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June 18, 2018

Canadian railways saw carload numbers rise in early June

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 82,262 carloads for the week ending June 9, 2018, up 6.2 percent, and 69,351 intermodal units, up 0.8 percent compared with the same week in 2017.

For the first 23 weeks of 2018, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,379,007 carloads, containers and trailers, up 3.4 percent.

North American rail volume for the week ending June 9, 2018, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 375,770 carloads, up 3 percent compared with the same week last year, and 377,353 intermodal units, up 4.3 percent compared with last year. Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 753,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.7 percent.

North American rail volume for the first 23 weeks of 2018 was 16,473,646 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.2 percent compared with 2017.

Source: AAR