Canadian railroad freight traffic picks up a little bit in first week of September

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 78,580 carloads for the week ending September 5, up 0.7 percent, and 73,558 intermodal units, up 11.3 percent compared with the same week in 2019.

For the first 36 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 5,011,733 carloads, containers and trailers, down 8.2 percent.

North American rail volume for the week ending September 5, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 319,928 carloads, down 4.8 percent compared with the same week last year, and 377,841 intermodal units, up 20.8 percent compared with last year.

Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 697,769 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.6 percent. North American rail volume for the first 36 weeks of 2020 was 22,822,410 carloads and intermodal units, down 10.5 percent compared with 2019.

Source: AAR

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