Rail carloads fell 3.3% annually to 263,265, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 5.6% annual gain to 284,215.
By LM Staff
November 17, 2017
United States rail carloads and intermodal volume for the week ending November 11 was mixed, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Rail carloads fell 3.3% annually to 263,265, which was below the week ending November 4 at 266,652 and slightly ahead of the week ending October 28 at 263,064.
AAR noted that five of the 10 carload commodity groups were up annually, including: nonmetallic minerals, up 1,450 carloads, to 38,318; chemicals, up 1,058 carloads, to 30,662; and metallic ores and metals, up 892 carloads, to 22,673. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included coal, down 6,740 carloads, to 85,378; grain, down 3,973 carloads, to 22,845; and petroleum and petroleum products, down 865 carloads, to 10,284.
Intermodal containers and trailers saw a 5.6% annual gain to 284,215, which topped the week ending November 4 at 272,097 and the week ending October 28 at 283,518.
On a year to date basis, U.S. carloads are up 3.1% annually at 11,702,354, and intermodal units are up 3.7% annually at 12.133,011.