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 2.4%, to reach $79.0 billion. While the manufacturing sector has been weak, the high Australian dollar over much of the past five years has resulted in significant growth in imported products, boosting the performance of wholesalers and requiring logistics operators to support delivery of these goods. Falling fuel prices in 2014-15 and 2015-16 are expected to negatively affect sector revenue in the current year... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Sector enterprises are dominated by trucking operators, which represent just under 70% of all enterprises. As such, the geographical spread of enterprises in the Integrated Logistics sector follows a similar pattern to the Road Freight Transport industry. Road freight operators are distributed close to the Australian population, with two-thirds based on the eastern seaboard. Warehouses and distribution centres are located near infrastructure, ports and end customers. As a result, they are also mainly distributed in the eastern states.
Container traffic in Australia is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. Melbourne is Australia’s largest container port, with about 40% of shipping containers transiting through the port... purchase to read more