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January 1 to December 22, North American rail freight rises 3.4pc

NORTH American rail volume for the week ending December 22 year on year to 3

January 1 to December 22, North American rail freight rises 3.4pc

NORTH American rail volume for the week ending December 22 year on year to 3

02 January 2019 - 19:00

NORTH American rail volume for the week ending December 22 year on year to 3.4 per cent to 765,659 carloads and intermodal units, according to the Association of American Railroads (R).

Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 765,659 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.9 per cent. North American rail volume for the first 51 weeks of 2018 was 37,424,031 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.4 per cent compared with 2017.



US carloads for the week were 277,111 carloads, up 3.1 per cent compared with the same week in 2017, while weekly intermodal volume was 290,141 containers and trailers, up 5.3 per cent compared to 2017.



Canadian railways reported 87,956 carloads for the week, up 4.8 per cent, and 71,747 intermodal units, up 4.4 per cent year on year. Canadian railways reported year to date rail traffic volume of 7,738,993 carloads, containers and trailers, up 3.8 per cent year on year.



Mexican railroads reported 20,925 carloads for the week, down 6.2 per cent compared with the same week last year, and 17,779 intermodal units, down 0.8 per cent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 51 weeks of 2018 was 1,983,224 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers.


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