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#11 CNJRoss

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:15 PM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 25 2017

Washington, D.C. – March 29, 2017

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 25, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 526,471 carloads and intermodal units, up 12 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending March 25 were 260,897 carloads, up 12.4 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 265,574 containers and trailers, up 11.6 percent compared to 2016.

 

Eight of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included grain, up 21.8 percent to 23,312 carloads; coal, up 19.8 percent to 79,422 carloads; and metallic ores and metals, up 15.8 percent to 22,248 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 were motor vehicles and parts, down 1.5 percent to 18,390 carloads; and petroleum and petroleum products, down 1.4 percent to 10,591 carloads.

 

For the first 12 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 3,064,382 carloads, up 5.5 percent from the same point last year; and 3,119,735 intermodal units, up 1.1 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 12 weeks of 2017 was 6,184,117 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 3.2 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending March 25, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 357,200 carloads, up 12.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 337,745 intermodal units, up 14 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 694,945 carloads and intermodal units, up 13.4 percent. North American rail volume for the first 12 weeks of 2017 was 8,173,778 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.1 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 80,295 carloads for the week, up 13.1 percent, and 62,580 intermodal units, up 21.7 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 12 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 1,674,268 carloads, containers and trailers, up 8.6 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 16,008 carloads for the week, up 20.6 percent compared with the same week last year, and 9,591 intermodal units, up 36.8 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 12 weeks of 2017 was 315,393 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 0.6 percent from the same point last year.

 

 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:59 AM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Rail Traffic for March and the Week Ending April 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. – April 5, 2017

 

​The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 1, 2017, as well as volumes for March 2017.

 

U.S. railroads originated 1,283,489 carloads in March 2017, up 7.3 percent, or 87,183 carloads, over March 2016. U.S. railroads also originated 1,298,173 containers and trailers in March 2017, up 3.8 percent, or 47,180 units, from the same month last year. Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in March 2017 were 2,581,662, up 5.5 percent or 134,363 carloads and intermodal units over March 2016.

 

In March 2017, 13 of the 20 carload commodity categories tracked by the AAR each month saw carload gains compared with March 2016. These included: coal, up 19 percent or 63,846 carloads; crushed stone, gravel, and sand, up 12.5 percent or 13,154 carloads; and grain, up 10.6 percent or 11,336 carloads. Commodities that saw declines in March 2017 from March 2016 included: motor vehicles and parts, down 5.3 percent or 4,999 carloads; petroleum and petroleum products, down 8.1 percent or 4,382 carloads; and chemicals, down 1.3 percent or 2,113 carloads. 

 

Excluding coal, carloads were up 2.7 percent, or 23,337 carloads, in March 2017 over March 2016

 

"Railroading is not for the faint of heart, as markets are continually changing and railroads have to adapt to changing circumstances," said AAR Senior Vice President of Policy and Economics John T. Gray.  "Despite recent increases, in absolute terms rail coal volumes are much lower than they were even a few years ago, and rail crude oil volumes are roughly half what they were a couple of years ago. On the other hand, this was the best March ever for carloads of crushed stone, sand, and gravel, and it was the best March for grain since 2008."

 

Total U.S. carload traffic for the first three months of 2017 was 3,324,102 carloads, up 5.7 percent, or 180,665 carloads, from the same period last year; and 3,387,680 intermodal units, up 1.4 percent, or 47,977 containers and trailers, from last year. 

 

Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 13 weeks of 2017 was 6,711,782 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to last year.

 

"This was the best first quarter ever for U.S. railroad intermodal volume," said Gray.  "Roughly half of intermodal is international trade, but it's not just intermodal that's associated with international trade.  At least 42% of the carloads and intermodal units our nation's railroads carry, and more than 35% of rail revenue, are directly associated with international trade. Approximately 50,000 rail jobs, worth over $5.5 billion in annual wages and benefits, depend directly on international trade."

 

 Week Ending April 1, 2017

Total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 527,665 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.2 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending April 1 were 259,720 carloads, up 9.1 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,945 containers and trailers, up 5.5 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 26.8 percent to 78,665 carloads; metallic ores and metals, up 14.6 percent to 24,379 carloads; and nonmetallic minerals, up 13 percent to 38,251 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 5.8 percent to 10,050 carloads; chemicals, down 5.6 percent to 32,210 carloads; and forest products, down 4.7 percent to 10,469 carloads.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending April 1, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 357,657 carloads, up 9.3 percent compared with the same week last year, and 341,863 intermodal units, up 6.8 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 699,520 carloads and intermodal units, up 8.1 percent. North American rail volume for the first 13 weeks of 2017 was 8,873,298 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 81,027 carloads for the week, up 11.3 percent, and 63,670 intermodal units, up 14.1 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 13 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 1,818,965 carloads, containers and trailers, up 8.9 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 16,910 carloads for the week, up 3.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,248 intermodal units, up 0.1 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 13 weeks of 2017 was 342,551 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 0.4 percent from the same point last year.

