AAR reports volume gains for week ending June 15

By Staff
June 21, 2013 - LM Editorial

Carload and intermodal volumes were up annually for the week ending June 15, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Weekly carload volume—at 288,879—was up 0.5 percent compared to a year ago and ahead of the week ending January 8 at 278,249 and the week ending June 1 at 269,276.


Intermodal—at 254,266 trailers and containers—saw a 1.7 percent annual gain and was ahead of the weeks ending June 8 and June 1 at 252,641 and 248,210, respectively.

Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 543,145—was up 1.1 percent annually.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, four saw annual increases.
Petroleum and petroleum products were up 35.6 percent. Grain was down 12.1 percent.

On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.6 percent at 6,648,308 and intermodal is up 3.9 percent at 5,767,958 containers and trailers.



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