Rail Intermodal Rebounds After West Coast Dock Shutdown
October 24, 2002
Rail intermodal traffic was up sharply during the week ended Oct. 19 as West Coast docks continued to clear up the backlog of containers that occurred as a result of their earlier shutdown,
the Assn. of American Railroads (AAR) said Thursday.
Intermodal volume totaled 201,571 trailers and containers, up 7.4% from the comparable week last year and 32.8% from the previous week this year. Container volume was up 10.7% from last year, while trailer loadings declined by 1.2%.
Railroads reporting to AAR account for 90% of U.S. carload freight and 97% of rail intermodal volume.