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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 17 September 2022.

For this week, total US weekly rail traffic was 490 654 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.9% compared with the same week last year

Total carloads for the week ending 17 September were 239 528 carloads, up 2% compared with the same week in 2021, while US weekly intermodal volume was 251 126 containers and trailers, down 7.3% compared to 2021.

Five of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2021. They included coal, up 3948 carloads, to 72 774; nonmetallic minerals, up 2491 carloads, to 35 163; and motor vehicles and parts, up 2185 carloads, to 13 879. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2021 included metallic ores and metals, down 3192 carloads, to 21 581; miscellaneous carloads, down 1623 carloads, to 8250; and forest products, down 1362 carloads, to 9076.

For the first 37 weeks of 2022, US railroads reported cumulative volume of 8 553 624 carloads, up 0.3% from the same point last year; and 9 740 253 intermodal units, down 5.1% from last year. Total combined US traffic for the first 37 weeks of 2022 was 18 293 877 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 2.7% compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending 17 September 2022, on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railroads, totalled 342 034 carloads, up 3.5% compared with the same week last year, and 341 595 intermodal units, down 4.7% compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 683 629 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.8%. North American rail volume for the first 37 weeks of 2022 was 25 025 034 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.4% compared with 2021.

Canadian railroads reported 81 350 carloads for the week, up 3.7%, and 75 196 intermodal units, up 0.6% compared with the same week in 2021. For the first 37 weeks of 2022, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 5 351 880 carloads, containers and trailers, down 2.4%.

Mexican railroads reported 21 156 carloads for the week, up 22.1% compared with the same week last year, and 15 273 intermodal units, up 18%. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 37 weeks of 2022 was 1 379 277 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 2.1% from the same point last year.

Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/dry-bulk/22092022/aar-releases-weekly-rail-traffic-update/

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