INTERMODAL TONNAGE FALLS 10.8 PER CENT

OTTAWA, Ont. — Statistics Canada reports that intermodal traffic tonnage during the 10-day period ending Dec. 31, 2000 was 422,000 tonnes, down 10.8 per cent from the same period last year.

Year-to-date figures were down 7.7 per cent from last year.

Non-intermodal traffic loaded was 4.5 million metric tonnes, down 8.7 per cent from the same period of 1999. The number of cars loaded was down 9.2 per cent.

Total traffic decreased 8.9 per cent during the period. This brought the year-to-date total to 225.0 million tonnes, a decrease of 12.2 per cent from the same period of 1999.

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