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 Products Chapter
The Integrated Logistics sector offers the complete spectrum of logistic functions, including shipping, warehousing, distribution, and delivery from the domestic or international manufacturer to the end customer. Many larger firms in the sector provide a diverse range of services. Smaller operators tend to be more specialised, often focusing on a single segment.
Providing road freight transport is the sector's largest function, reflecting the dominance of road freight transport in non-bulk freight markets. Road freight is the only mode of transport that can guarantee door-to-door delivery of freight. Road transport is mainly comprised of small owner-operator businesses that operate as subcontractors to the major players... purchase to read more