About IANA

IANA is North America’s leading industry trade association representing the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry.

IANA’s membership roster of over 1,000 corporate members includes railroads—Class I, short-line and regional; water carriers and stacktrain operators; port authorities; intermodal truckers and over-the-road highway carriers; intermodal marketing and logistics companies; and suppliers to the industry such as equipment manufacturers, intermodal leasing companies and consulting firms. IANA’s associate (non-voting) members include shippers (defined as the beneficial owners of the freight to be shipped), academic institutions, government entities and non-profit associations.



To promote the growth of efficient intermodal freight transportation through innovation, education and dialogue.



IANA will bring industry leadership and accomplish its mission as an association by:

  • Promoting the benefits of intermodal freight transportation and educating industry stakeholders
  • Providing its members with a mode neutral forum to discuss common issues, build consensus, shape policy, and develop recommended practices
  • Positively influencing and shaping the legislative and regulatory environment in areas that impact the intermodal industry
  • Promoting and facilitating efficient business processes through innovation and technologies, while enabling common systems and services
  • Delivering excellence through its people, processes, technology and operations