SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6, 2020 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products railroad freight declined 6.1% in 2019 from a year ago to 860,535 carloads, according to the Assn of American railroads. This year’s volume was 5.7% below 2017.
US forest products freight was 4.5% lower for the year to 509,238 carloads. Canada declined 8.4% to 349,875 carloads, including an eight-day strike by the Teamsters union in late November.
Mexico’s small forest industry freight volume was down 1.4% in the year to 1,422 carloads.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Dec. 27, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 8.9% in the latest week ending Dec. 21, 2019, and year-to-date was down 6.2% to 846,756 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported.
Total North American carloads were down 3.9% through 51 weeks of 2019 with coal down 20.8%, ores and metal down 8.2%, and grain off 4.3%.
US forest products freight in the week was 5.1% lower and year-to-date was down 4.5% to 500,493 carloads.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -Canadian total forest products railroad freight fell 36.4% in the week ending Nov. 23, 2019, to 4,621 carloads reflecting a Teamsters strike against CN (Canadian National) that began at midnight Nov. 19, and ended Nov. 26 with a tentative labor agreement.
The strike included 3,200 CN union workers, mainly conductors, which resulted in the rail network running at about 10% of capacity over eight days, the company said.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Nov. 25, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 2.1% through 46 weeks of 2019 at 769,271 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. In the latest week ending Nov. 16, freight was down 7.1% to 15,379 carloads.
The statistics are before a strike was launched against CN at midnight Nov. 19 by the Teamsters Canadian Rail Conference.Read more
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2019 (Fastmarkets RISI) -North American forest products rail freight was down 8.6% in the latest week ending Sept. 28 from a year ago, and through 39 weeks of 2019 was 5.4% lower to 656,871 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported.
Year-to-date US forest products rail volume was down 4.2% from a year ago at 385,626 carloads, Canada was 7% lower to 328,910 carloads and Mexico was down 10.9% to 1,038 carloads, AAR showed.
Year-to-date total forest products freight was 4.8% lower in mid-August from a year ago.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 11, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -North American total forest products railroad freight was 0.5% higher in 2018 from a year ago to 916,777 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume in 2017 was 1.7% lower from 2016 at 912,295 carloads, including pulp and paper, lumber and wood products, and primary forest products, such as woodchips and logs.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, April 13, 2018 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -Total North American forest products railroad freight was down 2.5% through 14 weeks of 2018 ending Apr. 7 from a year ago at 239,542 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume was down 3.7% in the latest week at 17,370 carloads.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Oct. 17, 2017 (RISI) -After Greenpeace announced the racketeering lawsuit against it filed by Resolute Forest Products was dismissed, Resolute said it would proceed with the case.
District Court for the Northern District of California judge Jon S. Tigar dismissed all claims, Greenpeace said, including claims under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) act ruling the group was exercising freedom of speech rights.
The judge said Resolute could try to meet his objections by rewriting its lawsuit, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.Read more