Monday, January 9, 2012

AAR says 2011 volumes show gains compared to 2010

Railroad and intermodal volumes continued to move in the right direction in 2011, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Total carload volume in 2011 at 15,155,992 was up 2.2 percent year-over-year compared to 2010’s 14,820,128 and up 9.7 percent over 2009’s roughly 13.8 million.
And intermodal volume at 11,892,431 trailers and containers was up 5.4 percent year-over-year compared to 2010’s 11,283,151 trailers and containers and up 20.4 percent compared to 2009’s roughly 9.9 million units. 2009 represented the lowest annual carload and intermodal tallies on record, according to AAR data. Continued

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