Short line and regional freight railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. said Thursday that traffic on its lines climbed 12.3 percent in April, driven by an increase in shipments of coal and coke and pulp and paper.
The company, which operates 63 railroads in nine regions around the world, hauled 82,190 carloads compared with 73,208 carloads in the prior-year period.
Shipments of coal and coke rose 11.3 percent, while pulp and paper shipments gained 11.9 percent.
Shipments that declined from a year earlier included metals and lumber and forest products.
Genesee & Wyoming is based in Greenwich, Conn.