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Port Operators in Australia: Market Research Report

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Port Operators Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5212b | Feb 2016

Expanding exports: Demand from developing economies fuels a strong increase in trade

IBISWorld’s Port Operators market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Port Operators industry provides general cargo and container ports, which are generally located near major population centres or remote bulk commodity operations near mining sites. The industry depends on international trade, and merchandise imports and bulk commodity exports are key drivers of revenue. As more cargo has moved through Australia's ports over the past five years, operators have invested in expanding port facilities, raising rates to fund these expansions. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.2% over the five years through 2015-16. In 2015-16, revenue is forecast to increase by 2.7%, to $2.8 billion. Over the past 10 years, expanding output volumes from the mining sector have propelled industry revenue to new heights... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Port Operators industry is highly capital-intensive, with a large amount of capital expenditure required to establish port operations. The industry spends approximately $1.21 on capital for every dollar spent on labour. The high level of capital intensity comes from the significant capital costs associated with constructing and maintaining wharves.

Over the past five years, capital investment has risen, especially at bulk export ports. This has been due to demand from miners and petroleum producers. The most notable expansions have occurred at Port Hedland in Western Australia and Port Gladstone in Queensland. The level of capital intensity has also risen due to a falling share of revenue being spent on labour... purchase to read more


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What is the Port Operators Industry?

Operators in the industry maintain and lease port facilities used in the land-sea transition of goods and passengers.

Industry Products
WharfageWharf facility rentalOther servicesChannel usage
Industry Activities
Port operationWharf provisionWharf facility leasing

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