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AAR releases weekly rail traffic update

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For this week, total US weekly rail traffic was 489 111 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.4% compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending 24 September were 231 258 carloads, down 3.2% compared with the same week in 2021, while US weekly intermodal volume was 257 853 containers and trailers, down 5.4% compared to 2021. Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2021.

They were motor vehicles and parts, up 1610 carloads, to 13 165; coal, up 819 carloads, to 70 697; and nonmetallic minerals, up 372 carloads, to 34 436. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2021 included metallic ores and metals, down 3405 carloads, to 20 708; grain, down 2276 carloads, to 19 540; and chemicals, down 1758 carloads, to 30 261.

For the first 38 weeks of 2022, US railroads reported cumulative volume of 8 784 882 carloads, up 0.2% from the same point last year; and 9 998 106 intermodal units, down 5.1% from last year. Total combined US traffic for the first 38 weeks of 2022 was 18 782 988 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 2.7% compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending 24 September 2022, on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railroads totalled 333 265 carloads, down 1.3% compared with the same week last year, and 342 019 intermodal units, down 4.3% compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 675 284 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.8%. North American rail volume for the first 38 weeks of 2022 was 25 700 318 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.4% compared with 2021.

Canadian railroads reported 79 152 carloads for the week, down 1.2%, and 68 448 intermodal units, down 3.6% compared with the same week in 2021. For the first 38 weeks of 2022, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 5 499 480 carloads, containers and trailers, down 2.4%.

Mexican railroads reported 22 855 carloads for the week, up 22.4% compared with the same week last year, and 15 718 intermodal units, up 15.3%. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 38 weeks of 2022 was 1 417 850 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 2.5% from the same point last year.

Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/dry-bulk/30092022/aar-releases-weekly-rail-traffic-update/

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