have subsidiaries, divisions or associated companies with separate business identities may qualify for separate membership(s) in another IANA division.

Your company will most likely qualify in our Supplier Division. Members of this division provide a wide range of products and services, including equipment and component manufacturing, consulting, insurance, software and security products. Please see the Supplier Division members list to review the companies currently in this division.

IANA’s voting membership is comprised of corporate members. Each member company assigns one "voting" or primary member contact to represent their company. An individual currently employed by a member company can become an At-Large member. At-Large members receive the same benefits, excluding voting privileges.

Associate membership is limited to government, military, shippers/receivers (beneficial cargo owners), academia and the media. Associates are non-voting members. If you are unsure if you qualify, contact Jim Morrow, assistant vice president, membership, at jim.morrow@intermodal.org or 301-982-3400, ext. 314.

At-Large membership is open only to individuals who are employees of IANA member companies in good standing. At-Large memberships are accepted on an individual basis and are transferable between individuals within the same member organization. At-Large membership is not transferable between different member companies.

Not at this time. If your company provides an intermodal product or service your membership eligibility generally falls within one of the IANA divisions, which are: 3PL, Marine, Motor Carrier, Rail and Supplier. Non-voting memberships are allowed only as described above.

Any individual who is employed by a member company is entitled to receive the member rate for products, services and registration for IANA events. They also are are eligible to join as At-Large members as well as to serve on IANA committees and task forces.

No. A UIIA participant must join IANA and pay membership dues to become an IANA member. A discount on the UIIA annual participation fee is applicable to participants that are also IANA members.

IANA annual membershipdues are based upon the greater amount of annual intermodal revenue or expense. View the schedule of dues as shown on the IANA Membership Application here.

Membership dues are based upon a twelve-month cycle, with the membership anniversary date being the first day of the month joined. Annual membership begins when the first year’s dues are paid. Membership renewal dues are invoiced annually prior to the anniversary date.

There may be an old email on file for you at IANA. Please send your preferred email address to iana@intermodal.org.

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IANA’s searchable membership directory, association bylaws, full contact information for the board of directors, the latest annual report and the New Member Handbook are all available. Updates and notices regarding proposed bylaws revisions, elections and annual industry awards nominations are also posted here.

Login to "Members Only" and click on “My Contact Information” to review and update your details. Please note that you cannot change your company affiliation here; you must contact IANA directly at iana@intermodal.org.

While membership is corporate, each member company is required to designate an individual to be the primary contact. However, individuals from member companies who would like access to Members Only may join as an At-large member. Click here for details.


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