Contained: Divergent trends in downstream markets leads to slow revenue growth

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Intermodal Container Leasing industry supplies a range of containers to downstream markets for the transportation and storage of goods. The industry leases containers over the short- or long-term, or on a financial-lease basis. Most industry revenue is generated from long-term leases, mainly for portable storage.

Industry revenue has grown slowly over the past five years, which mainly reflects divergent trends in downstream mining, wholesale and manufacturing markets. However, the industry's performance has been supported by positive trends in several key indicators, including merchandise trade, business inventories and housing transfers. Industry revenue is projected to increase by an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $217.7 million...

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What is the Intermodal Container Leasing industry?

The Intermodal Container Leasing industry has a medium level of capital intensity. Operators are required to invest substantial funds in container stock, transportation and lifting equipment to be of sufficient scale to compete in the industry. However, the industry also has a substantial labour input into operations focused on marketing, product delivery, client management and the maintenance of equipment. Basic shipping containers are not particularly expensive per unit (TEU), retailing for about $3,000 and far less for wholesale. Operators also purchase used containers, which are repaired and modified.

The industry's capital intensity may be measured by the relative input of labour to capital in business operations. Industry labour costs are estimated to account for 34.4% o...

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Additional Insights for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Establishing long-term leases
  • Development of a strong relationship with the shipping sector
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business inventories and Demand from wholesale trade in the Intermodal Container Leasing industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Portable storage
    Specialist storage
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    ANL Container Hire & Sales Pty Ltd

    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
  • Business inventories
  • Demand from wholesale trade
  • Number of housing transfers
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Road freight service price

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Intermodal Container Leasing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Intermodal Container Leasing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage
  • Rail Freight Transport
  • Removalists
  • Water Freight Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler and Tank Manufacturing
  • Water Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Portable storage
  • Freight
  • Specialist storage
  • Chart: Intermodal Container Leasing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General Public
  • Freight and logistics companies
  • Other markets
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Resource companies
  • Manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Intermodal Container Leasing 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 Intermodal Container Leasing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Royal Wolf Holdings LimitedBrambles LimitedSCF Holdings Pty LimitedANL Container Line Pty Ltd
  • Table: Royal Wolf Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Brambles Limited - financial performance
  • Table: SCF Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ANL Container Line Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Intermodal Container Leasing 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 Intermodal Container Leasing 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
  • Forty foot equivalent unit, a standard sized shipping container that the industry supplies for hire.
  • Ibc
  • Intermodal bulk container is a multiple use industrial container for transporting and storing bulk liquid.
  • Intermodal Container
  • A standardised container such as a TEU or FEU that can be carried by multiple different modes of freight transport.
  • Intermodal Freight Transport
  • Intermodal transport means that multiple modes of freight transport, for example, a combination of water, road or rail freight, are used to transport a product.
  • Iso
  • International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) container tanks designed to carry liquids in bulk.
  • Teu
  • Twenty foot equivalent unit, a standard sized shipping container that the industry supplies for hire.
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