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Rail Traffic Up Last Week

11:37 AM MST | December 23, 2009 | Vincent Valk

North American chemicals sector rail traffic rose 10.7% for the week ended December 19, to 40,338 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads. U.S. traffic was up 13.9%, to 26,404 cars. Canadian traffic rose 4.2%, to 12,923 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 20.8%, to 1,011 cars. Traffic in the U.S. and the continent as a whole rose from the prior week's totals. It was the sixth consecutive week that chemicals sector rail traffic posted a year-on-year increase. Overall freight rail traffic also rose last week, by 1.9% to 352,695 cars. Year-to-date the...

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