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.

By ·

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.


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!

Article Topics

AAR · Intermodal · Railroad Shipping · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Supply Chain Visibility: Illuminating the Path to Responsive, Agile Operations
Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability.
Download Today!
From the December 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued expansion of domestic and international markets. Economists, meanwhile, say shippers can expect revenue growth in transport verticals to remain in the 3%-plus range.
2018 Customs & Regulations Update:10 observations on the “digital trade transformation”
Moore on Pricing: Freight settlement and your TMS
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
2018 Rate Forecast
Join our panel of top oil and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
2018 Rate Outlook: Economic Expansion, Pushing Rates Skyward
Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued...
Building the NextGen Supply Chain: Keeping pace with the digital economy
Peerless Media’s 2017 Virtual Summit shows how creating a data-rich ecosystem can eliminate...

2017 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: Mallinckrodt; Mastering and managing complexity
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships...
2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics...