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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.

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