Weekly US coal train loadings averaged 81.3 trains/day in the week ended July 16, up 9.8 trains/day from the previous week and up 16.8 trains/day from the year-ago week, Surface Transportation Board data showed July 23.
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Average loadings in the Powder River Basin totaled 49.6 trains/day, the highest level since the first week of 2020. Loadings rose 2.1 trains/day week on week and jumped 12.3 trains/day from the year-ago week.
In the Illinois Basin, loadings averaged 4.1 trains/day, down 1 train/day from the previous week and flat from the year-ago week.
Northern Appalachian loadings jumped 5.6 trains/day from the week before to 8.6 trains/day. Year on year, they rose 2.1 trains/day.
Average loadings in the Central Appalachian basin were 12.3 trains/day, up 2.9 trains/day from the previous week and up 1.2 trains/day from the year-ago week.
In other basins, loadings averaged 6.7 trains/day, up 0.2 train/day week on week and up 2.2 trains/day from the year-ago week.