July Logistics Market Snapshot

We just received the July edition of the monthly Logistics Market Snapshot from our friends at the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics.

Please download your free .PDF copy directly from our website HERE. As always, below are some encouraging statistics:

  • In the first quarter of 2013, the turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose to an annualized rate of 97% from 90% in the previous quarter. At smaller truckload fleets, the rate rose to 82% from 76% in the previous quarter. (Source: American Trucking Association)
  • U.S. containerized exports totaled 1.07 million TEU's in March, the highest monthly volume since March 2012. March containerized exports were 6% higher than the previous month.

(Source: PIERS)

  • Net absorption in the U.S. during Q1 2013 totaled +47.4 million square feet. Atlanta's was the third-highest in the U.S. with +3.04 million square feet. (Source: Colliers International)
  • The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 81.4 in June 2013, its highest level since January 2008. (Source: The Conference Board)
  • In May, housing starts rose 6.8% over last month. Year-over-year, housing starts and building permits in May have increased 28.6% and 20.8%, respectively. (Source: U.S. DOC)
  • The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum transported by rail totaled nearly 356,000 carloads during the first half of 2013, a 48% increase compared with the same period last year. (Source: AAR.org)

For more information, visit the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics website.

Posted by LeanCor Supply Chain Group

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