North America Rail Traffic: to July 18, 2020

North America Rail Traffic: to July 18, 2020

For the week ending July 18, 2020, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 481,597 carloads and intermodal units, down -8.5% compared with the same week last year said the the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Wednesday.

Total carloads for the week ending July 18 were 214,685 carloads, down -16% compared with the same week in 2019, while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 266,912 containers and trailers, down -2% compared to 2019.
For the first 29 weeks of 2020, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 6,117,168 carloads, down -16% from the same point last year; and 6,951,086 intermodal units, down -10% from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first 29 weeks of 2020 was 13,068,254 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of -13% compared to last year.

Canada Railcar Loading in US to July 18, 2020

Canadian railroads reported 71,949 carloads for the week, down -13%, and 67,698 intermodal units, down -5% compared with the same week in 2019. For the first 29 weeks of 2020, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 4,005,349 carloads, containers and trailers, down -8.5%.

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