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Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Forwarding Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5292a | Sep 2016

Backwards forwarding: Vertical integration and improved logistics lower industry demand

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Forwarding market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Freight forwarders purchase space on freight transport services in bulk, which they resell in smaller quantities to clients. The Road Freight Forwarding industry's major value-add is the consolidation of loads from multiple clients to use transport space efficiently. Through this service, clients gain access to cheaper freight rates than they could obtain individually, while industry operators receive a small commission. Industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2016-17, due to the high level of competition and changes to the industry's structure. The industry's performance is expected to weaken further in 2016-17, with revenue anticipated to fall by 1.9%, to $2.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Road Freight Forwarding industry primarily provides general and express freight services, while warehousing and distribution generates a smaller amount of revenue. Small consignments (generally under 100 kilograms) transported over long distances generate the most revenue for freight forwarders. The main services provided by the industry to clients is stock consolidation. Stock consolidation involves merging different shipments into one larger shipment to reduce transport costs and increase capacity utilisation and economies of scale. The more that industry operators can consolidate goods into single loads, the greater the difference between the rate paid for the transport of goods and the rate charged to customers... purchase to read more


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What is the Road Freight Forwarding Industry?

Road freight forwarders primarily organise transport services and consolidate goods for transport. Consolidating loads allows road freight forwarders to achieve and pass on rates that their customers would be unable to achieve alone. Road freight forwarders do not provide underlying transport services.

Industry Products
General freight servicesExpress freight forwarding servicesWarehousing and distribution services
Industry Activities
Freight forwarding by road for express deliveriesFreight forwarding by road for general freight

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