Goods port: Merchandise trade volumes have increased, supporting industry profitability

The Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry is an intermediate industry that 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 0.5% over the five years through 2018-19, to $6.4 billion, including 0.8% growth in 2018-19...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.5%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
12,333
Businesses
148

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased merchandise trade volumes have fuelled demand for industry services
  • Strong demand from China and India has greatly boosted mined commodity export volumes
  • Free-trade agreements are anticipated to boost containerised cargo volumes over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The volumes handled at terminals around Australia share a similar pattern to the location of the nation’s ports. While there are more ports in Queensland and Western Australia, containerised ports tend to attract higher establishment numbers due to the number of shipping lines and freight forwarders that engage terminal operators compared with ports servicing commodity owners. In addition, states that have ferry operations also attract a large number of establishments.The large share of volume handled by container terminals in Queensland and New South Wales reflect the greater mining commodity exports, particularly coal, from those states. Coal exports are Queensland’s largest traded commodity by tonnage. New...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations are:

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Successful industrial relations policy
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from black coal mining and Total mass of exports by sea in the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry?

    Industry companies are primarily engaged in maintaining, leasing or operating water transport terminals and port facilities used for passenger or freight transport. This includes sea cargo container terminals and coal or grain loaders.

    Industry Products
  • Cargo handling
  • Wharfage and ship mooring
  • Port and terminal access
  • 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
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from black coal mining
  • Total mass of exports by sea
  • Value of merchandise trade imports
  • Days lost to industrial disputes
  • Trade-weighted index

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

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trade volumes
  • Infrastructure
  • Increasing profitability
  • Table: Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding
  • 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
  • Cargo handling
  • Wharfage and ship mooring
  • Port and terminal access
  • Other
  • Chart: Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Shipping lines
  • Stevedores
  • Transport operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    NCIG Holdings Pty Ltd, Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited, Qube Holdings Limited, Lonsdale Operations Hold Pty Ltd, Pilbara Ports Authority,
  • Table: NCIG Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Gladstone Ports Corporation Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Qube Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Lonsdale Operations Hold Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pilbara Ports Authority - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Port and Water Transport Terminal Operations Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bulk Cargo
  • Commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities.
  • Stevedoring
  • Work concerned with loading and unloading ships.
  • Wharfage
  • Access to a wharf for the loading and unloading of goods.
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