Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report

Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry trends (2014-2019)

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The Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry purchases space from freight transport providers and arranges for goods to be transported on behalf of clients. Industry players consolidate bundles of freight from different clients to take advantage of bulk load discounts, taking a commission on services rendered. An overall increase in demand for freight transport has lifted industry revenue over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $9.1 billion. This includes anticipated growth of 0.9% in 2018-19. Improving economic conditions have allowed businesses across the economy to gradually stock up their inventories, increasing demand for freight and associated freig...
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Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry is anticipated to continue growing its revenue over the next five years, as freight volumes continue to rise. The increasing sophistication of supply chains is projected to improve the industry's service offerings. The online shopping boom is likely to encourage clients to ship smaller volumes more regularly, increasing the value of the industry's load-consolidation function. While the world price of crude oil is anticipated to rise over the next five years, it is projected to remain well below historical highs. Subdued crude oil prices will likely keep industry purchase costs low, which may limit industry revenue growth, as a portion of these savings is passed on to clients. Industry revenue is antic...
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Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $9bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 596
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 12,598

Biggest companies in the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia industry include DHL Global Forwarding (Australia) Pty Limited and Toll Holdings Limited.

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What is Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily provide transportation services for other enterprises, using a combination of subcontracted rail, air and sea freight transport organisations. The forwarding enterprise takes on the primary responsibility for transporting contracted goods for a fee that covers the total operation. The forwarding enterprise then uses this money to pay freight carriers for the actual transport services rendered.

Industry Products and Services

  • Rail freight forwarding
  • Sea freight forwarding
  • Air freight forwarding
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Rail freight forwarding
  • Sea freight forwarding
  • Air freight forwarding

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies primarily provide transportation services for other enterprises, using a combination of subcontracted rail, air and sea freight transport organisations. The forwarding enterprise takes on the primary responsibility for transporting contracted goods for a fee that covers the total operation. The forwarding enterprise then uses this money to pay freight carriers for the actual transport services rendered.

Main Activities

  • Rail freight forwarding
  • Sea freight forwarding
  • Air freight forwarding

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Australian merchandise imports and exports travel by sea and air to and from international trading partners. Increases in the value of merchandise trade t...
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Total merchandise imports and exports
Business inventories
Domestic freight task
Road freight service price

Current Performance

Size and scale expansion
Profit and enterprise scale
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Industry responses to demand
Infrastructure expansion
 Table: Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Wholesale Trade
Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia





Key Selling Industries

International Airlines in Australia
Domestic Airlines in Australia
Customs Agency Services in Australia
General Warehousing and Cold Storage in Australia
Rail Freight Transport in Australia
Water Freight Transport in Australia

Products & Services

Freight forwarders act as intermediaries for companies such as manufacturers, distributors and retailers that ship goods. Industry services include contra...
Manufacturers
Retailers




Demand Determinants

The industry provides services to a diverse set of markets, which can differ based on a player's scale and the type of freight forwarding they provide. Fo...
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Major Markets

Manufacturers
Retailers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration, with the largest four players accounting for less than 40% of industry revenue. Larger pl...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

DHL Global Forwarding (Australia) Pty Limited is a foreign-owned private company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany-based Deutsche Post AG. De...
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DHL Global Forwarding Australia

 Table: DHL Global Forwarding Australia - financial performance

Toll Holdings

 Table: Toll Holdings - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, the industry invests an...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding 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 Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding 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, %

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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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