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 2013-14, sector revenue is forecast to grow by an annualised rate of 3.8%, to reach $101.3 billion. The recovery of demand from major markets has driven the lift in sector performance over this period. In the base year, 2008-09, sector performance stagnated as the global financial crisis and a slower 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... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The sector offers the complete spectrum of logistic functions, through shipping, warehousing, distribution and delivery, from the domestic or international manufacturer to the end customer.
The provision of road freight transport is the sector's largest function, reflecting the dominance of road freight transport in non-bulk freight markets. This dominance over rail alternatives reflects road freight transport's position as the only mode that can guarantee door-to-door delivery of freight. Road transport is dominated by small owner-operator businesses that operate as subcontractors to the major players... purchase to read more