7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

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

AAR reports rail traffic for the week ending April 13, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, April 17, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending April 13, 2019.

For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 528,167 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.2 percent compared with the same week last year.

Total carloads for the week ending April 13 were 260,800 carloads, up 1.0 percent compared with the same week in 2018, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,367 containers and trailers, down 3.2 percent compared to 2018.

Three of the 10 carload commodity groups posted an increase compared with the same week in 2018. They were coal, up 6,284 carloads, to 82,065; petroleum and petroleum products, up 3,736 carloads, to 13,387; and chemicals, up 395 carloads, to 32,355. Commodity groups that posted decreases compared with the same week in 2018 included nonmetallic minerals, down 3,675 carloads, to 34,173; motor vehicles and parts, down 1,120 carloads, to 17,704; and grain, down 1,006 carloads, to 21,640.

For the first 15 weeks of 2019, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 3,707,826 carloads, down 2.8 percent from the same point last year; and 4,002,599 intermodal units, down 0.8 percent from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 15 weeks of 2019 was 7,710,425 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 1.8 percent compared to last year.

North American rail volume for the week ending April 13, 2019, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 364,377 carloads, up 0.1 percent compared with the same week last year, and 356,390 intermodal units, down 1.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 720,767 carloads and intermodal units, down 0.6 percent. North American rail volume for the first 15 weeks of 2019 was 10,460,846 carloads and intermodal units, down 1.2 percent compared with 2018.

Canadian railroads reported 84,785 carloads for the week, essentially unchanged from 2018, and 74,039 intermodal units, up 10.2 percent compared with the same week in 2018. For the first 15 weeks of 2019, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 2,209,437 carloads, containers and trailers, up 2.0 percent.

Mexican railroads reported 18,792 carloads for the week, down 10.3 percent compared with the same week last year, and 14,984 intermodal units, down 15.3 percent. Cumulative volume on Mexican railroads for the first 15 weeks of 2019 was 540,984 carloads and intermodal containers and trailers, down 5.4 percent from the same point last year.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

NTSB: “The engineer was set up to fail” in 2017 Amtrak derailment that killed 3 near Dupont, Wash.
California sues over $929 million in canceled high-speed rail funding
Union Pacific will lay off nearly 200 in Hermiston, Ore.
Oregon officials react to news of UP layoffs in Hermiston
STB to hear shippers speak on demurrage and accessorial charges
Four in custody for shooting at Georgia & Florida train
City of Palestine asks UP to prove local employment levels
Increased freight traffic suspends traffic on 2 Amtrak routes
Golden Spike weekend drew 38,000 visitors to Utah, exceeding expectations
Q&A Medicare for railroad families
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines