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AAR releases weekly rail traffic update

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has released a US rail traffic report for the week ending 10 September 2022.

For this week, total US weekly rail traffic was 464 261 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.9% compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending 10 September were 223 384 carloads, down 0.2% compared with the same week in 2021, while US weekly intermodal volume was 240 877 containers and trailers, down 1.7% compared to 2021.

Five of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2021. They included motor vehicles and parts, up 3251 carloads, to 13 373; grain, up 1495 carloads, to 18 214; and farm products excluding grain, and food, up 720 carloads, to 15 695. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2021 included metallic ores and metals, down 2451 carloads, to 19 937; coal, down 2432 carloads, to 67 492; and miscellaneous carloads, down 1595 carloads, to 8265.

For the first 36 weeks of 2022, US railroads reported cumulative volume of 8 314 096 carloads, up 0.2% from the same point last year; and 9 489 127 intermodal units, down 5.1% from last year. Total combined US traffic for the first 36 weeks of 2022 was 17 803 223 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 2.7% compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending 10 September 2022, on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railroads totalled 321 989 carloads, up 2% compared with the same week last year, and 323 856 intermodal units, up 1% compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 645 845 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.5%. North American rail volume for the first 36 weeks of 2022 was 24 341 405 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.4% compared with 2021.

Canadian railroads reported 76 704 carloads for the week, up 3.7%, and 67 703 intermodal units, up 7.9% compared with the same week in 2021. For the first 36 weeks of 2022, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 5 195 334 carloads, containers and trailers, down 2.5%.

Mexican railroads reported 21 901 carloads for the week, up 21.8% compared with the same week last year, and 15 276 intermodal units, up 18.1%. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 36 weeks of 2022 was 1 342 848 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 1.7% from the same point last year.

Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/dry-bulk/15092022/aar-releases-weekly-rail-traffic-update/

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