Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Road warriors: Intense competition and cost increases constrains profit

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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Freight forwarders purchase space on freight transport services in bulk, which they then onsell in smaller quantities to clients. The industry's major value-add 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, while operators receive a small commission. Over the five years through 2014-15, industry revenue is expected to rise modestly by an annualised 0.7%. The industry's performance is expected to be more positive in 2014-15, with revenue forecast to grow by 1.8% to reach $2.3 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry is characterised by low barriers to entry, although this can differ based on the scale of the proposed business. Operators seeking to enter the industry by establishing small-scale operations on a single route or within a defined area, can do so quite easily. Relatively little capital is needed to operate a terminal, and vehicle provision can be arranged through sub-contractors. Relatively simple administrative and accounting systems are all that is required. If the operator wishes to enter into national freight forwarding, the task is much more difficult. Large forwarders have extensive systems requiring pick-up and delivery fleets and specialised terminal facilities. These facilities require intensive use in order to remain profitable... 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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