Lumber and forest products volume was up 2.3% to 35,296 carloads.
Pulp and paper freight in June was up 1.5% and lumber/forest products rose 5.2%, the company showed.
Total railcars in the quarter were 8.2% higher with a 24.7% gain in agricultural products and a 14.2% rise in minerals and stone.Read more
US forest products rail carloads were 5.5% higher in the week and up 2.4% year-to-date. Canada was down 0.1% and 5.6% and Mexico was higher by 39.5% and 0.2% respectively.
Total North American carloads in the week were up 9.5% and year-to-date were 2.7% higher, AAR showed.Read more
Caraustar-Newark would have combined capacity of 866,000 tons per year of URB, with a total of 13 mill locations in nine states that also include other grades, namely gypsum wallboard, coated recycled board (CRB) and recycled containerboard.Read more
US forest products volume in the week was up 2.8%, Canada was 1% higher and Mexico rose 14.9%.
Total North American rail carloads in the week climbed 6.7% and were 2.4% higher year-to-date. Grain was 18.1% higher in the week and petroleum rose 14.6%, AAR showed.Read more
Forest products volume through 25 weeks of 2014 at 460,737 carloads was 1.2% lower than in 2013.
US traffic in the week was up 12.2%, Canada was up 1.8% and Mexico was 73.2% higher.
Total North American rail carloads in the week were up 3.5% and year-to-date were up 2.3%, AAR showed.Read more
US forest products volume rose 5.8% in the week, Canada was 1.8% higher and Mexico was up 31%.
Year-to-date volume was up 1.9% in the US, down 6.4% in Canada and 4.5% lower in Mexico, AAR showed.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, June 6, 2014 (RISI) -North American forest products railroad freight was 8.2% higher in the latest week ending May 31 from a year ago at 19,619 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads reported. Forest products carloads through 22 weeks of 2014 at 402,267 were 2% lower than the same period in 2013.
US forest products freight in the week surged 13.6%, Canada rose 1.2% and Mexico dropped 23.5%.
Total North American rail carloads were up 9.5% in the week and 2% year-to-date.Read more