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Making waves: Declining commodity prices have constrained industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Water Transport Terminals market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Water Transport Terminals industry is an intermediate industry that serves as a link between shipping vessels and landside transport operators. Industry revenue is largely determined by the volume and value of goods traded within, to and from Australia. Industry players load bulk commodities for export, and handle general cargo and containerised imports.

Industry revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.6% over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue growth has been constrained by declining commodity prices, which have put severe downward pressure on water transport terminal service prices. This trend has largely offset strong growth in export and import volumes over the past five years...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Water Transport Terminals industry is a capital-intensive link between landside transport and shipping vessels. The industry’s enterprises operate sea transport terminals for both passengers and freight vessels. This excludes the activities of vertically integrated commodity producers, including many players in the Iron Ore Mining industry. As pure intermediaries, with limited regional competition, industry operators largely rely on growth in the volume of international trade to generate revenue.

Over the past five years increasing containerised cargo volumes, rising demand for sea-based tourism and strong growth in bulk commodity volumes have stimulated industry revenue growth. However, growth has been contained over much of the period, due to weakening demand for coal. As ..

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Industry Products

What is the Water Transport Terminals Industry?

Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in operating passenger or freight water transport terminals. Firms in the industry load and unload ships carrying containerised, bulk and break bulk cargo.

Industry Products
Mining terminal facilities
Cargo terminal facilities
Passenger terminal facilities
Other bulk terminal facilities
Industry Activities
Coal loader operation
Grain loader operation
Cargo terminal operation
Passenger terminal operation

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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