 



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:00 AM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending April 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. – April 12, 2017

 

​The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 8, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 513,022 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.1 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending April 8 were 252,056 carloads, up 9.8 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 260,966 containers and trailers, up 4.6 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 29 percent to 75,078 carloads; grain, up 26 percent to 23,778 carloads; and nonmetallic minerals, up 7.6 percent to 37,582 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 15.7 percent to 10,020 carloads; metallic ores and metals, down 1.4 percent to 20,941 carloads; and forest products, down 1 percent to 9,929 carloads.

 

For the first 14 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 3,576,158 carloads, up 6 percent from the same point last year; and 3,648,646 intermodal units, up 1.7 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 14 weeks of 2017 was 7,224,804 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 3.8 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending April 8, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 345,891 carloads, up 9.6 percent compared with the same week last year, and 334,403 intermodal units, up 5.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 680,294 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.5 percent. North American rail volume for the first 14 weeks of 2017 was 9,553,592 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.6 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 77,948 carloads for the week, up 10.2 percent, and 62,669 intermodal units, up 10.2 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 14 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 1,959,582 carloads, containers and trailers, up 9 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 15,887 carloads for the week, up 3.8 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,768 intermodal units, down 3.7 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 14 weeks of 2017 was 369,206 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 0.3 percent from the same point last year

 

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Posted 19 April 2017 - 05:33 PM

AAR news release:

 
AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending April 15, 2017

 

  Washington, D.C. –
April 19, 2017

 

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 15, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 519,318 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.9 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending April 15 were 255,485 carloads, up 6.2 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 263,833 containers and trailers, up 1.7 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 29.7 percent to 81,942 carloads; nonmetallic minerals, up 6.2 percent to 37,865 carloads; and grain, up 3.8 percent to 21,566 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included petroleum and petroleum products, down 14.9 percent to 9,267 carloads; motor vehicles and parts, down 12.3 percent to 16,247 carloads; and metallic ores and metals, down 4.4 percent to 22,621 carloads.

 

The week ending April 15, 2017 included Good Friday, which is a holiday for many railroads and rail customers. The comparable week in 2016 did not include Good Friday.

 

For the first 15 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 3,831,643 carloads, up 6 percent from the same point last year; and 3,912,479 intermodal units, up 1.7 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 15 weeks of 2017 was 7,744,122 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 3.8 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending April 15, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 353,404 carloads, up 7.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 334,847 intermodal units, up 1.5 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 688,251 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.7 percent. North American rail volume for the first 15 weeks of 2017 was 10,241,843 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.6 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 83,898 carloads for the week, up 18.2 percent, and 62,616 intermodal units, up 5.7 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 15 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 2,106,096 carloads, containers and trailers, up 9.3 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 14,021 carloads for the week, down 12 percent compared with the same week last year, and 8,398 intermodal units, down 25.8 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 15 weeks of 2017 was 391,625 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 1.5 percent from the same point last year.

 



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 07:06 PM

AAR news release:

 

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending April 22, 2017

 

Washington, D.C. –  April 26, 2017

 

 

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 22, 2017.

 

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 515,131 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.7 percent compared with the same week last year.

 

Total carloads for the week ending April 22 were 257,283 carloads, up 11.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 257,848 containers and trailers, down 1.3 percent compared to 2016.

 

Six of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2016. They included coal, up 30.9 percent to 76,864 carloads; grain, up 28.7 percent to 23,521 carloads; and metallic ores and metals, up 12.8 percent to 25,194 carloads. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2016 included motor vehicles and parts, down 11 percent to 17,030 carloads; petroleum and petroleum products, down 8.9 percent to 10,346 carloads; and miscellaneous carloads, down 6.4 percent to 8,913 carloads.

 

For the first 16 weeks of 2017, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 4,088,926 carloads, up 6.4 percent from the same point last year; and 4,170,327 intermodal units, up 1.5 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 16 weeks of 2017 was 8,259,253 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 3.8 percent compared to last year.

 

North American rail volume for the week ending April 22, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 355,027 carloads, up 12.5 percent compared with the same week last year, and 335,235 intermodal units, up 0.6 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 690,262 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.4 percent. North American rail volume for the first 16 weeks of 2017 was 10,932,105 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.8 percent compared with 2016.

 

Canadian railroads reported 82,040 carloads for the week, up 19.9 percent, and 65,938 intermodal units, up 8.2 percent compared with the same week in 2016. For the first 16 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 2,254,074 carloads, containers and trailers, up 9.6 percent.

 

Mexican railroads reported 15,704 carloads for the week, down 5.4 percent compared with the same week last year, and 11,449 intermodal units, up 5.3 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 16 weeks of 2017 was 418,778 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 1.5 percent from the same point last year.

 






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