Statistics Canada announced that the country’s railways carried a total of 29.8 million tonnes of freight in September, down 1.6% from the same month last year.
The Federal agency reports that total rail freight originating in Canada decreased 1.6% from the same month last year to 27.2 million tonnes.
Non-intermodal freight declined 1.6% to 295,343 carloads in September. The amount of freight loaded into these cars totalled 24.4 million tonnes, down 2.2% from the same month last year.
Intermodal freight loadings rose 2.3% to just over 189,000 units between September 2015 and September 2016. The 2.7% increase in containers-on-flat-cars offset the 13.7% decline in trailers-on-flat-cars. In terms of weight, intermodal traffic increased 3.9% to 2.8 million tonnes.
Freight traffic received from the United States fell 1.2% to 2.6 million tonnes as a result of a 2.3% decrease in non-intermodal freight, while intermodal freight from the United States increased 10.2%.< Return