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IBISWorld’s Stevedoring Services 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand from water freight transport has increased due to growth in imports and exports
  • The privatisation of Australian ports has increased over the past five years
  • The construction of new port facilities has presented opportunities for new entrants

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Stevedoring Services industry load and unload goods from ships at the nation's ports, mainly handling general and containerised cargo. Industry participants also operate sophisticated machinery and systems, and handle hazardous goods. Stevedores are a vital link in the supply chain between shippers, importers and exporters. As a result, the industry's performance depends on trends in Australian international trade. Domestic coastal trade is small compared with international sea trade and so has a minimal effect on the industry.

    Demand from water freight transport has increased over the past five years due to growth in merchandise imports and exports. This trend has led to increased container volumes, which has supported industry growth...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Stevedoring Services industry is in the mature phase of its economic life cycle. The industry's contribution to the economy is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This represents a performance in line with the economy's growth rate, which is also forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.5% over the same period.

    The industry and its services are well established. While there is some technological innovation, it is mostly directed at improving operating efficiencies. There is little change in the structure of the industry, with barriers to entry high and market share dominated by two major players. This has led to enterprise number remaining steady over the past five years. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Stevedoring Services Industry

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

  • Maximising capacity utilisation
  • Vertical integration
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
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    Industry Products

    What is the Stevedoring Services Industry?

    Industry firms primarily load and unload containerised and automotive cargo from ships.

    Industry Products
    Containerised stevedoring
    General cargo stevedoring
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Ship loading or unloading services

    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
  • Demand from water freight transport
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Days lost to industrial disputes
  • Consumer sentiment index

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Stevedoring Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Stevedoring Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport
  • Port Operators
  • Water Transport Terminals

  • Products & Services
  • Containerised stevedoring
  • Other services
  • General cargo stevedoring
  • Chart: Stevedoring Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Shipping companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Stevedoring Services 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 Stevedoring Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Stevedoring Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Qube Holdings LimitedDP World Australia (Holding) Pty Ltd
  • Table: Qube Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: DP World Australia (Holding) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Stevedoring Services 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 Stevedoring Services Industry
  • 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 Cargo
  • Cargo not suitable for transportation in containers, such as wheat, coal, oil and chemicals.
  • General Cargo
  • Non-containerised general freight.
  • Non-Bulk Cargo
  • General merchandise cargo that is carried in standardised containers for transport, such as shipping containers, general freight wagons or on pallets.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Stevedoring Services market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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