Watership down: Rising internal competition has placed downward pressure on industry prices

Operators in the Stevedoring Services industry load and unload goods from ships at Australia's ports, primarily 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 activity does not significantly affect the industry, as it is minor compared to international sea trade.Industry operators have struggled with rising competition and a decline in demand from water freight transport over the past five years. Despite this decline, industry revenue has increased at an annualised 0.4%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators have struggled with a decline in demand from water freight transport
  • Industry operators have introduced infrastructure charges to help boost revenue
  • The construction of new port facilities presents opportunities for new entrants
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Stevedoring Services industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity, a trend which has increased over the past five years. In the current year, for every dollar spent on capital investment, industry operators are expected to spend an estimated $3.34 on wage costs. Industry wage costs are high due to the labour required to operate equipment and the large teams required to assist with the loading and unloading of ships. Non-containerised cargo and vehicles typically require more labour, because these require non-standardised, customised services that cannot be easily automated. Furthermore, the highly unionised nature of the industry's labour force makes reducing labour costs difficult.Capital intensity has risen over the past five years despite increased labour costs. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Stevedoring Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Stevedoring Services are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Downstream ownership links
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from water freight transport and Days lost to industrial disputes in the Stevedoring Services industry impact industry performance..

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    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
  • Landside services
  • Industry Activities
  • Ship loading or unloading services
  • Stevedoring
  • 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 water freight transport
  • Days lost to industrial disputes
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • New passenger motor vehicle sales

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue
  • Wage trends
  • Competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Structural changes
  • Rising automation
  • Transport infrastructure
  • Table: Stevedoring Services Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Water Freight Transport

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

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

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Stevedoring Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Qube Holdings Limited, DP World Australia (Holding) Pty Ltd, Hutchison Ports Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Qube Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: DP World Australia (Holding) Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Hutchison Ports Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Stevedoring Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Break-Bulk Cargo
  • A form of general cargo that cannot be shipped in bulk.
  • Bulk Cargo
  • Cargo not suitable for transportation in containers, such as wheat, coal, oil and chemicals.
  • General Cargo
  • Non-containerised general freight.
  • Infrastructure Charges
  • Fees charged by stevedores to their customers for dropping off and collecting containers.
  • Teu
  • Twenty-foot equivalent units. A standard unit of containerised cargo.
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