Overview

Pushing forward: Improving demand and economic conditions have boosted revenue

IBISWorld’s Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding 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.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improving economic conditions have increased demand for freight and freight forwarding
  • Air freight is the most expensive form of freight and is highly dependent on oil prices
  • The low cost of crude oil is likely to keep purchase costs low, which may constrain revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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. The industry consolidates bundles of freight from different clients to benefit from discounts for bulk loads, and takes a commission on services rendered. Growing demand for freight transport has lifted industry revenue over the past five years. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $9.1 billion.

    The industry has benefited from rising freight demand over the past five years. Improving economic conditions have allowed businesses to stock up their inventories, increasing demand for freight and associated freight forwarding...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry’s contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.0% over the 10 years through 2021-22. IVA growth is therefore projected to underperform real GDP growth, which is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the same period. This indicates that the industry’s contribution to the overall economy is shrinking. However, its continued positive IVA growth is characteristic of a mature industry.

    The industry’s services have been stable and the industry has not developed any significant new markets over the past five years. Som..

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    Additional Insights for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry are

  • Experienced work force
  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Production of premium goods/services
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    Industry Products

    What is the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry?

    Industry companies primarily contract the transport of goods for other enterprises, using a combination of rail, air and sea freight transport organisations to complete these contracted services. In these cases, the forwarding unit takes on prime responsibility for the entire transport operation specified in each contract for a charge that covers the total operation, and in turn pays the carriers for transport services rendered.

    Industry Products
    Rail freight forwarding
    Sea freight forwarding
    Air freight forwarding
    Industry Activities
    Rail freight forwarding
    Sea freight forwarding
    Air freight forwarding

    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
  • Value of merchandise trade exports
  • Value of merchandise trade imports
  • Business inventories
  • Road freight service price
  • Aircraft kilometres flown

  • Current Performance
  • Inventories and freight rates
  • Size and scale expansion
  • Profit and enterprise scale
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Low fuel costs
  • Industry responses to demand
  • Infrastructure expansion
  • Table: Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Consumer Goods Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Customs Agency Services
  • Domestic Airlines
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage
  • International Airlines
  • Rail Freight Transport
  • Water Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Rail freight forwarding
  • Sea freight forwarding
  • Air freight forwarding
  • Chart: Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Toll Holdings LimitedDHL Global Forwarding (Australia) Pty Limited
  • Table: Toll Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: DHL Global Forwarding (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding 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 Rail, Air and Sea Freight Forwarding Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bulk Freight
  • Goods, mainly mineral and agricultural products, that are transported unpacked and in large quantities.
  • Freight Task
  • Total volume of bulk and non-bulk freight carried in Australia.
  • Intermodal
  • The transport of containerised goods that can roll on and off rail and ship carriers straight onto the road.
  • Inventories
  • Finished goods, or inputs for production that are stored for future use or sale.
  • Non-Bulk Freight
  • Goods, including containerised intermodal transport and general freight, that are transported packaged.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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