US intermodal traffic higher for second consecutive week

Weekly U.S. intermodal volumes rose year-over-year for the second week in a row, according to the Association of American Railroads.

The increase comes as the ports of Long Beach and Oakland in California reported that imports were up year-over-year in July.

U.S. freight railroads originated 278,210 intermodal units for the week of Aug. 15, a 1.9% increase from the same period in 2019. On a sequential basis, intermodal volumes were roughly flat, rising 0.4%.

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