Rail Transportation and Commodity Market Insight Reports

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GRAIN CARLOADS REPORT - JULY 5, 2017

Strong Grain Rail Carloads This Spring Directs Shippers Attention To The Global Commodities Market.

Weekly rail carloads of grain for Deliveries to Port (# of cars)

(Source: USDA)

 

RAIL CAR STORAGE INSIGHT

Report shows the last three years in rail car storage pricing, by region.

MEDIAN DAILY STORAGE RATE ACROSS REGION ($ PER CAR PER DAY)

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COMMODITIES PRICING REPORT

Two-year Pricing trend of major commodities relevant to rail freight rates (Including Oil & Gas, Coal, Metals, and Agriculture). 

NYMEX CRUDE OIL WTI ($/BBL)

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RAIL TRAFFIC INSIGHT

June 2017 Rail traffic (Year Over Year Change)

Breakout of Recent Weekly US Rail Traffic

5-week average ending July 1, 2017
  • US Carloads ▲4%

  • Canada Carloads ▲14%

  • Agriculture ▼0%

  • Chemical ▲1%

  • Petroleum ▼-1%

  • Coal ▲13%

  • Aggregates ▲12%

  • Metals ▲5%


GRAIN COMMODITY MOVEMENTS DIRECTS SHIPPER ATTENTION TO GLOBAL COMMODITY MARKET.

U.S. grain carloads are up by 25% versus May of last year. This increase in grain car traffic was driven by strong exports demand. While the activities have been exciting for rail shipping, this year-on-year gain will be short lived if US grain prices do not stay competitive in the international market.

Weekly rail carloads of grain for Deliveries to Port (# of cars)

Source: USDA

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