A major contribution to Australia’s success
According to the Australian Logistics Council, the freight logistics industry directly employs around 1.2 million people and represents 8.6 per cent of Australia’s GDP.
Add to that the many other sectors reliant on freight and logistics to survive — including retail, travel, tourism, construction, manufacturing, mining and printing — and it is clear just how critical logistics are to Australia’s employment and economic wellbeing.
Yet given the size and make-up of Australia, it is no wonder that logistics is crucial to our economy success. Australia is the sixth-largest country on earth by geographic area, and the only one to have a continent to itself, meaning we have greater distances and logistical challenges than most to keep our population connected and goods moving to where they need to go.