Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Carload and intermodal volumes are up for week ending July 5, reports AAR

By Staff
July 11, 2014

Carload and intermodal volumes continue to show growth, based on data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

For the week ending July 5, carload volumes were up 9.4 percent annually at 270,731 carloads. This was behind the weeks ending June 28 and June 21, which reached 298,457 and 291,142, respectively. Traffic for the week ending July 5 was likely impacted by the July 4 holiday. 

The AAR reported that weekly intermodal volume was up 10.5 percent at 227,097 containers and trailers, which was less than the 264,766 recorded during the week ending June 28 and 272,553 from the week ending June 21.

Each of the ten carload commodities tracked by the AAR were up annually for the week ending July 5. Motor vehicles and parts were up 53.7 percent, and grain was up 21.7 percent. 

For the first 27 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 3.4 percent annually at 7,719,025 and intermodal is up 6.1 percent at 6,869,537 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

Almost all companies today are aware of their labor or material costs... but what about energy consumption? It all comes down to having the energy data needed to determine what actions you must take to improve. The payoff is worth it, as insight into energy data allows you to make more valuable, relevant operating decisions.

With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is, or there should be, much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy and the economic recovery, which has been raised and discussed and dissected from basically every angle possible, it seems. But that enthusiasm regarding the economy needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story at all really.

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers in the third quarter rose one percentage point to 97 percent, according to the ATA.

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.

Diesel prices continued their ongoing decline, with the average price per gallon falling 6.7 cents to $2.866 per gallon, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Article Topics

News · 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