AAR reports weekly gains for intermodal and carloads for week ending September 14

By Staff
September 20, 2013 - LM Editorial

Carload and intermodal volumes were up for the week ending September 14, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

Carload volume—at 296,221—was up 1.5 percent annually and ahead of the week ending September 7 at 278,594 and below the week ending August 31 at 302,026.

Intermodal was up 4.9 percent annually at 296,221 trailers and containers and ahead of the week ending September 7 at 228,899 and the week ending August 31 at 259,672.

Total weekly traffic for carloads and intermodal units—at 562,094—was up 3.1 percent annually.

Of the ten main commodity groups tracked by the AAR, seven saw annual increases.
Motor vehicles and parts and petroleum and petroleum products were each up 14.4 percent, and grain was down 9.8 percent. 

On a year-to-date basis, carloads are down 1.0 percent at 13,355,569, and intermodal is up 3.7 percent at 9,015,014 containers and trailers.



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News · Intermodal · AAR · Railroad Shipping · 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.

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