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.