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AAR reports carload and intermodal gains for week ending July 12

By Staff
July 18, 2014

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that both carload and intermodal volumes saw gains for the week ending July 12.

Carload volumes were up 4.8 percent at 290,607, which outpaced the week ending July 5 at 270,731 below the week ending June 28 at 298,457.

The AAR reported that weekly intermodal volume was up 3.2 percent at 256,256 containers and trailers, which topped the 227,097 units recorded the week of July 5 and was below June 28, which came in at 264,766. 

Of the ten carload commodities tracked by the AAR, nine were up annually for the week ending July 12. Motor vehicles and parts were up 64.7 percent, and petroleum and petroleum products were up 16.2 percent.

For the first 28 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 3.4 percent annually at 8,009,632 and intermodal is up 6 percent at 7,125,793 trailers and containers.

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