AAR:Petroleum Products Rail Volume Up 0.2%% on Year Last Wk
2/12 12:46 PM
AAR:Petroleum Products Rail Volume Up 0.2% on Year Last Wk OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The Association of American Railroads data released this afternoon shows petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 12,770 for the week-ended Feb. 8, up 0.2% versus the same week in 2019. Year-to-date, petroleum and petroleum products carloads totaled 79,784, up 0.9% from the corresponding period in 2019. For the week profiled, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 485,329 carloads and intermodal units, down 6.6% compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week-ending Feb. 8 were 232,116 carloads, down 4.2% compared with the same week in 2019 while U.S. weekly intermodal volume was 253,213 containers and trailers, down 8.8% compared to the same week last year. For the first six weeks of 2020, U.S. railroads reported cumulative volume of 1,397,849 carloads, down 5.6% from the same point last year; and 1,498,293 intermodal units, down 6% from last year. Total combined U.S. traffic for the first six weeks of 2020 was 2,896,142 carloads and intermodal units, a decrease of 5.8% compared to last year. (c) 2020 DTN. All rights reserved.