What is happening: There are no signs of a industrial slowdown on the US railroad, as shipment growth offsets any wider worries.
Shipments: Executives have reported shipment growth in grain, oil, and e-commerce packages.
Worries: There have been wider worries in the US of late, with talks on an industrial slowdown. However, there seems to be no such thing on the tracks, as trade policy and volatile stock markets are outweighed by increased shipments.
AAR: The Association of American Railroads have reported that carloads and shipments are up across the board this new year. There have been rises in metal, chemicals, and other pillars of the industrial economy.
E-commerce: The online world is also having an affect, with increased e-commerce shipments hitting the railroad too.