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June 13, 2014 8:45 AM, EDT
Intermodal Rail Volume Rises 6.8% for Week
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U.S. rail intermodal traffic increased 6.8% in the week ended June 7 compared with the same week last year, the Association of American Railroads reported.

Railroads moved 269.823 intermodal trailers and containers that week, AAR said June 12 in its weekly report.

Rail carload volume, which excludes intermodal units, increased 5.3% year-over-year to 269,823 carloads.

Nine of the 10 commodity groups that AAR tracks increased over last year, led by grain at 15.5%.

For the first 23 weeks of the year, intermodal volume has increased 5.8% from the same period last year to 5,834,878 units.

Year-to-date, intermodal volume for all of North America increased 5.7% to 7.33 million trailers and containers.