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 2015-16, sector revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.9%, to reach $101.4 billion. Rising demand from major markets has driven this growth. While there has been weakness in the manufacturing sector, the high Australian dollar over much of the past five-year period has resulted in significant growth in imported products, boosting the performance of wholesalers and requiring logistics operators to support the delivery of these goods... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The sector exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity, with variations between segments. Overall, the sector invests $0.21 in capital for every dollar spent on wages. Some areas of sector activity, such as airline and shipping operations, railroads, port operations and warehouses, require large capital investment. At the other end of the scale, customs brokerage, professional and consultative services, and freight forwarding require much lower levels of capital investment. Typically these services rely on governments to build the required infrastructure, with this decreasing the amount of investment needed at a company level.
The level of capital intensity has been increasing steadily over the past five years... purchase to read more