AAR reports weekly volume gains, with intermodal posting best week ever
June 27, 2014
Carload and intermodal volumes are still in growth mode, based on data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
For the week ending June 21, carload volumes were up 0.9 percent annually at 291,142, which was below the week ending June 14 at 295,132 and June 7 at 292,924.
On the intermodal side, the AAR reported that weekly volumes set an all-time record for the second straight week at 272,553 containers and trailers for a 7.8 percent year-over-year boost. The week ending June 14 now stands as the runner-up for weekly volumes at 270,243.
Of the 10 carload commodities tracked by the AAR, eight were up for the week ending June 21. Grain was up 15 percent, and forest products were up 12.2 percent.
For the first 25 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 3.1 percent annually at 7,149,837 and intermodal is up 5.9 percent at 6,377,674 trailers and containers.
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