AAR reports annual carload and intermodal volume gains for week ending July 6

By Staff
July 12, 2013 - LM Editorial

Both carload and intermodal volumes saw gains for the week ending July 6, according to data released this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carload volume—at 247,896—was up 2 percent annually and below the week ending June 29 at 281,367 and the week ending June 22 at 288,224.

Intermodal—at 205,597 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent annually and was below the week ending June 29 at 249,763 and the week ending June 22 at 252,807.

Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 453,493—was up 1.6 percent annually.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, five saw annual increases.

Petroleum and petroleum products were up 36.3 percent. Motor vehicles and parts dropped 11.6 percent.

On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.4 percent at 7,465,261 and intermodal is up 3.6 percent at 6,476,035 containers and trailers.



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Jeff Berman, News Editor
Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. Contact Jeff Berman.

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