Wagons in June and intermodal transport decreased compared to last year

on Estimated risk per 07/09/2022 08:11:00

From the Association of American Railroads (AAR) Railway time indicators. Charts and excerpts reprinted with permission.

Total in June The number of wagons in the US fell by 1.5% compared to last year, their third consecutive monthly decline. …

US intermodal departures in June decreased by 4.6% compared to last year.their fifth decline in the first six months of 2022.
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This chart from Report “Time indicators on the railway” shows the average number of railcars in the US for six weeks in 2020, 2021 and 2022:

In June 2022, US railroads shipped 1.16 million railcars, down 1.5% from June 2021. This is the third straight year-on-year decline and the fourth in the first six months of 2022. In the second quarter of 2022, the total number of wagons decreased by 2.7%. since last year; in the first half of the year they decreased by 0.1%. Since 1988, when our data began to be collected, only in 2020 there were fewer wagons in the first half of the year than in 2022.

rail trafficThe second chart shows an average of six weeks (not monthly) US intermodal shipping in 2020, 2021 and 2022: (using intermodal or shipping containers):

US railroads also shipped 1.32 million intermodal units in June, down 4.6% from last year. This is the fifth decline in the first six months of 2022 and the tenth in the last 11 months. In June 2022, intermodal departures averaged 264,624 departures per week, the lowest in four months.