Canadian railways’ freight traffic rises in mid November

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Canadian railroads reported 81,944 carloads for the week ending November 19, 2016, up 10.8 percent, and 63,086 intermodal units, up 8.4 percent compared with the same week in 2015.

For the first 46 weeks of 2016, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 6,053,519 carloads, containers and trailers, down 4.4 percent.

Carloads in the United States for the same week totaled 271,420 units, up 1.3 percent compared with the same week in 2015, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 276,384 containers and trailers, up 4.4 percent compared to 2015.

Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 46 weeks of 2016 was 23,595,950 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 6.1 percent compared to last year.

Source: AAR

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