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Rail Places 2nd in Value of Cross-Border Goods

Railroads placed second in the value of freight moving between the U.S. and Canada, as well as the U.S. and Mexico for a total of $17.1 billion during February of 2024. This is an increase of 2.8% over February of 2023, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.


Leading the pack was the trucking industry, which hauled a total of $83.4 billion. These levels are consistent with the place North American rail carriers hold in the transportation hierarchy.


Top US-Canada Rail Ports:

  • Port Huron, MI (CN/GTW, CSX $2.3 billion)

  • Detroit, MI (CN, CPKC, CSX, NS, $2.3 billion)

  • International Falls, MN (CN/Grand Trunk, $1 billion)


Top US-Mexico Rail Ports:

  • Laredo, TX (CPKC, Union Pacific $3.7 billion)

  • Eagle Pass, TX (Union Pacific, BNSF $2.9 billion)

  • Nogales, AZ (Union Pacific, $0.8 billion) Click the image below for the full breakdown from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics


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