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 2014-15, sector revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised 4.2%, to reach $102.7 billion. Rising demand from major markets has driven this growth. In 2009-10, the sector's performance stagnated as the weak domestic economy caused businesses to cut orders of new stock and run down inventories. This resulted in a decline in imports and falling demand for trucking and warehouse space. The sector has since recovered, with revenue expected to grow by 3.4% in 2014-15... 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 18.9% 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