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#1 CNJRoss

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:29 AM

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AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending January 7, 2017  

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 11, 2017 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 7, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 441,417 carloads and intermodal units, down 11.4 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending January 7 were 221,146 carloads, down 7.7 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 220,271 containers and trailers, down 14.9 percent compared to 2016.

 

Two of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They were metallic ores and metals, up 5.4 percent to 20,403 carloads; and grain, up 0.9 percent to 21,476 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 32.1 percent to 8,903 carloads; farm products excl. grain, and food, down 18.4 percent to 13,802 carloads; and forest products, down 15.3 percent to 9,034 carloads.

 

For the first week of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 221,146 carloads, down 7.7 percent from the same point last year; and 220,271 intermodal units, down 14.9 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first week of 2017 was 441,417 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 11.4 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending January 7, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 302,333 carloads, down 6.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and 279,604 intermodal units, down 14.6 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 581,937 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.6 percent. North American rail volume for the first week of 2017 was 581,937 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.6 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 69,926 carloads for the week, up 1.9 percent, and 51,154 intermodal units, down 12.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first week of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 121,080 carloads, containers and trailers, down 4.8 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 11,261 carloads for the week, down 26.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and 8,179 intermodal units, down 16.5 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first week of 2017 was 19,440 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 22.6 percent from the same point last year.

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 11:40 PM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending January 21, 2017

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 25, 2017 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending January 21, 2017.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 530,299 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.1 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending January 21 were 262,496 carloads, up 10.7 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,803 containers and trailers, up 5.8 percent compared to 2016.

 

Eight of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 22.4 percent to 90,786 carloads; grain, up 16.3 percent to 24,485 carloads; and miscellaneous carloads, up 12.7 percent to 10,052 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 were petroleum and petroleum products, down 17.7 percent to 10,217 carloads; and forest products, down 5 percent to 9,726 carloads.

 

For the first 3 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 736,865 carloads, up 2.5 percent from the same point last year; and 751,080 intermodal units, down 3.2 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 3 weeks of 2017 was 1,487,945 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 0.5 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending January 21, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 359,088 carloads, up 11 percent compared with the same week last year, and 342,843 intermodal units, up 5.8 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 701,931 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.4 percent. North American rail volume for the first 3 weeks of 2017 was 1,961,848 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.2 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 79,951 carloads for the week, up 16.2 percent, and 63,635 intermodal units, up 7.2 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 3 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 400,755 carloads, containers and trailers, up 4.9 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 16,641 carloads for the week, down 4.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and 11,405 intermodal units, down 0.9 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 3 weeks of 2017 was 73,148 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 10.5 percent from the same point last year.

 



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 03:28 PM

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AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for January and Week Ending January 28, 2017

 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 1, 2017 – The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for January 2017.

 

Carload traffic in January totaled 996,573 carloads, up 2.9 percent or 28,341 carloads from January 2016. U.S. railroads also originated 1,021,068 containers and trailers in January 2017, down 1.8 percent or 18,553 units from the same month last year. For January 2017, combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations were 2,017,641, up 0.5 percent or 9,788 carloads and intermodal units from January 2016.

 

In January 2017, 9 of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by the AAR each month saw carload gains compared with January 2016. These included: coal, up 11.9 percent or 35,798 carloads; grain, up 5.2 percent or 4,570 carloads; and waste and nonferrous scrap, up 20.9 percent or 2,546 carloads. Commodities that saw declines in January 2017 from January 2016 included: petroleum and petroleum products, down 19.5 percent or 9,751 carloads; chemicals, down 3.6 percent or 4,456 carloads; and stone, clay and glass products, down 10.9 percent or 2,904 carloads.

 

Excluding coal, carloads were up down 1.1 percent or 7,457 carloads in January 2017 from January 2016.

 

"January rail traffic paints a mixed picture, with some commodities exceeding expectations, while others remained flat or down," said AAR Senior Vice President of Policy and Economics John T. Gray. "For most of last year, coal carloads were down sharply, but for the past couple of months, including January, they've been the major force behind rail carload gains. We can probably expect continued uncertainty in energy markets going forward, but we're hopeful that improving macro-economic fundamentals will drive improvement in rail volumes for many commodity categories this year."

 

Week Ending January 28, 2017

Total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending January 28, 2017 was 529,696 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.3 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending January 28 were 259,708 carloads, up 4.3 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 269,988 containers and trailers, up 2.4 percent compared to 2016.

