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May 08, 2018
April ends on a positive note for Canadian railroads' freight volume
According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 84,115 carloads for the week ending April 28, up 1.1 percent, and 68,512 intermodal units, up 3.5 percent compared with the same week in 2017.
For the first 17 weeks of 2018, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 2,465,091 carloads, containers and trailers, up 2.7 percent.
North American rail volume for the week on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 372,452 carloads, up 2.7 percent compared with the same week last year, and 370,863 intermodal units, up 6.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 743,315 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.5 percent.
North American rail volume for the first 17 weeks of 2018 was 12,053,949 carloads and intermodal units, up 2.8 percent compared with 2017.
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