AAR reports declines for carload and intermodal for week ending February 15

Carloads—at 270,632—dropped 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal was down 5.7 percent at 236,625 containers and trailers.

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that carload and intermodal volumes were both down for the week ending February 15.

Carloads—at 270,632—dropped 2.9 percent annually and were ahead of the week ending February 8 at 261,254 and behind the week ending February 1 at 270,903.

Intermodal came in at 236,625 containers and trailers for a 5.7 percent annual decline. This was below the 246,11 from the week ending February 8 and February 1, which was at 247,109. 

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, two saw annual increases for the week ending February 15.

Petroleum and petroleum products were up 7.9 percent, with grain up 2.5 percent, while nonmetallic minerals and products were down 10.6 percent.

For the first seven weeks of 2014, carloads are down 0.8 percent at 1,877,070, and intermodal is up 0.1 percent at 1,666,024 trailers and containers.


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