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Rail Traffic Rises 20.9%

4:44 PM MDT | May 13, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 20.9% year-on-year last week, to 45,507 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). U.S. traffic rose 14.6%, to 29,475 cars. Canadian traffic was up 32.6%, to 14,400 cars, while Mexican traffic rose 54.5%, to 1,632 cars. Overall, North American freight rail traffic rose 19.4% year-on-year last week, to 377,366 cars. Year-to-date, chemicals sector traffic is up 18.1% in North America, to 809,063...

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