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Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Forwarding Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5292a | May 2014

On the road again: Higher freight traffic lifts demand and supports industry growth

IBISWorld’s Road Freight Forwarding 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
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
7,138
Businesses
464
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Freight forwarders purchase space on freight transport services in bulk, which they then onsell in smaller quantities to clients. The distinguishing feature of their activities is the consolidation of loads from multiple clients to use transport space as efficiently as possible. Through this service, clients gain access to cheaper freight rates than they could achieve individually. Road freight forwarders receive a commission for their service. Over the five years through 2013-14, industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 0.9%. The industry's performance is expected to be more positive in 2013-14, with revenue forecast to grow by 2.7% to reach $2.3 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 expected to account for just over 36% of industry revenue in 2013-14. While concentration is low, the industry is effectively split into two levels. Large companies are active in freight forwarding as part of their integrated logistics business. These companies often operate on a global scale. With sophisticated technology and a range of related services, they are able to attract large clients and purchase space in bulk. The industry's largest players earn a disproportionate share of revenue relative to their share of industry employment... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Road Freight Forwarding Industry?

Road freight forwarders are mainly engaged in organising transport services and consolidating 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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