Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


AAR reports volume gains for week ending May 24

By Staff
May 30, 2014

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!

Recent Entries

Getting items ordered online to your home on a same-day basis is as important or relevant as it needs to be, and it depends on things like the type of products being ordered and its relative urgency as well. This was put into better perspective for me during a recent conversation I had with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform.

Diesel prices dropped for the third straight week, with the average price per gallon seeing a 2.5 percent decline to $3.869 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in June dropped 0.8 percent on the heels of a revised 0.9 percent (from 1.0 percent) increase in May and was up 2.3 percent annually.

Even as Congress was putting the finishing touches on a 10-month short-term funding extension to the federal aid highway bill that temporarily averts a funding crisis, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was ripping the measure as a short-term “gimmick” that once again fails to adequately fund U.S. infrastructure needs in the long run.

ISI is comprised of Integrated Services, ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South and is focused on the warehousing and transportation needs of automotive shippers. RRTS said that in 2013, Integrated Services generated revenues of approximately $21 million adding that Integrated Services is expected to be accretive to Roadrunner’s earnings in 2014.

Article Topics

News · AAR · Railroad Shipping · intermodal · All topics

Comments

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


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA