AAR reports gains in carload and intermodal volumes for week ending April 12

By Staff
April 18, 2014 - LM Editorial

Carload and intermodal volumes remained in a growth pattern, with carload and intermodal volumes both showing gains for the week ending April 12, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carloads—at 295,294—were up 7.2 percent annually and below the week ending April 5 at 296,039 and the week ending March 29 at 301,317.

Intermodal trailers and containers were up 9.3 percent compared to the same period a year ago at 264,382, and topped the week ending April 5 at 261,084 and was below the week ending March 29 at 265,188.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, eight saw annual increases for the week ending April 12. Grain was up 21.7 percent and coal was up 11.2 percent. Metallic ores and metals saw a 3.9 percent decline.

For the first 15 weeks of 2014, carloads are up 1.6 percent annually at 4,194,072, and intermodal is up 4.8 percent at 3,728,465 trailers and containers.



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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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