27 October 2011 19:48 [Source: ICIS news]
(updates with Canadian and Mexican chemical railcar traffic data)
Canadian chemical railcar loadings for the week totalled 10,388, down from 11,008 in the same week a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said.
The previous week ended 15 October saw a year-on-year decrease of 7.3%.
The weekly chemical railcar loadings data are seen as an important real-time measure of chemical industry activity and demand.
Year to date to 22 October, Canadian chemical railcar shipments were up by 10.2% to 470,331.
The AAR said chemical railcar traffic in
Year to date to 22 October, Mexican chemical railcar shipments were up by 6.3% to 49,937 carloads.
Chemical railcar traffic on US railroads rose by 2.9% year on year for the week ended on 22 October – to 29,420 chemical railcar loadings, compared with 28,603 in the same week in 2010.
Meanwhile, overall US weekly railcar shipments for the 19 high-volume freight commodity groups tracked by the
For all of North America, total weekly railcar traffic rose by 1.1% to 397,410 carloads as increases in
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