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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 1.8%

4:53 PM MDT | October 11, 2012 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 1.8% during the week ended 6 October, to 41,488 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic was up 1.4%, to 29,768 cars. Canadian traffic was up 0.5%, to 10,251 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 19.4%, to 1,469 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals, though it rose in Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic declined 4.7% during the week ended 6 October, to 378,718 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the North American chemicals sector...

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