INTERACTIVE: N American weekly chemical railcar traffic falls 3.2%

Source: ICIS News

2019/02/13

HOUSTON (ICIS)--North American chemical railcar loadings fell year on year for the week ended 9 February, with decreases in all three countries, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said in a Wednesday report.

For the first six weeks of 2019, North America chemical railcar loadings were higher from the same period of last year, with increases in the US and Canada.

In the US, chemical railcar loadings represent about 20% of chemical transportation by tonnage, with trucks, barges and pipelines carrying the rest, while in Canada producers rely on rail to ship more than 70% of their products, with some relying exclusively on rail.

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