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 Locations Chapter
States with high levels of commodities export activity have a higher concentration of port operators, as ports are generally near mineral deposits to minimise transport and handling costs. The large number of ports in Queensland and Western Australia directly relate to mineral exports, therefore ports are close to mine sites. Queensland for example, is the largest exporter of coal through the Port of Gladstone. Furthermore, Queensland boasts the Port of Brisbane facility, while Fremantle in Western Australia is a growing container port.
In Western Australia, Port Hedland and Dampier are growing rapidly as exports of iron ore and liquefied natural gas increase. Victoria and New South Wales possess Australia's two largest container ports (Port of Melbourne and the Port of Botany)... purchase to read more