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Road Freight Forwarding in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 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
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
7,392
Businesses
431
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 - 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 36.2% of industry revenue in 2014-15. 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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