Intermodal Traffic Rises 6.1% for Week

Posted in: Freight Factoring News- Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

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Intermodal volume rose 6.1% for the week ended Saturday from the same week a year ago, the Association of American Railroads reported.

Traffic increased to 257,969 trailers and containers, AAR said in its weekly report.

Rail carload traffic decreased 0.2% to 288,803 year-over-year, the rail trade group said.

Six of the 10 carload commodity groups tracked by AAR posted increases, led by petroleum and petroleum products, which jumped 16.8%. Commodities showing a decrease included grain, which fell 11.4%.

For the first 32 weeks of the year, U.S. railroads moved 7.7 million intermodal containers and trailers, up 3.5% from last year. Carload traffic dipped 1.3% to 8.9 million units.

Article Source: Transport Topics

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