US rail transport increases in March despite fall in steel shipments

US rail transport has increased in March despite a drop in steel shipments: the March, according to a statement by the American Railways Association (AAR), that the total traffic of US railways in March this year increased with the increase in intermodal and wagon loading traffic, compared to March of 2013. In March, intermodal traffic of US railways was recorded as 9,9 trailers and containers with an annual increase of 92.661 or 1.025.907 units. Thus, intermodal traffic in the United States has shown an annual increase in fifty-second month. In March, the average weekly intermodal traffic reached the highest march level with the 256.477 trailer and container. Total wagon loadings in the same month were recorded as 3,5 units with an increase of 38,628 or 1.156.697 units on an annual basis.


In the 20 sector's 11, data collected by AAR in March, wagon shipments increased on an annual basis. The largest increases in the wagon loadings in the given month were seen with 21,2 or 14.272 wagons, coal, 2,2 or 9,649 wagons, and coal, 5,6 or 4.454 wagons, as well as oil, sand and gravel, and 8,2 or 4.524 wagons for shipments of oil and petroleum products. The biggest decreases in wagon shipments in March were iron and scrap, 13,7 or 2.602 wagons, annually 7,1 or 1.345 wagons, metal ore and 2,1 or 874 wagons.

In the US, 2,9 or 14.707 wagons increased year-on-year in March, excluding coal and grain shipments.

John T. Gray, deputy chairman of the AAR Department of Politics and Economics, said in a statement on the subject: “US railway transportation has experienced a strong rise in March following the mediocre appearance in February. In particular, grain shipments recorded a significant increase. The railways are working hard to carry the largest grain harvest in US history. In addition, coal wagon shipments also rose in March. This has only happened once in the past two years. March statistics, 2013 broken intermodal traffic record at 2014'de was a proof that will be developed. Leri



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