June Logistics Market Snapshot

We just received the June 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 their website HERE. Below are some sample statistics:

  • Intermodal rail traffic in May 2013 was 3% higher than in May 2012 and 1.1% higher than April 2013 totals. Intermodal loadings have experienced year-over-year gains for 42 straight months (Source: AAR.org)
  • In 2012, trucks moved 9.4 billion tons of freight, or 68.5% of all domestic shipments. During the same period, trucking generated $642.1 billion in gross freight-related revenues, or 80.7% of the nation's freight bills.
  • The Consumer Confidence Index increased to 76.2 in May 2013 from 68.1 in April 2013. (Source: The Conference Board)
  • Retail and food service sales rose to $421 billion in May, up 0.6% from the previous month, and up 4.3% above May 2012. Non-store retailer sales were up 11.3% from last year. (Source: US Census)
  • U.S. 3PL market gross revenues increased by 6% in 2012 to $141.8 billion. Domestic transportation management led financial results for 3PL segments in 2012, increasing 9.2%. 3PL revenues are expected to increase 4.7% in 2013 to $148.4 billion. (Source: Armstrong & Associates)

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

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