U.S. carload and intermodal volumes are up for week ending April 7, reports AAR
Carloads were up 4.6% at 261,898, and intermodal units headed up 3.1% at 263,007.
Transportation in the NewsSchneider expands middle mile configuration to its van truckload and intermodal assets North Carolina Ports to implement the Navis N4 terminal operating system Panjiva data shows a rebound in U.S.-bound ocean cargo shipments in March 2019 Dun & Bradstreet releases its Compliance & Procurement Sentiment Report Port of Long Beach outlines its growth strategy More Transportation News
Transportation Resource2019 Top 50 Trucking Companies: Working to Stay on Top The nation’s top carriers are making every effort to extend the trucking rally, satisfy customer needs and differentiate themselves in a cutthroat market.
United States rail carloads and intermodal volumes each saw annual gains for the week ending April 7, according to data issued this week by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Carloads were up 4.6% at 261,898, which was below the weeks ending March 31 and March 24 at 265,470 and 265, 756, respectively.
The AAR said that five of the ten carload commodity groups it tracks were up annually, including: coal, up 6,497 carloads, to 81,476; metallic ores and metals, up 2,427 carloads, to 23,401; and chemicals, up 2,138 carloads, to 33,694. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2017 included motor vehicles and parts, down 759 carloads, to 17,103; nonmetallic minerals, down 587 carloads, to 35,567; and miscellaneous carloads, down 331 carloads, to 9,087.
Intermodal containers and trailers were up 3.1% at 263,007, which was below the week ending March 31 at 269,281 and ahead of the week ending March 24 at 260,765.
Through the first 14 weeks of 2018, U.S. rail carloads are up 0.1% at 3,558,097, and intermodal units are up 5.3% at 3,759,388.
Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Next-Generation Data Capture Emerges 2019 Air Cargo Roundtable: Volumes and pricing gathering speed View More From this Issue