AAR reports gains for week ending December 28

By Staff
January 03, 2014 - LM Editorial

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported this week that carload and intermodal volumes were both up for the week ending December 28.

Carloads—at 230,293—were up 8.1 percent annually and below the week ending December 21 at 289,528 and the weeks ending December 14 and December 7 at 278,664 and 279,213, respectively.

Intermodal—at 172,396 trailers and containers—was up 10.6 percent compared to the same week last year and was behind the weeks ending December 21, December 14 and December 7 at 255,456, 268, 161, and 262,765, respectively.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, nine saw annual increases for the week ending December 28.

Grain was up 36.8 percent, at 18,201 carloads and petroleum and petroleum products were up 29.8 percent at 13,532 carloads. Metallic ores and metals were down 7.2 percent at 22,064 carloads.

For the 52 weeks of 2013, carloads were up 0.5 percent at 14,608,403, and intermodal was up 4.6 percent at 12,831,692 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

Total POLB volumes dropped 9.1 percent in August at 573,083 TEU, and POLA volumes in August were up 6.7 percent compared to August 2013 at 757,702 TEU.

Following a week in which the average price per gallon was flat, diesel prices resumed their decline, falling 1.3 cents to $3.801 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Read how others are using Business Process Modeling to implement Microsoft Dynamics AX with reduced risk.

While diesel prices have largely been out of the spotlight in 2014, freight transportation and logistics stakeholders always need to keep a close eye on what prices are doing, as it has a significant impact on transportation budgets and forecasting.

Railroad service issues and rates, which many rail shippers deem as unreasonable, are front and center in a piece of legislation to be introduced soon by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation.

Article Topics

News · Intermodal · AAR · Carload · All topics

About the Author

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.

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