US Intermodal Traffic Rises 13.5 Percent

US Intermodal Traffic Rises 13.5 Percent

In the week ending Jan. 19, U.S. intermodal volume rose 13.5 percent year-over-year to 249,397 trailers and containers, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Carload volume in the fourth week ending Jan. 19 dropped 3.5 percent compared with the same week last year to 277,490 carloads. Weekly carload traffic fell 3.0 percent on eastern railroads and 3.9 percent on western railroads compared with last year.

Canadian intermodal volume increased 11.5 percent to 53,581 trailers and containers for the week, and Mexican intermodal volume declined 5.9 percent to 23,988 trailers and containers.