US pulp and paper freight through three weeks was 4.6% higher, Canada was up 10.5% and Mexico 34.5% above 2010 levels.Read more
Lumber and wood products freight for the week ending Jan. 15 was up 5.3% and year-to-date was 7.7% higher.
Total rail freight for the week was up 5.1%.Read more
North American pulp and paper carloads reached 485,932 units in 2010 compared with 474,038 units in 2009.
US pulp and paper carloads for the year were 1.7% higher, Canada was up 3.9% and Mexico was 4.2% lower, AAR showed.Read more
North American lumber and wood products freight surged 44.8% in the latest week and at 238,508 carloads through 51 weeks were 9.4% higher.Read more
"When the port was established, best estimates were that we would be lucky to do 50,000 tons a year," Chris Gardner, executive director of the Eastport Port Authority said Monday. "This record-breaking year certainly speaks to the potential of this port."Read more