Might Rail Carloads down, Intermodal Up In comparison with 2019

by Calculated Danger on 6/04/2021 12:59:00 PM From the Affiliation of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission. U.S. rail volumes in Might 2021 had been encouraging. Complete originated carloads averaged 241,089 per week, essentially the most since October 2019 and up 30.4% over Might 2020.…In the meantime, intermodal averaged


by Calculated Danger on 6/04/2021 12:59:00 PM

From the Affiliation of American Railroads (AAR) Rail Time Indicators. Graphs and excerpts reprinted with permission.

U.S. rail volumes in Might 2021 had been encouraging. Complete originated carloads averaged 241,089 per
week, essentially the most since October 2019 and up 30.4% over Might 2020.

In the meantime, intermodal averaged 287,956 originated containers and trailers per week in Might
2021. That’s down a bit from April — when the weekly common of 293,488 set a brand new all-time file —
but it surely’s nonetheless the seventh most for any month in historical past and by far essentially the most ever for Might.
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This graph from the Rail Time Indicators report exhibits the six week common of U.S. Carloads in 2019, 2020 and 2021:

In Might 2021, whole U.S. rail carloads averaged 241,089
per week — up 30.4% over Might 2020 and essentially the most for
any month since October 2019.

Carloads excluding coal had been up 26.6% in Might
2021 over Might 2020 and down 1.2% from Might 2019.

Rail TrafficThe second graph exhibits the six week common of U.S. intermodal in 2019, 2020 and 2021: (utilizing intermodal or delivery containers):

For intermodal, volumes in Might 2021 had been up
26.2% over Might 2020, averaging 287,956 containers and
trailers per week. That’s down a bit from April 2021 —
when the weekly common of 293,488 set a brand new all-time
month-to-month file — but it surely’s nonetheless the seventh most for any
month in historical past and by far essentially the most ever for Might.



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