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 - Starting a New Business Chapter
Overall, the sector is characterised by medium barriers to entry, although there is some variation between segments. The road transport segment has low barriers to entry, with few regulatory requirements and low capital investment needed. This has encouraged a large number of small operators to enter the segment. Barriers are also medium in the warehousing and storage segment. Warehouses have become larger and more complex over the past decade with RFID, automated picking and voice controls becoming increasingly common. Capital investment required to enter the segment has increased significantly.
The shipping and aviation segments face higher barriers to entry. Capital investment is significant, with ships and aircraft costing millions of dollars... purchase to read more