Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Forwarding Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5292a | Dec 2015

Long haul: Vertically integrated transport firms drive demand down for road freight forwarders

The Road Freight Forwarding market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 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 achieve individually, while operators receive a small commission. The industry has contracted due to its high level of competition and changing structure, with industry revenue forecast to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.3% over the five years through 2015-16. The industry's performance is expected to be weaker in 2015-16, with revenue expected to fall by 0.7% to be worth $2.4 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for under 20% of industry revenue. Smaller companies make up the majority of the industry, many of them self-employed operators. Businesses employing fewer than 20 people make up over 90% of industry enterprises, according to ABS data. Small-scale operations within freight forwarding are quite feasible. Industry knowledge, industry contacts and the bulk purchase of transport space provide the value add, and none of these characteristics require substantial capital investment. This fragmentation contributes to a fierce level of competition in the industry... 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 servicesWarehousing and distribution servicesFreight consolidation
Industry Activities
Freight forwarding by road for express deliveriesFreight forwarding by road for general freight

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