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U.S. intermodal rail traffic rose 4.6% last year from 2012 to just over 12.8 million units, the Association of American Railroads reported Jan. 2.
Intermodal volume for the week ended Dec. 28 jumped 10.6% from a year ago to 172,396 units, AAR said in its weekly report.
Total combined U.S. weekly rail traffic dipped 0.5% for the 52-week period ended Dec. 28 to 14.6 million units. It gained 9.2% for the year’s final full week, to 403,329 units.
Combined North American intermodal volume rose 4.4% for the year to 16.1 million units, and total rail traffic edged up 0.2% to 19.5 million carloads, AAR said.