U.S. MEXICO RAIL TRANSBORDER TRAFFIC OVERVIEW
U.S. Mexico Chamber of Commerce – Mid America Chapter
October 18th - Southfield, MI
U.S. / Mexico Rail Traffic Overview
Cumulative, 40 Weeks - US Rail Traffic
Ending October 6:
2012
2011
Change
Carloads 11,325,845 11,633,099 -2.60%
Intermodal 9,462,377 9,123,282 3.70%
(Top Commodities Shipped Coal, Chemicals & Grain)
Cumulative, 40 Weeks - MX Rail Traffic
Ending October 6:
2012
2011
Change
Carloads
574,395
573,825
0.10%
Intermodal 396,116
335,428
18.10%
(Top Commodities Vehicles/Parts, Stone/Clay/Glass & Metallic Ores)
Source AAR
Mexico's Railway Network Carried Record 108 million Tonnes in 2011,
of Which 6.9 Million was IM. (Freight Volumes Increased Over 100% Since Privatization)
Rail Carries About 42 Percent of Freight in US, But Only 26 Percent in Mexico.
Great Deal of Growth Potential Still Untapped.
Rail Offers Better Security on Freight Goods. Customer Claims Due to Theft, Vandalism
or Damage Account for Only .02 of total shipments.
CN and CP
UP and BN
FXE and KCSM
CSX and NS
KCS
CGR
U.S.Trade With Mexico by Top Rail Ports:
2006 – 2011
Value in Billions of U.S. Dollars
30
25
20
Laredo, TX
15
Eagle Pass, TX
Nogales, AZ
10
El Paso, TX
5
0
2006
2007
2008
Source: BTS Transborder Surface Freight Data
2009
2010
2011
Origin
Destination
Transit
Detroit
Monterrey
8 days
Detroit
San Luis Potosi
9 days
Detroit
Mexico City
10 days
Rail Service from Detroit to MX
Railroads: The Green Option
“For shipments over 1,000 miles, using intermodal transport cuts fuel use
and greenhouse gas emissions by 65%, relative to truck alone.”
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
In 2011, U.S. freight railroads moved a ton of freight an average of 469
miles per gallon of fuel. Source: AAR
Door to Door
Supply Chain Solutions
Ground
Transportation
Warehousing
Automotive
Distribution
Center
Rail Barge
and Ferry
Customs and
Transportation
Management
Freight
Forwarding
In Summary
Continue to make
innovative investments
Respond quickly
to changing markets
Listen to customers’ broader
transportation needs and
launch new solutions
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U.S. Mexico Rail Transborder Traffic Overview