AAR reports volume gains for week ending May 24
Carloads were up 6.8 percent at 300,936, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 8.6 percent at 269,444.
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Carload and intermodal volumes each were up for the week ending May 24, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Carloads were up 6.8 percent at 300,936, which was ahead of the weeks ending May 17 and May 10 at 298,932 and 296,813, respectively.
Intermodal trailers and containers were up 8.6 percent at 269,444 and were ahead of the weeks ending May 17 and May 10 at 267,061 and 267,283, respectively.
Of the 10 carload commodities tracked by the AAR, nine were up for the week ending May 24. Grain was up 24.4 percent, and nonmetallic minerals and products were up 12.7 percent.
For the first 21 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 2.9 percent annually at 5,981,006, and intermodal is up 5.6 percent at 5,322,963 trailers and containers.
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