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 Key Buyers Chapter
The Integrated Logistics sector is characterised by low market share concentration, with the top four players controlling less than 20.0% of sector revenue. Concentration varies between segments according to factors such as capital intensity and barriers to entry. Concentration within the sector has increased over the past five years, as major players increased the scale of their operations. Large operators, with related economies of scale, have proved resilient against the mixed economic conditions following the global financial crisis.
Integrated logistics companies are typically large due to costs associated with network integration systems. Companies such as Toll Holdings and Linfox dominate the sector, with self-employed truck drivers on the other end of the spectrum... purchase to read more