Index IRAILMS

Hannah BlalockRail/Intermodal

Index Name: Inbound Rail Market Share What is it? The portion of container shipments on railroad that arrived inbound to a particular market during the prior seven days. IRAILMS is broken down between loaded and empty: IRAILMSL and IRAILMSE. Who is interested? Railroads, railroad shippers, intermodal marketing companies, drayage companies, freight brokerage companies, analysts What does it tell me? IRAILMS … Read More

Index ORAILMS

Hannah BlalockRail/Intermodal

Index Name: Outbound Rail Market Share What is it? The portion of container shipments on railroad that departed outbound from a particular market during the prior seven days. ORAILMS is broken down between loaded and empty: ORAILMSL and ORAILMSE.  Who is interested? Railroads, railroad shippers, intermodal marketing companies, drayage companies, freight brokerage companies, analysts What does it tell me? ORAILMS … Read More

Intermodal Spread – China North American East-West Spread

FreightWaves Customer SuccessRail/Intermodal

What is it? IMSPRD.PANA measures the difference between the all-in rates to ship goods from China to the Midwest through West Coast ports and East Coast ports. Specifically, we combine daily maritime container spot rates and weekly intermodal spot rates to compare the costs of moving freight from China to Chicago on different lanes. IMSPRD.PANA is calculated by adding FBXD.CNAE … Read More

International and Domestic Rail Container Volumes

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What is it? The daily volume of non-refrigerated intermodal containers moving in the United States and Canada. The data is broken out as follows: Direction of travel Inbound to a market e.g. Chicago or CHI The letter “I” will be the first letter in the ticker i.e. IRAIL20L.CHI Outbound from a market e.g. Chicago or CHI The letter “O” will … Read More

Carloads Originated and Received (ORAILCAR & RRAILCAR)

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What is it? Carloads originated (ORAILCAR) and carloads received (RRAILCAR) are a set of indices broken down by commodity, as well as total carloads, showing how many carloads started on the specified railway and how many carloads began on a separate railway but terminated on the specified railway, respectively. These indices are for each Class I railroad and all Class … Read More

Dwell Time and Train Speed (RAILDWELL/RRTD & RAILSPEED)

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What is it? Dwell time (RAILDWELL or RRTD) and train speed (RAILSPEED) are a set of indices broken down by commodity, as well as a sum of all the commodities. Dwell time shows the amount of time a train waits at its origination point for that specific commodity. Train speed shows the average weekly speed in miles per hour, for … Read More

Inbound and Outbound Fuel Surcharge (IRRUTFS/IRRSTFS & ORRUTFS/ORRSTFS)

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What is it? Inbound and outbound fuel surcharges are a set of indices broken down by commodity, as well as a sum of all the commodities which show the fuel surcharge a rail line charges for a specific train type and grain type. The fuel surcharges are for specific routes, or origin destination pairs, as well as markets. IRRSFSCORN: Inbound … Read More

Inbound and Outbound Tariff Rates (IRRUTTR/IRRSTTR & ORRUTTR/ORRSTTR)

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What is it? Inbound and outbound tariff rates are a set of indices broken down by commodity, as well as a sum of all the commodities which show the tariffs a rail line charges for a specific train type and grain type. The tariff rates are for specific routes, or origin destination pairs, as well as markets. IRRSTRCORN: Inbound Railroad … Read More

Inbound and Outbound Tariff Rates and Fuel Surcharge (IRRUTTF/IRRSTTF & ORRUTTF/ORRSTTF)

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What is it? Inbound and outbound summed tariff rates and fuel surcharges are a set of indices broken down by commodity, as well as a sum of all the commodities which show the tariffs a rail line charges for a specific train type and grain type. The tariff rates and fuel surcharges are for specific routes, or origin destination pairs, … Read More

Rail Cost Indices (RC)

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What is it? The rail cost indices are series of accounting indices typically used for compliance in the railroad industry. The data is indexed to 100 in 1977 for both the annual and quarterly data. The data covers the United States, Eastern United States (east of the Mississippi River) and Western United States (west of the Mississippi River). Annual Data: … Read More

Intermodal 53’ Dry Van Rates ( INTRM.USA)

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What is it? The average weekly intermodal spot rates for 53’ dry van on most origin-destination (OD) pairings are all-in door-to-door rates. SONAR users can see the weekly average for all OD pairings (INTRM.USA) or specific OD pairings such as Los Angeles to Chicago (INTRM:LAXCHI) as well as the change in spot rates weekly (INTRMW), fortnightly (INTRMF), monthly (INTRMM), quarterly … Read More

Railroad Commodity Carloads Deltas

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What is it? A set of 115 indices which measure the temporal changes of the 23 railroad commodity carloads indices. These are the weekly (W), bi-weekly (F), monthly (M), quarterly (Q), and yearly (Y) percent changes, which will be appended to an existing indice as such: RTOCOW.USA; Coal Carloads – Weekly Change. The indices are: RTOGR W/F/M/Q/Y – Grain Carloads … Read More

Intermodal Rail Volume Index (ORAIL)

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What is it? The daily volume of non-refrigerated intermodal containers moving in the United States and Canada. The data is broken out as follows: Direction of travel Inbound to a market e.g. Chicago or CHI The letter “I” will be the first letter in the ticker i.e. IRAIL20L.CHI Outbound from a market e.g. Chicago or CHI The letter “O” will … Read More

Railcar Storage Price (RCSP)

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What is it? Commtrex Railcar Daily Storage Pricing broken down into four regions. Updated weekly. In SONAR Commtrex Daily Storage Pricing is broken down into the following regions: RCSP.NACE – Railcar Storage Price (Central: AR, KS, LA, MO, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, WY) RCSP.NAMW – Railcar Storage Price (Midwest: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI) RCSP.NASE – Railcar … Read More

Rail Traffic by Farm Product (Excl Grain) (RTOFP)

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What is it? This index shows the number of weekly bulk shipments/carloads of Lumber and Wood moved by the railroads in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Updated weekly. Who is interested? Economists and Analysts. Construction Sector. What does it tell me? Volumes are a good indicator as to what is happening in residential and commercial construction. This is also … Read More

Rail Traffic Originated by (RTO)

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What is it? Rail Traffic in Carloads by the railroads in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Updated Weekly. In Sonar the rail traffic is broken down into the following commodities: RTOA – Rail Traffic by Other CarloadsRTOCH – Rail Traffic Originated by ChemicalsRTOCK – Rail Traffic Originated by CokeRTOCO – Rail Traffic Originated by CoalRTOCS – Rail Traffic Originated … Read More