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AAR releases weekly rail traffic update

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For this week, total US weekly rail traffic was 416 489 carloads and intermodal units, down 5.5% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending 7 January were 212 962 carloads, up 1.4% compared with the same week in 2022, while US weekly intermodal volume was 203 527 containers and trailers, down 11.8% compared to 2022.

Seven of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2022. They included coal, up 8870 carloads, to 63 928; petroleum and petroleum products, up 1215 carloads, to 10 119; and motor vehicles and parts, up 960 carloads, to 11 752. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2022 were chemicals, down 7016 carloads, to 27 356; miscellaneous carloads, down 1691 carloads, to 7016; and forest products, down 1117 carloads, to 8574.

North American rail volume for the week ending 7 January 2023, on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railroads totalled 305 444 carloads, up 5.4% compared with the same week last year, and 271 276 intermodal units, down 9.4% compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 576 720 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.1%. North American rail volume for the first week of 2023 was 576 720 carloads and intermodal units, down 2.1% compared with 2022.

Canadian railroads reported 72 040 carloads for the week, up 19.5%, and 54 498 intermodal units, down 4.0% compared with the same week in 2022. For the first week of 2023, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 126 538 carloads, containers and trailers, up 8.1%.

Mexican railroads reported 20 442 carloads for the week, up 5.5% compared with the same week last year, and 13 251 intermodal units, up 10.8%. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first week of 2023 was 33 693 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, up 7.5% from the same point last year.

Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/rail-barge/12012023/aar-releases-weekly-rail-traffic-update/

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