 

Five of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 12.8 percent to 87,208 carloads; nonmetallic minerals, up 7.7 percent to 31,955 carloads; and metallic ores and metals, up 7.0 percent to 21,227 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 12.6 percent to 10,167 carloads; forest products, down 4.2 percent to 10,149 carloads; and chemicals, down 3.9 percent to 30,734 carloads.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending January 28, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 356,206 carloads, up 5.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 345,019 intermodal units, up 2.6 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 701,225 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.2 percent. North American rail volume for the first 4 weeks of 2017 was 2,663,073 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.2 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 79,900 carloads for the week, up 14.0 percent, and 64,152 intermodal units, up 3.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 4 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 544,807 carloads, containers and trailers, up 6.0 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 16,598 carloads for the week, down 3.8 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,879 intermodal units, up 2.8 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 4 weeks of 2017 was 100,625 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 8.2 percent from the same point last year.

 



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:03 PM

AAR news release:

 

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 4, 2017

 

Washington, D.C. – 2/8/2017

 

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 4, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 541,474 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.3 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending February 4 were 269,994 carloads, up 11.7 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 271,480 containers and trailers, up 3.3 percent compared to 2016.

 

Seven of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 25.7 percent to 92,222 carloads; grain, up 15.7 percent to 25,741 carloads; and miscellaneous carloads, up 12.7 percent to 10,032 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 were petroleum and petroleum products, down 15.8 percent to 10,088 carloads; forest products, down 4.3 percent to 10,045 carloads; and motor vehicles and parts, down 2.8 percent to 18,681 carloads.

 

For the first 5 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 1,266,567 carloads, up 4.7 percent from the same point last year; and 1,292,548 intermodal units, down 0.8 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 5 weeks of 2017 was 2,559,115 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 1.9 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending February 4, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 362,517 carloads, up 10.8 percent compared with the same week last year, and 346,049 intermodal units, up 3.5 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 708,566 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.1 percent. North American rail volume for the first 5 weeks of 2017 was 3,371,639 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.4 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 80,535 carloads for the week, up 14.6 percent, and 65,563 intermodal units, up 6.3 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 5 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 690,905 carloads, containers and trailers, up 6.9 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 11,988 carloads for the week, down 21 percent compared with the same week last year, and 9,006 intermodal units, down 9 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 5 weeks of 2017 was 121,619 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 9.7 percent from the same point last year.

 

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:35 PM

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AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 11, 2017  

Washington, D.C. – 2/15/2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 11, 2017.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 518,431 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.6 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending February 11 were 253,670 carloads, up 3.9 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 264,761 containers and trailers, up 1.5 percent compared to 2016.

 

Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They were coal, up 18.7 percent to 89,318 carloads; nonmetallic minerals, up 4.2 percent to 30,850 carloads; and metallic ores and metals, up 0.8 percent to 19,348 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 13.6 percent to 9,763 carloads; grain, down 8.5 percent to 20,477 carloads; and forest products, down 7 percent to 9,614 carloads.

 

For the first 6 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 1,520,237 carloads, up 4.5 percent from the same point last year; and 1,557,309 intermodal units, down 0.4 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 6 weeks of 2017 was 3,077,546 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 2 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending February 11, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 345,752 carloads, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week last year, and 337,597 intermodal units, up 1.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 683,349 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.9 percent. North American rail volume for the first 6 weeks of 2017 was 4,054,988 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.5 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 76,471 carloads for the week, up 7.6 percent, and 62,036 intermodal units, up 2.3 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 6 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 829,412 carloads, containers and trailers, up 6.6 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 15,611 carloads for the week, down 1.7 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,800 intermodal units, down 7.6 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 6 weeks of 2017 was 148,030 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 8.7 percent from the same point last year.

 



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

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AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending February 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. – 2/22/2017

 

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending February 18, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.8 percent compared with the same week last year. 

 

Total carloads for the week ending February 18 were 263,620 carloads, up 7.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,503 containers and trailers, up 6 percent compared to 2016. 

 

Seven of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 18.6 percent to 90,927 carloads; nonmetallic minerals, up 11.1 percent to 33,732 carloads; and miscellaneous carloads, up 10.6 percent to 9,292 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 were motor vehicles and parts, down 10.3 percent to 17,590 carloads; petroleum and petroleum products, down 3.7 percent to 9,878 carloads; and forest products, down 3.2 percent to 10,113 carloads. 

