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Chemicals sector rail traffic rises 4.9%

4:27 PM MST | January 24, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America rose 4.9% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 19 January, to 42,102 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was down 0.3%, to 29,970 cars. Canadian traffic rose 20.1%, to 10,753 cars, while Mexican traffic was up 21.5%, to 1,379 cars. Traffic fell from the prior week’s totals, though it rose in the US and Mexico.   Overall, North American freight rail traffic was down 0.1% YOY during the week ended 19 January, to 369,320 cars, AAR says. Year-to-date, the...

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