Friday, November 17, 2017

Intermodal rail up 5.6% in latest week

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Intermodal rail up 5.6% in latest week Kansas City Southern

The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 11 was 547,480 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2% compared with the same week in 2016.

Total volume was 263,265 carloads, down 3.3%, while intermodal volume was 284,215 containers and trailers, up 5.6% from the year-ago period.

Five of the 10 carload commodity groups tracked by AAR posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included metallic ores and metals, 4.1%; nonmetallic minerals, 3.9%, and chemicals, 3.6%. Commodity groups that declined included grain, 14.8%; petroleum and petroleum products, 7.8%, and coal, 7.3%.

For the first 45 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 11,702,354 carloads, up 3.1%, and 12,133,011 intermodal units, up 3.7% on-year. Total combined traffic was 23,835,365 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 3.4%.

North American rail volume for the week on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 361,402 carloads, down 1.8%, and 365,749 intermodal units, up 7.7%. Total combined traffic was 727,151 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.8%. Volume for the first 45 weeks of 2017 was 31,627,694 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.8% compared with 2016.

Canadian railroads reported 81,073 carloads for the week, up 0.2%, and 69,896 intermodal units, up 16.1%. For the first 45 weeks, cumulative volume of 6,556,429 carloads, containers and trailers was up 11%.

Mexican railroads reported 17,064 carloads for the week, up 14.6%, and 11,638 intermodal units, up 10.9%. Cumulative volume for the first 45 weeks was 1,235,900 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 1.2% from the same point a year ago.

 

 

 

 

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