The comparison week from last year was affected by the Chinese New Year, which has a significant impact on container volume, AAR noted.Read more
Meanwhile, dock workers started a strike on Thursday, March 4th, at 6 a.m. after labour talks between unions and employers broke down during the night. Dock workers have stopped handling cargo at all Finnish ports, which is expected to halt Finland's exports and imports.Read more
Lumber and wood products freight at 4,584 carloads in the week was 7.7% higher and primary forest products at 3,125 carloads was up 7.5%.
Through seven weeks of 2010, North American pulp and paper freight at 62,207 carloads was 7.4% lower than in 2009, lumber and wood products were 4.7% higher, and primary forest products was up 0.6%.Read more
Despite the recession, the flow of container goods between the European continent and ports in the north of Sweden is growing. Container transports are increasing for both export products leaving Northern Sweden and goods to consumers and industry in the region.Read more