Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!

Intermodal and carload gains continue, according to AAR weekly data

By Staff
May 16, 2014

Carload and intermodal volumes were up again for the week ending May 10, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carloads—at 296,813—were up 5.6 percent and slightly below the week ending May 3 at 297,432 and the 302,108 recorded during the week of April 26.

Intermodal trailers and containers were up 7.7 percent at 267,283 and were just below the 267,839 from the week of May 3 and ahead of the 264,228 recorded the week of April 26.

Of the 10 carload commodities tracked by the AAR, 7 were up for the week ending May 10. Grain was up 29.7 percent and nonmetallic minerals and products were up 13 percent. Chemicals were down 2.2 percent.

For the first 19 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 2.6 percent annually at 5,381,138, and intermodal is up 5.4 percent at 4,786,458 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

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in October at 135.7 (2000=100) was up 1.9 percent compared to September’s 133.1, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 139.8 in October, which was 0.9 percent ahead of September.

The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell 3.7 cents to $2.445 per gallon, according to data issued today by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the lowest weekly price for diesel since June 1, 2009, when it was at $2.352 per gallon.

In its report, entitled “Grey is the new Black,” JLL takes a close look at supply chain-related trends that can influence retailers’ approaches to Black Friday.

This year, it's all about the digital supply network. In this virtual conference, we will define the challenges currently facing supply chain organizations and offer solutions designed to transform linear operations into dynamic, automated networks that offer seamless communication, visibility, and the ability to respond and optimize processes at any given time.

In his opening comments assessing the economy at last week’s RailTrends conference hosted by Progressive Railroading magazine and independent railroad analyst Tony Hatch, FTR Senior analyst Larry Gross said the economy continues to slog ahead at a relatively tepid pace, coupled with some volatility in terms of overall GDP growth. And amid that slogging, Gross said there is currently an economic hand-off occurring between the industrial sector and the consumer sector.

Article Topics

News · AAR · intermodal · carload · All topics


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

© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA