Deepwater growth: Operators have expanded their facilities to accommodate larger ships

The Port and Water Transport Terminals industry is linked to New Zealand’s international trading activity. As the country is not linked to any of its trading partners by land, ports provide a vital link between New Zealand and overseas markets like Australia and China. The ongoing globalisation of many domestic agricultural, forestry, and food and beverage production industries has boosted the total mass of exports by sea over the past five years, increasing demand for ports. In addition, the overall appreciation of the New Zealand dollar over the period has boosted the competitiveness of imports, increasing the total mass of imports by sea and further supporting industry operators. Industry revenue is expected to grow from a relatively high base, at an annualised 1.8%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
3,060
Businesses
68

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Ports provide a vital link between New Zealand and overseas markets like Australia and China
  • The industry relies on companies transporting goods from domestic ports to overseas markets
  • Rising tourism activity is projected to boost cruise ship arrival numbers, increasing demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Port and Water Transport Terminals industry exhibits moderate market share concentration, with the four largest players estimated to account for 53.5% of industry revenue in 2017-18. Although industry players operate as private companies, they are ultimately owned or are majority owned by local or state councils. This moderates concentration, as councils tend to only focus on their local port and often do not acquire other ports. Port of Tauranga Limited is the industry's largest player and dominates the maritime export market. This is followed by Ports of Auckland Limited, which is the leader for import flows into New Zealand...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Port and Water Transport Terminals Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Port and Water Transport Terminals Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Having an effective performance monitoring system
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total mass of exports by sea and Total mass of imports by sea in the Port and Water Transport Terminals industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Port and Water Transport Terminals in New Zealand Industry?

    The industry operates both bulk and containerised cargo ports. Industry firms also operate the water terminals that load and unload cargo. The operation of water passenger terminals is also included in the industry. The provision of stevedoring services is excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Wharfage
  • Berthage and other marine services
  • Demurrage and storage
  • Cruise vessel services
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Port operation
  • Water freight terminal operation
  • Water passenger terminal operation
  • Wharf operation
  • Ship mooring services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total mass of exports by sea
  • Total mass of imports by sea
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from water passenger transport

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Port expansion projects
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Port and Water Transport Terminals Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Port and Water Transport Terminals Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Customs Agency and Freight Forwarding Services in New Zealand
  • Water Freight Transport in New Zealand
  • Water Passenger Transport in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Retailing in New Zealand
  • Stevedoring and Water Transport Support Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Wharfage
  • Berthage and other marine services
  • Demurrage and storage
  • Other services
  • Cruise vessel services
  • Chart: Port and Water Transport Terminals Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export companies
  • Import companies
  • Passenger transport companies and pleasure craft operators
  • Domestic transport companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Port and Water Transport Terminals 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 Port and Water Transport Terminals

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Port and Water Transport Terminals Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Port of Tauranga Limited, Auckland Council, Christchurch City Council, Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Otago Regional Council, CentrePort Limited,
  • Table: Port of Tauranga Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Auckland Council - financial performance
  • Table: Christchurch City Council - financial performance
  • Table: Hawke's Bay Regional Council - financial performance
  • Table: Otago Regional Council - financial performance
  • Table: CentrePort Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Port and Water Transport Terminals 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 Port and Water Transport Terminals Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Containerised
  • Packed into or transported by a container.
  • Stevedoring
  • The process of unloading or loading a ship.
  • Wharf
  • An area where a ship may be moored to load and unload.
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