 

For the first 7 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 1,783,857 carloads, up 5 percent from the same point last year; and 1,824,812 intermodal units, up 0.5 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 7 weeks of 2017 was 3,608,669 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 2.7 percent compared to last year. 

 

North American rail volume for the week ending February 18, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 358,727 carloads, up 8.7 percent compared with the same week last year, and 341,460 intermodal units, up 6.6 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 700,187 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.6 percent. North American rail volume for the first 7 weeks of 2017 was 4,755,175 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2 percent compared with 2016. 

 

Canadian railroads reported 79,323 carloads for the week, up 15.4 percent, and 62,100 intermodal units, up 8.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 7 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 970,835 carloads, containers and trailers, up 7.4 percent. 

 

Mexican railroads reported 15,784 carloads for the week, down 4.1 percent compared with the same week last year, and 11,857 intermodal units, up 9.5 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 7 weeks of 2017 was 175,671 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 7.3 percent from the same point last year.

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 04:12 PM

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AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for February and Week Ending February 25, 2017

Crude Oil Carloads for Fourth Quarter of 2016 Also Updated

 

Washington, D.C. – 3/1/2017

 

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported weekly U.S. rail traffic, as well as volumes for February 2017.

 

Carload traffic in February totaled 1,044,040 carloads, up 6.7 percent or 65,141 carloads from February 2016. U.S. railroads also originated 1,068,439 containers and trailers in February 2017, up 1.8 percent or 19,350 units from the same month last year. For February 2017, combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations were 2,112,479, up 4.2 percent or 84,491 carloads and intermodal units from February 2016. 

 

In February 2017, 11 of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by the AAR each month saw carload gains compared with February 2016. These included: coal, up 19.2 percent or 57,589 carloads; crushed stone, gravel, and sand, up 13.1 percent or 10,091 carloads; and primary metal products, up 6.8 percent or 2,357 carloads. Commodities that saw declines in February 2017 from February 2016 included: petroleum and petroleum products, down 12.4 percent or 5,543 carloads; motor vehicles and parts, down 4.8 percent or 3,746; carloads and metallic ores, down 19.1 percent or 2,793 carloads. 

 

Excluding coal, carloads were up 1.1 percent or 7,552 carloads in February 2017 from February 2016.

 

Total U.S. carload traffic for the first 8 weeks of 2017 was 2,040,613 carloads, up 4.8 percent from the same point last year; and 2,089,507 intermodal units, up 0.04 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 8 weeks of 2017 was 4,130,120 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 2.3 percent compared to last year.

 

"The 19.2 percent increase in coal carloads in February 2017 was the highest percentage gain for coal since sometime before 1988 when our current record series began," said AAR Senior Vice President of Policy and Economics John T. Gray.  "While it's an impressive gain, February 2017 was, unfortunately, also the second worst February in absolute terms for coal since sometime before 1988.  It's all too representative of the challenges railroads are facing as their markets change.  However, these same market changes are offering new opportunities. Over the past 15 years, the industry has worked hard to create a solid foundation to exploit these opportunities."

 

Week Ending February 25, 2017 

Total U.S. weekly rail traffic for the week ending February 25, 2017 was 521,451 carloads and intermodal units, up 0.1 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending February 25 were 256,756 carloads, up 3.5 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 264,695 containers and trailers, down 3 percent compared to 2016.

 

Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They were coal, up 14 percent to 84,822 carloads; nonmetallic minerals, up 12.1 percent to 33,908 carloads; and metallic ores and metals, up 0.2 percent to 21,272 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 15.5 percent to 9,438 carloads; motor vehicles and parts, down 5.8 percent to 18,634 carloads; and miscellaneous carloads, down 4.3 percent to 8,921 carloads.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending February 25, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 351,728 carloads, up 4.6 percent compared with the same week last year, and 339,947 intermodal units, down 1.7 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 691,675 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.4 percent. North American rail volume for the first 8 weeks of 2017 was 5,446,850 carloads and intermodal units, up 3 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 78,200 carloads for the week, up 10.3 percent, and 64,428 intermodal units, up 5.2 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 8 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 1,113,463 carloads, containers and trailers, up 7.5 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 16,772 carloads for the week, down 2.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,824 intermodal units, down 6.4 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 8 weeks of 2017 was 203,267 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 6.9 percent from the same point last year.

