TEXAS FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS MARKET - GROWTH, TRENDS, AND FORECAST (2019-2014)

The Texas freight and logistics market is segmented by freight forwarding, freight transport, warehousing, courier express and parcel, value-added services and cold chain logistics, last-mile logistics, return logistics, and other emerging areas along with end-users.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period:

2015-2024

Base Year:

2018

Key Players:

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Market Overview

The Texas freight and logistics market is segmented by freight forwarding, freight transport, warehousing, courier express and parcel, value-added services and cold chain logistics, last-mile logistics, return logistics, and other emerging areas. 

  • The market is driven by the strong logistics infrastructure, the increasing population, and increasing demand for logistics in the region. 
  • Road freight transport segment is one of the major segment in Texas which is driven due to the robust highway network in the state.
  • International freight transportation is dominated by ports. Texas has some of the major ports in the country like Houston, Beaumont, and Corpus Christi among others.

Scope of the Report

The report covers segments like freight forwarding, freight transport, warehousing, courier express and parcel, value-added services and cold chain logistics, last-mile logistics, return logistics, and other emerging areas along with end-users. Additionally, insights on freight rates, e-commerce impact, major ports, and multimodal freight network in Texas are also provided.

Company profiles are also given significant focus in the report to understand the competitive landscape in the state.

BY FUNCTION
Freight Transport
Road
Rail
Sea and Inland
Air
Freight Forwarding
Warehousing
Courier, Express, and Parcel
Value-added Services
Cold Chain Logistics, Last Mile Logistics, Return Logistics, and Other Emerging Areas
BY END-USER
Construction
Oil & Gas and Quarrying
Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry
Manufacturing & Automotive
Distributive Trade
Others (Pharmaceutical and Healthcare)

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Key Market Trends

Growing Population in the State

Population growth is a significant factor that affects freight growth in Texas because residents consume commodities that must be transported throughout the state and beyond. Texas is the second most populated state in the nation, with about 28 million people in 2016 and an additional 11 million by 2045. This equates to an average of 1,000 people moving to Texas daily. Texas’ population is also expected to concentrate in urban areas and existing population centres.

Due to the increasing population in the urban region of the state, the freight movement within the state by truck has grown significantly. Additionally, the growing population has also contributed to the freight and logistics sector through high employment in Texas. In 2016, there were an estimated 10 million employees in the state of Texas. While nearly half of the population was located in the state’s five largest counties, more than half its employment was located in the same five.

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Texas Ports Dominating International Freight

Texas ports play a critical role in the state’s transportation system and are a key part of the state’s economy. Texas Gulf Coast ports handled more than 563 million tons of foreign and domestic cargo in 2015 which was approximately 22% of all US port tonnage. Texas ports generate USD 368.7 billion in economic activity in the state and USD 6.9 billion in state and local taxes per year. Seven Texas ports rank in the top 50 of all U.S. ports in terms of annual tonnage, including Houston (2nd), Beaumont (5th), Corpus Christi (6th) and Texas City (15th). Texas Ports create over 1.5 million jobs in some way related to the cargo moving through marine terminals generating $92 billion in personal income. Texas is the largest exporting state in the Nation, thanks in large part to the state’s ports that facilitate the movement of U.S. products to the world marketplace.

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Competitive Landscape

The Texas freight an logistics market is expected to be fragmented with the presence of a large number of local players. The market has a large number of players in the trucking industry.

Major international players(like Ceva, XPO, and UPS) present in the region are expected to try and consolidate the market. With the market expected to see growth in the forecasted period, the competitive rivalry within the industry will further intensify.

Major Players

  1. Ceva Logistics
  2. Kirby Corp.
  3. XPO Logistics Inc
  4. C H Robinson Worldwide
  5. Americold Logistics

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below

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Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Market

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

    1. 2.1 Analysis Methodology

    2. 2.2 Research Phases

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMERY

  4. 4. MARKET INSIGHTS AND DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Current Market Scenario

    2. 4.2 Drivers

    3. 4.3 Restraints

    4. 4.4 Opportunities

    5. 4.5 Technological Trends

    6. 4.6 Government Regulations and Initiatives

    7. 4.7 Insights on Freight Rates

    8. 4.8 Insights on Impact of Ecommerce

    9. 4.9 Insights on Major Ports

    10. 4.10 Insights on Multimodal Freight Network

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 BY FUNCTION

      1. 5.1.1 Freight Transport

        1. 5.1.1.1 Road

        2. 5.1.1.2 Rail

        3. 5.1.1.3 Sea and Inland

        4. 5.1.1.4 Air

      2. 5.1.2 Freight Forwarding

      3. 5.1.3 Warehousing

      4. 5.1.4 Courier, Express, and Parcel

      5. 5.1.5 Value-added Services

      6. 5.1.6 Cold Chain Logistics, Last Mile Logistics, Return Logistics, and Other Emerging Areas

    2. 5.2 BY END-USER

      1. 5.2.1 Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Oil & Gas and Quarrying

      3. 5.2.3 Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

      4. 5.2.4 Manufacturing & Automotive

      5. 5.2.5 Distributive Trade

      6. 5.2.6 Others (Pharmaceutical and Healthcare)

  6. 6. INVESTMENT IN THE COUNTRY

  7. 7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 7.1 Company Profile

      1. 7.1.1 Ceva Logistics

      2. 7.1.2 Kirby Corp.

      3. 7.1.3 UPS

      4. 7.1.4 Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

      5. 7.1.5 Daseke, Inc.

      6. 7.1.6 Kintetsu World Express

      7. 7.1.7 DSV Air & Sea, Inc.

      8. 7.1.8 Bollore Logistics

      9. 7.1.9 Stevens Transport Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 XPO Logistics Inc

      11. 7.1.11 C H Robinson Worldwide

      12. 7.1.12 Dhl Global Forwarding

      13. 7.1.13 FedEx Corporation

      14. 7.1.14 Americold Logistics

      15. 7.1.15 Expeditors International of Washington*

    2. 7.2 Mergers and Acquisitions

  8. 8. APPENDIX

    1. 8.1 Insights on Capital Flows

    2. 8.2 External Trade Statistics - Export and Import, by Product

  9. 9. 9. DISCLAIMER

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