Railroads moved 269.823 intermodal trailers and containers that week, AAR said June 12 in its weekly report.
Rail carload volume, which excludes intermodal units, increased 5.3% year-over-year to 269,823 carloads.
Nine of the 10 commodity groups that AAR tracks increased over last year, led by grain at 15.5%.
For the first 23 weeks of the year, intermodal volume has increased 5.8% from the same period last year to 5,834,878 units.
Year-to-date, intermodal volume for all of North America increased 5.7% to 7.33 million trailers and containers.
Source: Transport Topics