• ITVI.USA
    15,415.310
    54.710
    0.4%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.761
    -0.007
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,387.520
    55.710
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,415.310
    54.710
    0.4%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.761
    -0.007
    -0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.110
    -0.300
    -1.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,387.520
    55.710
    0.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.300
    0.000
    0%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.140
    0.190
    6.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.590
    0.150
    10.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.330
    0.020
    0.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.170
    0.020
    0.9%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    4.080
    0.130
    3.3%
  • WAIT.USA
    125.000
    -1.000
    -0.8%
American ShipperIntermodal

BNSF profit up 14%

BNSF profit up 14%

   Burlington Northern Santa Fe had had second quarter net profit of $690 million, 14 percent more than the $603 million earned in the same 2010 period.

   The railroad, a subsidiary of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, said revenue for the quarter ending June 30 was $4.8 billion compared to $4.1 million in the same 2010 period.

   BNSF said during the first six months of the year:

   ' Consumer products unit volume for international and domestic intermodal were up 10 percent in the second quarter and 11 percent in the first half as a result of increased consumer spending and tightening truck capacity, partially offset by decreased automotive unit volumes as a result of the crisis in Japan.

   ' Coal revenue reflected lower unit volumes, partially resulting from the impacts of severe flooding along key coal routes.

   ' Industrial Products revenue included increased unit volumes primarily due to increased demand in construction products resulting from strong steel and sand shipments.

   ' Agricultural Products revenue reflected increased wheat shipments resulting from strong export demand.

   ' Average revenue per car/unit increased as a result of increased rate per car/unit and higher fuel surcharges, which was driven by increased fuel prices.

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