AAR reports annual gains in October for carload and intermodal volumes - Logistics Management
Logistics in the NewsAAR reports annual gains in October for carload and intermodal volumesAAR reports annual gains in October for carload and intermodal volumesPreferred Shipping signs re-seller agreement with Lone Star OvernightXPO Logistics introduces four new technology initiatives with an eye on LTL optimizationGlobal supply chain investors keep close tabs on 3PL M&A activityMore Logistics News. Rail carloads, at 1,338,037, rose 1%, or 12,598, annually for the month. And AAR said that 13 of the 20 carload commodity it tracks saw annual gains, including: petroleum & petroleum products, up 13,746 carloads or 28.4%; coal, up 6,828 carloads or 1.6%; and primary metal products, up 4,188 carloads or 9.8%. All in all, we expect most rail traffic categories to continue to benefit from what we hope will be continued solid economic growth.”. For the week ending November 3, U.S. carloads rose 5.4% to 560,046, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 8.9% to 289,741 units, on an annual basis. AAR said that through the first 44 weeks of 2018, U.S. rail carloads are up 1.9% to 11,586,596, and intermodal units are up 5.8% to 12,275,918.