Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Integrated Logistics sector provides door-to-door transport, storage and distribution services. It includes transport operators such as trucking and railroad companies, storage facilities, freight forwarders, customs brokers and infrastructure operators. Over the five years through 2014-15, sector revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 4.2%, to reach $102.7 billion. Growing demand from major markets has driven this growth. In 2009-10, the sector's performance stagnated as the weak domestic economy caused retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers to cut orders of new stock and run down inventories. This resulted in a decline in imports and falling demand for trucking and warehouses. The sector has since recovered, with sector revenue expected to grow by 3.4% in 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The sector offers the complete spectrum of logistic functions, including shipping, warehousing, distribution and delivery from the domestic or international manufacturer to the end customer. Many larger firms within the sector provide a diverse range of services. Smaller operators tend to be more specialised, often focusing on a single segment.
The provision of road freight transport is the sector's largest function, reflecting the dominance of road freight transport in non-bulk freight markets. Road freight is the only mode of transport that can guarantee door-to-door delivery of freight. Road transport is mainly comprised of small owner-operator businesses that operate as subcontractors to the major players... purchase to read more