July 11, 2014 9:45 AM, EDT
Intermodal Rail Volume Rises 10.5% for Week
Richard Knutson/BNSF Railway

U.S. rail intermodal traffic increased 10.5% in the week ended July 5 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.

Railroads moved 227,097 intermodal trailers and containers, AAR said July 10 in its weekly report.

Rail carload volume, which excludes intermodal units, increased 9.4% year-over-year to 270,731 carloads.

All 10 of the commodity groups AAR tracks increased over last year, led by motor vehicles and parts at 53.7%.

For the first 27 weeks of the year, intermodal volume has increased 6.1% from the same period last year to 6.9 million units.

Year-to-date, intermodal volume for all of North America increased 6% to 8.6 million trailers and containers.