Total combined U.S. traffic for 2020 was 25,157,476 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of -7.2% compared to last year.
Total U.S. carload traffic for the first 12 months of 2020 was 11,482,059 carloads, down -13%, or 1,705,963 carloads, from the same period last year; and 13,675,417 intermodal units, down -2%, or 255,634 containers and trailers, from last year, said the Association of American Railroads Wednesday.
U.S. railroads originated 1,101,324 carloads in December 2020, down -3.7%, or 42,666 carloads, from December 2019. U.S. railroads also originated 1,334,495 containers and trailers in December 2020, up +12%, or 145,126 units, from the same month last year.
Combined U.S. carload and intermodal originations in December 2020 were 2,435,819, up +4.4%, or 102,460 carloads and intermodal units from December 2019.