Canadian railways saw increase in freight volume in mid February

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Canadian railroads reported 79,323 carloads for the week ending February 18, 2017, up 15.4 percent, and 62,100 intermodal units, up 8.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016.

For the first 7 weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 970,835 carloads, containers and trailers, up 7.4 percent.

Carloads in the United States for the same week totaled 263,620 units, up 7.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 267,503 containers and trailers, up 6 percent compared to 2016.

North American rail volume for the week ending February 18, 2017, on 13 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 358,727 carloads, up 8.7 percent compared with the same week last year, and 341,460 intermodal units, up 6.6 percent compared with last year.

Source: AAR

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