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AAR: North American rail freight 8.6pc down on year ago last October

NORTH American rail volume for the week ending October 26 on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railways totalled 344,796 carloads, down 8

AAR: North American rail freight 8.6pc down on year ago last October

NORTH American rail volume for the week ending October 26 on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railways totalled 344,796 carloads, down 8

08 November 2019 - 19:00

NORTH American rail volume for the week ending October 26 on 12 reporting US, Canadian and Mexican railways totalled 344,796 carloads, down 8.6 per cent year on year, and 360,303 intermodal units, down 7.3 per cent, according to the Association of American Railroadss (R).

Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 705,099 carloads and intermodal units, down eight per cent. North American rail volume for the first 43 weeks of 2019 was 30,449,640 carloads and intermodal units, down 3.2 per cent compared with 2018.



Total US weekly rail traffic was 513,147 carloads and intermodal units, down 8.8 per cent compared with the same week last year.



Total carloads for the week ending October 26 were 243,321 carloads, down 9.4 per cent, while US weekly intermodal volume was 269,826 containers and trailers, down 8.3 per cent.



Canadian railways reported 81,902 carloads for the week, down 7.9 per cent, and 71,105 intermodal units, down 3.6 per cent compared with the same week in 2018. For the first 43 weeks of 2019, Canadian railways reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 6,523,922 carloads, containers and trailers, up 0.7 per cent.



Mexican railways reported 19,573 carloads for the week, down 1.1 per cent compared with the same week last year, and 19,372 intermodal units, down 5.6 per cent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railways for the first 43 weeks of 2019 was 1,625,137 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 2.8 per cent from the same point last year.


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