Overview

Channelling revenue: Increased demand from the Mining division has boosted industry growth

IBISWorld’s Port Operators market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased production volumes in the Mining division have fuelled demand for industry services
  • Strong demand from developing economies has fuelled increases in mineral export volumes
  • The Mining division has moved to the production phase, driving mineral export volumes

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Port Operators industry has expanded over the past five years. As Australia is an island nation, industry services are not easily substitutable. Consequently, the industry provides a vital trade link between Australia and the rest of the world, forming an integral part of the Australian economy. Industry players operate general cargo and container ports, which are usually located near major population centres or near mining sites for export of bulk commodities. 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 freight rates to fund these expansions. As a result, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2017-18, reaching $3.2 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Port Operators industry has performed strongly over the past five years. Increases in the volume of mineral exports have significantly grown throughput over the period, fuelling industry growth. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 3.8% over the five years through 2017-18, reaching $3.2 billion. This includes a forecast increase of 3.9% in the current year.

    Commodity exports

    The Port Operators industry is integral to the movement of goods and materials in and out of Australia. Imports generally come as containerised merchandise and general cargo destined for Australian retailers and wholesalers. The Mining division dominates exports, which are primarily transported in custom-built ships from specialised bulk facilities. Ind..

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    Additional Insights for the Port Operators Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Port Operators Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Successful industrial relations policy
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total mass of exports by sea and Value of merchandise trade imports in the Port Operators industry impact industry performance..

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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
    Wharfage
    Wharf facility rental
    Port access
    Other services
    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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total mass of exports by sea
  • Value of merchandise trade imports
  • Days lost to industrial disputes
  • year bond rate

  • Current Performance
  • Commodity exports
  • Port expansions and sales
  • Cost structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Export
  • Profit margins and employment
  • Capacity expansion
  • Table: Port Operators Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Port Operators Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Water Transport Terminals
  • Water Freight Transport
  • Water Passenger Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Conveyor and Crane Manufacturing
  • Industrial and Other Property Operators
  • Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport
  • Stevedoring Services

  • Products & Services
  • Wharfage
  • Wharf facility rental
  • Port access
  • Other services
  • Chart: Port Operators Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Bulk shipping
  • Merchandise trade

  • Major Markets
  • Shipping lines
  • Terminal operators
  • Container stevedores and cargo handlers
  • Transport operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Port Operators Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Port Operators

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Port Operators Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Gladstone Ports Corporation LimitedPilbara Ports AuthorityNewcastle Port CorporationVictorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)Port of Brisbane Pty LtdFremantle Port Authority
  • Table: Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Pilbara Ports Authority - financial performance
  • Table: Newcastle Port Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne) - financial performance
  • Table: Port of Brisbane Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Fremantle Port Authority - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Port Operators Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Port Operators Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bulk Cargo
  • Commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.
  • Stevedoring
  • Work concerned with loading and unloading ships.
  • Wharfage
  • A charge for the unloading or loading of cargo by ports.
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