AAR reports weekly gains for intermodal and carloads for week ending September 14
Carload volume—at 296,221—was up 1.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 4.9 percent annually at 296,221 trailers and containers.
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Carload and intermodal volumes were up for the week ending September 14, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Carload volume—at 296,221—was up 1.5 percent annually and ahead of the week ending September 7 at 278,594 and below the week ending August 31 at 302,026.
Intermodal was up 4.9 percent annually at 296,221 trailers and containers and ahead of the week ending September 7 at 228,899 and the week ending August 31 at 259,672.
Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 562,094—was up 3.1 percent annually.
Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, seven saw annual increases.
Motor vehicles and parts and petroleum and petroleum products were each up 14.4 percent, and grain was down 9.8 percent.
On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.0 percent at 13,355,569, and intermodal is up 3.7 percent at 9,015,014 containers and trailers.
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Transportation of freight in containers was first recorded around 1780 to move coal along England’s Bridgewater Canal. However, "modern" intermodal rail service by a major U.S. railroad only dates back to 1936. Malcom McLean’s Sea-Land Service significantly advanced intermodalism, showing how freight could be loaded into a “container” and moved by two or more modes economically and conveniently. As with all new technologies, there were problems that slowed the growth, which influenced many potential customers to shy away from moving intermodal.
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