 

Crude Oil Update 

The AAR also reported U.S. Class I railroads originated 43,293 carloads of crude oil in the fourth quarter of 2016, down 5,685 carloads or 11.6 percent from the third quarter of 2016 and down 41,632 carloads or 49 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015.

 

 



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Posted 08 March 2017 - 08:14 PM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. – March 8, 2017

 

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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 4, 2017.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 521,607 carloads and intermodal units, up 1.8 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending March 4 were 262,743 carloads, up 6.3 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 258,864 containers and trailers, down 2.3 percent compared to 2016.

 

Five of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 18.7 percent to 85,183 carloads; grain, up 7.5 percent to 23,991 carloads; and miscellaneous carloads, up 7.3 percent to 10,635 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 8.3 percent to 9,864 carloads; chemicals, down 2.7 percent to 32,057 carloads; and motor vehicles and parts, down 1.6 percent to 18,593 carloads.

 

For the first 9 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 2,303,356 carloads, up 5 percent from the same point last year; and 2,348,371 intermodal units, down 0.2 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 9 weeks of 2017 was 4,651,727 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 2.3 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending March 4, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 359,372 carloads, up 7.4 percent compared with the same week last year, and 330,483 intermodal units, down 1 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 689,855 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2 percent. North American rail volume for the first 9 weeks of 2017 was 6,136,705 carloads and intermodal units, up 3 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 80,555 carloads for the week, up 12.8 percent, and 60,691 intermodal units, up 4.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 9 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 1,254,709 carloads, containers and trailers, up 7.7 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 16,074 carloads for the week, down 0.4 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,928 intermodal units, up 0.6 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 9 weeks of 2017 was 230,269 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 6.1 percent from the same point last year.

 



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:17 PM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 11, 2017

 

Washington, D.C. –
March 15, 2017


The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 11, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 510,638 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending March 11 were 253,664 carloads, up 4.3 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 256,974 containers and trailers, up 4.5 percent compared to 2016.

 

Five of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 11.9 percent to 79,646 carloads; grain, up 10.9 percent to 24,248 carloads; and nonmetallic minerals, up 10.3 percent to 35,069 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 15.6 percent to 9,344 carloads; motor vehicles and parts, down 8.5 percent to 18,390 carloads; and forest products, down 5.1 percent to 9,789 carloads.

 

For the first 10 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 2,557,020 carloads, up 4.9 percent from the same point last year; and 2,605,345 intermodal units, up 0.2 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 10 weeks of 2017 was 5,162,365 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 2.5 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending March 11, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 347,055 carloads, up 5.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and 324,615 intermodal units, up 3.9 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 671,670 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.7 percent. North American rail volume for the first 10 weeks of 2017 was 6,808,375 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 77,024 carloads for the week, up 9 percent, and 57,958 intermodal units, up 3 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 10 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 1,389,691 carloads, containers and trailers, up 7.5 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 16,367 carloads for the week, up 8.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 9,683 intermodal units, down 4.1 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 10 weeks of 2017 was 256,319 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 5.2 percent from the same point last year.

 

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:40 PM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 18, 2017  

Washington, D.C. –

March 22, 2017

 

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported US. rail traffic for the week ending March 18, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 495,281 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.4 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending March 18 were 246,465 carloads, up 4.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 248,816 containers and trailers, up 0.3 percent compared to 2016.

 

Four of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 18.9 percent to 77,123 carloads; grain, up 8.1 percent to 23,243 carloads; and nonmetallic minerals, up 3.3 percent to 33,255 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included motor vehicles and parts, down 13.8 percent to 16,621 carloads; petroleum and petroleum products, down 9.3 percent to 9,655 carloads; and miscellaneous carloads, down 5.9 percent to 9,237 carloads.

 

For the first 11 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 2,803,485 carloads, up 4.9 percent from the same point last year; and 2,854,161 intermodal units, up 0.2 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 11 weeks of 2017 was 5,657,646 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 2.5 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending March 18, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 345,292 carloads, up 6.3 percent compared with the same week last year, and 319,052 intermodal units, up 2.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 664,344 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.3 percent. North American rail volume for the first 11 weeks of 2017 was 7,478,833 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.3 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 81,651 carloads for the week, up 12.4 percent, and 60,051 intermodal units, up 11.4 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 11 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 1,531,393 carloads, containers and trailers, up 7.9 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 17,176 carloads for the week, up 3.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,185 intermodal units, up 1.7 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 11 weeks of 2017 was 289,794 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 2.4 percent from the same point last year.

 






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