trending Market Intelligence /marketintelligence/en/news-insights/trending/TkvQUp3xT2hyXnugOIvh4A2 content esgSubNav
Log in to other products

 /


Looking for more?

Contact Us
In This List

US coal rail traffic sees 4.5% growth YOY

Blog

Q1 2021 Global Capital Markets Activity: SPAC IPOs, Issuance in Consumer Discretionary Sector Surge

Blog

COVID-19 Impact & Recovery: Private Equity

Blog

Utility sector progressing on gender diversity, but experts say more work needed

State and Federal Policy Roundtable – A Green Administration?


US coal rail traffic sees 4.5% growth YOY

Total U.S. coal rail traffic for the week ended Dec. 22 grew 4.5% year over year to 93,964 carloads, according to data from the Association of American Railroads.

Year-to-date coal rail traffic decreased 0.5% through the week, while total rail traffic for the week grew 4.2% year over year to 567,252 carloads and intermodal units.

SNL Image

BNSF Railway Co. coal shipment volumes clocked in at 40,969 carloads in the week ended Dec. 22, gaining less than 1% from the previous week's 40,859 carloads and up 10.4% compared to 37,096 carloads in the year-ago week.

Union Pacific Corp.'s coal shipment volumes this week were at 24,334 carloads, rising 9.5% from 22,221 carloads the previous week and up 7.2% compared to the previous year's weekly volume of 22,693.

Eastern railroad CSX Transportation Inc.'s shipment volumes of coal stood at 17,563 carloads, falling 3.0% from the previous week's 18,114 carloads and slipping 1.3% compared to 17,803 carloads the same week in the previous year.

Norfolk Southern Corp.'s coal shipment volumes totaled 20,152 carloads for the week, sliding 1.4% from the previous week's 20,436 carloads but growing 4.6% compared to 19,268 carloads the same week a year ago.

Kansas City Southern's latest weekly coal shipment volume was 3,188 carloads, sliding 4.2% from 3,327 carloads the previous week. The railroad serves 10 U.S. states and Mexico.

Data collected by S&P Global Market Intelligence from railroads indicate both cars originated on their lines during the week and cars received from a connecting railroad during the same week.