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Pulp and paper traffic on the Genesee & Wyoming jumps 6.4% in June

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Pulp and paper traffic on the Genesee & Wyoming jumps 6.4% in June

July 26, 2013 - 07:11
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Genesee & Wyoming reported pulp and paper traffic in June was up 6.4% to 13,909 carloads compared with a year ago and reflecting the combination of the company with RailAmerica. Lumber and forest products volume in June was 0.7% higher to 10,781 carloads.

For second quarter, pulp and paper carloads at 41,372 carloads were 7.8% higher than in 2012. Lumber and forest products volume was 8% higher to 34,506 carloads. G&W's total traffic in June was up 3.7% and for second quarter was 6.7% higher.

Total North American forest products rail traffic, including pulp and paper and lumber and wood products, was 4.2% higher in the week ending July 6. Forest products traffic through 27 weeks of 2013 at 503,313 carloads was 1.4% higher than the same period in 2012, according to the Assn of American Railroads.