AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending August 10

By Staff
August 16, 2013 - LM Editorial

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

Carload volume—at 288,803—was down 0.2 percent annually and ahead of the week ending August 3 at 287,372 and below the week ending July 27 at 295,532.

Intermodal was up 6.1 percent annually at 257,969 trailers and containers and ahead of the week ending August 3 at 255,024 and the week ending July 27 at 256,379.

Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 546,772—was up 2.7 percent annually.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, six saw annual increases.
Petroleum and petroleum products were up 16.8 percent. Grain was down 11.4 percent.

On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.3 percent at 8,890,938 and intermodal is up 3.5 percent at 7,747,032 containers and trailers.



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