Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

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Road Freight Forwarding Market Research Report | ANZSIC I5292a | Dec 2013

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

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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 distinguishing feature of their activities is consolidation, a process where forwarders combine 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.

The value of the industry's consolidation service has diminished over the past five years due to changes in the logistics market. As Australia's freight task has grown, the logistics sector has increased in sophistication... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Road Freight Forwarding industry has a low level of capital intensity. It specialises in arranging the transportation of goods by road, with the majority of transport activity conducted by third-party contractors. As such, the ownership of large fleets of transport vehicles, large warehouse or distribution centres are not counted as industry activity. Larger players are also engaged in these services and other freight-transport industries. A lack of large facilities and expensive fleets means that investment requirements are well below other transport-related industries. While labour costs are significant, they are dwarfed by purchase costs, which are the industry's largest expense. For every dollar the industry spends on capital, it spends $17.43 on labour... 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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