Pulp and paper carloads reached 9,438 in the week and pushed year-to-date carloads to 465,121, up 2% from the same 50 week period of 2009.
US pulp and paper freight was 6% higher in the week and 1.1% higher year-to-date. Canadian freight surged 20.9% in the week and was up 3.5% year-to-date. Mexican freight jumped 158% in the week to 98 carloads and was 6.5% lower year-to-date.Read more
Paper, timber and other forestry industry products are moved by rail from paper mills and saw mills throughout Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg for onward transport by sea to export markets worldwide. In certain case southbound goods need to be reloaded into containers.Read more
The Vicksburg Post reports a train pulling 30 freight cars carrying huge rolls of paper left the tracks and caught fire Sunday afternoon near U.S. Highway 61 North and Mississippi Highway 3.
IP spokeswoman Amy Sawyer says company officials are gathering information about the incident. She says 18-wheelers can be used to transport products.Read more
Deregulation of freight traffic is increasingly allowing solutions to be created together with pan-European players instead of only with national operators, as used to be the case.Read more
Volume of 9,962 carloads in the week brought year-to-date carloads to 436,209, up 1.4% from the same 47-week period of 2009.
US pulp and paper freight in the week was 9.7% higher and Canada was up 6.6%. Mexican freight volume in the week almost doubled to 55 carloads and year-to-date was down 12.3%.Read more
Pulp and paper volume through 44 weeks of 2010 at 407,883 carloads was 1.1% higher than in 2009.
US pulp and paper freight for the week was up 6.1% and Canadian volume was 12.2% higher.
North American lumber and wood products rail freight at 4,445 carloads for the week rose 12%. Year-to-date volume at 207,704 carloads was 8.4% higher than 2009, AAR showed.Read more