Rail freight up in January according to Statistics Canada

by Canadian Shipper

Freight moved by Canadian railways is on the increase again, the latest Statistics Canada figures reveal.

The freight loaded by railways in Canada during January 2001 totalled 20.7 million metric tonnes (excluding intermodal traffic), an increase of 5.3% from January 2000.

The intermodal tonnage, made up of containers on flatcars and trailers on flatcars, was 1.8 million tonnes, up 13.9% from January 2000.

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