AAR reports mixed volumes for week ending July 13

By Staff
July 19, 2013 - LM Editorial

Carload and intermodal volumes were mixed for the week ending July 13, according to data released this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carload volume—at 277,132—was down 3.1 percent annually and ahead of the week ending July 6 (which was likely impacted by the July 4 holiday) at 247,896 and below the week ending June 29 at 281,367.

Intermodal was up 0.9 percent annually at 248,201 trailers and containers and ahead of the week ending July 6 at 205,597 and below the week ending June 29 at 249,763.

Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 525,333—was down 1.3 percent annually.

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

Petroleum and petroleum products were up 19.7 percent. Motor vehicles and parts dropped 19.3 percent.

On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.4 percent at 7,742,393 and intermodal is up 3.5 percent at 6,724,236 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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