Scrap metal and coal shipments down on US railways
According to a statement by the American Railways Association (AAR), the total traffic of US railways in February was recorded as 10,5 trailers and containers with an annual 983.078 increase. In February, railway traffic in the country was the highest since December of 2010. The weekly average intermodal traffic of US railways in February was recorded as 245.770 wagon loading. Accordingly, in February this year, the weekly intermodal traffic of US railways outperformed the average of the previous weeks' February average.
Total wagon shipments were recorded as 1,1 units with a yearly 1.113.843 decrease in February. Wagon shipments, excluding coal and grain, were recorded as 4,5 units with a yearly increase of 25.311.
64,2 increased 2,6, 4,8 for shipments of oil and petroleum products, 7,1 for shipments of oil and petroleum products, 14,7 for coal deliveries, XNUMX for main metal product shipments and XNUMX for shipments of ferrous scrap.
In the first nine weeks of 2013, wagon shipments in US railways declined by 4 by 2.453.447 year on year, while intermodal rail traffic in the US was recorded as 7,6 trailers and containers with an annual 2.151.708 increase. During the period in question, 690.157 units in Canada increased by 2,2 with year-on-year 6,3, while intermodal traffic of Canadian railways was recorded as 460.163 trailers and containers with an annual 9,2 increase. In the first nine weeks of the year, Mexican rail transports increased by 130.634 to 3,4 with an annual 84.540 increase, while intermodal railway traffic in Mexico was recorded as XNUMX trailers and containers with an annual XNUMX increase.
During the first nine weeks of 2013, North American railways produced a total of 2,3 wagons with an annual total of% 3.724.238, while the total intermodal traffic of North American railways was 7,2 units and containers with an annual 2.696.411 increase.
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