AAR reports carload and intermodal gains for week ending April 26

Carloads—at 302,108—were up 9.5 percent annually, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 6.7 percent compared to the same period a year ago at 264,228.

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Carload and intermodal volumes continued to remain in growth mode for the week ending April 26, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carloads—at 302,108—were up 9.5 percent annually and ahead of the week ending April 19 at 290,713 and the week ending April 12 at 295,294.

Intermodal trailers and containers were up 6.7 percent compared to the same period a year ago at 264,228, and were ahead of the week ending April 19 at 259,113 and was slightly below the week ending April 12 at 264,832.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, nine saw annual increases for the week ending April 12. Grain was up 39.3 percent and nonmetallic minerals and products were up 13.4 percent. Metallic ores and metals saw a 0.7 percent decline.

For the first 17 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 2.3 percent annually at 4,786,893, and intermodal is up 5.1 percent at 4,251,806 trailers and containers.


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