High tide: Rising volumes of goods exported by sea underpin steady industry revenue growth

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Port Operators industry operates general cargo and container ports, which are generally located near major population centres or near mining sites for remote bulk commodities. The industry depends on international trade, and merchandise imports and bulk commodity exports are key drivers of revenue. As more cargo has moved through Australia's ports over the past five years, industry operators have invested in expanding port facilities, and have raised rates to fund these expansions. Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 4.7% over the five years through 2016-17. In 2016-17, revenue is forecast to increase by 5.6%, to reach $3.0 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Ports in Australia are largely owned by state and territory governments. There are two main types of ports: bulk-commodity ports and general-purpose ports. Bulk-commodity ports are largely used for the export of raw materials overseas and imports of bulk liquid cargoes (such as fuel), while general-purpose ports mostly handle containerised and general cargo. Capital city ports tend to blend the two functions, handling bulk commodity imports such as fuel, containerised trade and general cargo including motor vehicles.

Ports that primarily handle commodities for export offer a different product and service mix compared with capital city ports. Commodity ports typically focus more on wharf provision and administration. For..

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Industry Products

What is the Port Operators Industry?

Operators in the industry maintain and lease port facilities used in the land-sea transition of goods and passengers.

Industry Products
Wharf facility rental
Other services
Channel usage
Industry Activities
Port operation
Wharf provision
Wharf facility leasing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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