AAR: US Weekly Rail Traffic Up 17.9%% vs Same Week Last Yr
6/16 11:20 AM
AAR: US Weekly Rail Traffic Up 17.9% vs Same Week Last Yr OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The Association of American Railroads data show total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 529,635 carloads and intermodal units in the week ended June 12, up 17.9% versus the same week last year. Total carloads for the week profiled were 241,628 carloads, up 21.8% compared with the same week in 2020 while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 288,007 containers and trailers, up 14.8% compared to 2020. "For some rail categories, percentage changes for the current week compared with the same week in 2020 are inflated because of the widespread shutdowns--and subsequent large reduction in rail volumes--that impacted many economic sectors last year at this time," wrote AAR. AAR data shows petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 10,638 for the week-ended June 12, up 12.9% versus the same week in 2020. Year to date, petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 250,421, down 5% from the corresponding period in 2020. For the first 23 weeks of 2021, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 5,296,418 carloads, up 8.3% from the same point last year, and 6,494,976 intermodal units, up 18.5% from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 23 weeks of 2021 was 11,791,394 carloads and intermodal units, an increase of 13.7% compared to last year. (c) Copyright 2021 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved.
 
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