1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

AAR: Weekly rail traffic up 6.6 percent over 2013 for week ending May 10

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, May 15, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported increased U.S. rail traffic for the week ending May 10, 2014 with 296,813 total U.S. carloads, up 5.6 percent compared with the same week last year. Total U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,283 units, up 7.7 percent compared with the same week last year. Total combined U.S. weekly rail traffic was 564,096 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.6 percent compared with the same week last year.

Seven of the 10 carload commodity groups posted increases compared with the same week in 2013, including grain with 20,220 carloads, up 29.7 percent, and nonmetallic minerals and products with 38,941 carloads, up 13 percent. The commodities showing a decrease compared with the same week last year were led by chemicals with 30,406 carloads, down 2.2 percent.

For the first 19 weeks of 2014, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 5,381,138 carloads, up 2.6 percent compared with the same point last year, and 4,786,458 intermodal units, up 5.4 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 19 weeks of 2014 was 10,167,596 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.9 percent from last year.

Canadian railroads reported 86,451 carloads for the week, up 10.3 percent, and 61,161 intermodal units, up 14.7 percent compared with the same week in 2013. For the first 19 weeks of 2014, Canadian railroads reported cumulative volume of 1,432,479 carloads, down 4.3 percent from the same point last year, and 1,029,793 intermodal units, up 4.7 percent from last year.

Mexican railroads reported 15,971 carloads for the week, up 7.4 percent compared with the same week last year, and 10,923 intermodal units, up 13.8 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 19 weeks of 2014 was 287,239 carloads, up 1.9 percent from the same point last year, and 182,367 intermodal units, up 2.3 percent from last year.

Combined North American rail volume for the first 19 weeks of 2014 on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 7,100,856 carloads, up 1.1 percent compared with the same point last year, and 5,998,618 intermodal trailers and containers, up 5.2 percent compared with last year.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2014 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Safety Task Force Hotline
800-306-5414

Decertification Helpline
800-393-2716

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
Oil by rail up 9 percent as U.S. oil production hits 8.5 million barrels a day
Lawyers, union want charges dropped against railway employees in Lac-Megantic disaster
As rail traffic jam persists, U.S. power plants look to roads, rivers
AAR: Combined weekly rail traffic up 3.2 percent over 2013 for week ending August 23
Air quality problems dog Canadian oil by rail terminal
Editorial: Big plans in store for high-speed rail in Texas
Railroad police officer falls off bridge, knocked unconscious in struggle with suspect
Maryland pulls $30 million from CSX rail facility project
Rail agreement opens fresh markets for North Dakota crops
North Dakota congressional delegation criticizes CP Rail
CP Rail train derails in western Saskatchewan, wind may have been factor
Amtrak street work leads to historic finds
Railroad Retirement Board financial reports

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe