Canadian railways start the year with an increase in freight volume

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Canadian railroads reported 75,862 carloads for the week ending January 14, 2017, up 10.5 percent, and 60,227 intermodal units, up 3.6 percent compared with the same week in 2016.

For the first two weeks of 2017, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 257,169 carloads, containers and trailers, up 1.3 percent.

Carloads in the United States for the same week totaled 253,223 units, up 4.4 percent compared with the same week in 2016, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 263,006 containers and trailers, down 0.3 percent compared to 2016.

North American rail volume for the first two weeks of 2017 was 1,259,917 carloads and intermodal units, down 3.9 percent compared with 2016.

Source: AAR

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