AAR reports on the latest North American rail traffic
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported on the North American rail traffic that was recorded for the week ending 12 September 2020.
For the week, total US weekly rail traffic totalled 474 785 carloads and intermodal units, down 9.9% compared with the same week in 2019.
Total carloads for the week amounted to 214 142 carloads (down 15.2% compared with the same week in 2019), while the US weekly intermodal volume was 260 643 containers and trailers (down 5% compared to 2019).
One of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2019. This time it was grain, up 3098 carloads, to 21 550. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2019 included: coal (down 20 518 carloads to 60 278); non-metallic minerals (down 9007 carloads to 26 760); and metallic ores and metals (down 4648 carloads to 18 157).
For the first 37 weeks of 2020, US railroads reported cumulative volume of 7.88 million carloads (down 15.8% from the same point last year); and 9.16 million intermodal units (down 6.9% from last year). Total combined US traffic for the first 37 weeks of 2020 was 17.04 million carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 11.2% compared to last year.
North American rail volumes for the week ending 12 September 2020, based on data from 12 reporting US, Canadian, and Mexican railroads totalled 309 596 carloads (down 12.7% compared with the same week last year), and 348 700 intermodal units (down 5.9% compared with last year). Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 658 296 carloads and intermodal units, down 9.2%. North American rail volume for the first 37 weeks of 2020 was 23.48 million carloads and intermodal units, down 10.5% compared with 2019.
Canadian railroads reported 77 003 carloads for the week (down 5%), and 70 777 intermodal units (down 5.5% compared with the same week in 2019). For the first 37 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 5.16 million carloads, containers, and trailers, down 8.1%.
Mexican railroads reported 18 451 carloads for the week (down 11.6% compared with the same week last year), and 17 280 intermodal units (down 19.1%). Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 37 weeks of 2020 was 1.28 million carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 9.6% from the same point last year.
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/dry-bulk/21092020/aar-reports-on-the-latest-north-american-rail-traffic/
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