The shutdown of the second of the mill's two paper machines removes about 25 railcars per day out of the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway system, raising questions about the future viability of the service operated by Florida-based RailAmerica.Read more
Weekly pulp and paper freight in the US was down 4.5%, Canada dropped 8.6% and Mexico surged 23.3% from a year ago.
Year-to-date volumes were up 5.8% in the US, up 2.4% in Canada and 15.1% higher in Mexico.Read more
Rail shipments through 35 weeks of 2011 at 337,268 carloads was up 4.8% from the same period of 2010.
US pulp and paper freight in the week was up 0.4%, Canada dropped 10.3% and Mexico was off 16.3%.
North American lumber and wood products rail volume for the week at 5,607 carloads was 22.7% higher and year-to-date at 184,096 units was up 8% over 2010.Read more