Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


AAR reports carload and intermodal gains for week ending November 16

By Staff
November 22, 2013

Carload and intermodal volumes continued heading in the right direction, with volumes up for the week ending November 16, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carloads—at 295,563—were up 2.4 percent annually and behind the week ending November 9 at 297,581 and ahead of the week ending November 2 at 292,298.

Intermodal—at 266,643 trailers and containers—was up 7.0 percent annually and ahead of the week ending November 9, which hit 265,259 and topped the week ending November 2 at 264,264. The AAR said weekly intermodal volumes have seen gains for 20 consecutive weeks.

Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 562,206—was up 4.5 percent annually.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, seven saw annual increases. Grain was up 23.5 percent, and petroleum and petroleum products were up 21.6 percent. Coal was down 5.0 percent.

On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 0.5 percent at 12,977,291 and intermodal is up 4.1 percent at 11,397,276 containers and trailers.

Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Putting the renewed strength in the truckload market into a very positive perspective is a report issued by Avondale Partners analyst Donald Broughton, which was released yesterday. Entitled, “Q2’15 Trucking Capacity; Goldilocks Era Continues,” Broughton explained that in the second quarter only 70 truckload fleets failed, or exited the business. That number may seem high to some, but it is not, especially when you consider that the second quarter of 2014 saw more than five times as many truckload carriers, 375 to be exact, exit the business.

Global demand remains stable as packaging equipment providers of all sizes shift focus

Six straight days without a ship waiting for berth

Freight forwarders were relieved to learn yesterday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would be delaying its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) implementation.

The Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) August edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business saw its PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, fall 1.6 percent to 51.1, following a 0.8 percent decline to 52.7 in July. Even with the relatively slow growth over the last two months, the PI has been at 50 or higher for 31 consecutive months.

Article Topics

News · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA