Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises as Carloads Continue Decline
U.S. rail intermodal traffic rose for the week ended June 13 as carloads declined for the 11th consecutive week, the Association of American Railroads reported.
Intermodal traffic increased 1.6% from the same week last year to 276,907 intermodal trailers and containers, AAR announced June 24 in its weekly report.
The rise follows a 4.9% increase the prior week. Rail carload volume, which excludes intermodal units, dropped 6.1% year-over-year to 271,098 carloads.
The last carload increase was the week of April 18, when volume rose 1.2%.
Four of the 10 commodity groups tracked by AAR posted an increase in traffic for the week, led by miscellaneous products at 15.7%.
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