AAR reports annual U.S. carload and intermodal gains for week ending January 12
Rail carloads, at 266,240, headed up 10.3%, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 288,887, increased 5.3%.
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Rail carloads, at 266,240, headed up 10.3%, which was ahead of the weeks ending January 5 and December 29 at 221,759 and 210,333, respectively.
AAR said that ten carload commodity groups it tracks saw annual gains, including coal, up 11,218 carloads, to 87,228; metallic ores and metals, up 3,967 carloads, to 24,490; and petroleum and petroleum products, up 2,920 carloads, to 13,925.
Intermodal containers and trailers, at 288,887, increased 5.3% annually, topping the 214,344 for the week ending January 5 and the 201,343 for the week ending December 29.
For the first two weeks of 2019, U.S. carloads are up 8.4% annually to 487,999, and intermodal units rose 5.3% to 503,231.