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July 16, 2018

Canadian railways' carloads and intermodal numbers up in early July

According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Canadian railroads reported 77,607 carloads for the week ending July 7, 2018, up 9.4 percent, and 64,497 intermodal units, up 2.7 percent compared with the same week in 2017.

For the first 27 weeks of 2018, Canadian railroads reported cumulative rail traffic volume of 3,982,386 carloads, containers and trailers, up 3.7 percent.

North American rail volume for the week ending July 7, 2018, on 12 reporting U.S., Canadian and Mexican railroads totaled 338,186 carloads, up 5.9 percent compared with the same week last year, and 327,254 intermodal units, up 9.8 percent compared with last year.

Total combined weekly rail traffic in North America was 665,440 carloads and intermodal units, up 7.8 percent. North American rail volume for the first 27 weeks of 2018 was 19,399,124 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.5 percent compared with 2017.

Source: AAR