AAR reports another week of gains for carload and intermodal volumes for week ending August 9
August 15, 2014
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that both carload and intermodal volumes each saw gains for the week ending August 9.
Carload volumes were up 4.5 percent at 301,755, which was below the week ending August 2 at 304,229, the week ending July 26 at 306,988 and ahead of the week ending July 19 at 299,256.
Intermodal volume for the week ending August 9 was up 3.2 percent at 266,153 containers and trailers, which was behind the week ending August 2 at 270,323 and ahead of the week ending July 26 at 264,809 and behind the week ending July 19 at 267,765.
Of the ten carload commodities tracked by the AAR, eight were up annually for the week ending August 9. Petroleum and petroleum products were up 32.1 percent, and grain was up 26.5 percent.
For the first 32 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 3.7 percent annually at 9,221,860 and intermodal is up 5.8 percent at 8,194,753 trailers and containers.
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