Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia - Market Research Report

Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.7%

The Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry serves as a link between shipping vessels and landside transport operators. Industry players operate general cargo and container ports or terminals, 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 and terminal facilities, and have raised wharfage fees to fund these expansions. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to $6.3 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 4.8% in the current year, attributable to strong demand from black coal mining. Increa...
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Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Operators in the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry are anticipated to face more difficult demand conditions over the next five years. Industry revenue is forecast to rise at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. This revenue growth is projected due to solid growth in international trade, especially with key trading partners such as China, whose strong consumption of commodities and agricultural products is expected to bolster industry revenue. Free trade agreements and partnerships with Korea, China and Japan, signed over the past five-year period, are forecast to contribute to greater containerised trade as domestic and foreign manufacturers take advantage of reduced trade barriers. Capacity expa...
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Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $6bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 309
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 8,163

Biggest companies in the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia industry include Qube Holdings Limited, Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, NCIG Holdings Pty Ltd and Pilbara Ports Authority.

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  • pie_chart NCIG Holdings Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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What is Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily maintain, lease or operate water transport terminals and port facilities used for passenger or freight transport. These facilities include sea cargo container terminals and coal or grain loaders.

Industry Products and Services

  • Cargo handling
  • Wharfage and ship mooring
  • Port and terminal access
  • Other
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Port operation
  • Wharf provision
  • Wharf facility leasing
  • Coal loader operation
  • Grain loader operation
  • Container terminal operation
  • Water passenger terminal operation
  • Water freight terminal operation

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily maintain, lease or operate water transport terminals and port facilities used for passenger or freight transport. These facilities include sea cargo container terminals and coal or grain loaders.

Main Activities

  • Port operation
  • Wharf provision
  • Wharf facility leasing
  • Coal loader operation
  • Grain loader operation
  • Container terminal operation
  • Water passenger terminal operation
  • Water freight terminal operation

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The total mass of exports by sea indicates trends in bulk commodity exports. The Mining division is export-oriented and ships vast quantities of commoditi...
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Total mass of exports by sea
Demand from black coal mining
Value of merchandise trade imports
Days lost to industrial disputes

Current Performance

Port expansions and sales
Cost structure
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Infrastructure
Increasing profitability
 Table: Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia
Water Freight Transport in Australia
Water Passenger Transport in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Conveyor and Crane Manufacturing in Australia
Stevedoring Services in Australia
Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport in Australia
Industrial and Other Property Operators in Australia



Products & Services

The Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry serves as an intermediary, linking shipping vessels and landside transport operators. The major ...
Stevedores
Transport operators




Demand Determinants

Demand for port and water terminal services is largely dependent on the volume of trade between Australia and the rest of the world, and the volume of coa...
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Major Markets

Stevedores
Transport operators





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry exhibits moderate market share concentration, with the four largest players accounting for an es...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Qube Holdings Limited is an Australian owned, publically listed company that derives revenue from providing logistics services. The company was establishe...
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Qube Holdings

 Table: Qube Holdings - financial performance

Gladstone Ports Corporation

 Table: Gladstone Ports Corporation - financial performance

Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group

 Table: Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group - financial performance

Pilbara Ports Authority

 Table: Pilbara Ports Authority - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Port and Water Terminal Operations industry is highly capital-intensive. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on capital investment, industry operators ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

BULK CARGO

FREIGHT RATES

STEVEDORING

WHARFAGE

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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