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Port Operators in Australia: Market Research Report

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Port Operators Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5212b | May 2015

Big box boom: Falling trade barriers are set to increase containerised 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
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 10-15
9.4%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
3,647
Businesses
38
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Port Operators industry provides general cargo and container ports generally located near major population centres or remote bulk commodity operations near mining sites. The industry depends on international trade, with merchandise imports and bulk commodity exports 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 robust compound annual rate of 9.4% over the five years through 2014-15. In 2014-15, revenue is forecast to increase by 5.0%, to $3.5 billion. Over the past 10 years, expanding output volumes from the Mining division 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 $1.18 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 this industry maintain and lease port facilities used in the land-sea transition of goods and passengers.

Industry Products
WharfageWharf facility rentalOther servicesPort access
 
Industry Activities
Port operationWharf provisionWharf facility leasing


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