Abandon ship: Revenue continues to sink as major mining projects reach completion

IBISWorld’s Port Construction 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Solid growth in demand for port facilities to meet the growing export and import of bulk and merchandise goods

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The surge in demand for new port construction and harbour upgrades to facilitate the exports generated by the resources boom has been the principal factor determining the performance of the Port Construction industry over the past five years. Mining firms' investment in export facilities included the dredging of harbours, the erection of jetties, and the construction of terminal and port facilities to expedite the shipping of bulk commodities. Port authorities have heavily invested in expanding the existing general cargo and container cargo capacity in major metropolitan ports over the past five years. However, the winding back of investment in the Mining division since the 2012-13 record peak has contributed to a sharp decline in port construction activity in recent years...

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    What is the Port Construction industry?

    The performance of the Port Construction industry since the late 2000s has been strongly influenced by the resources boom. The unprecedented investment in new mine developments generated strong demand for the construction of port facilities as an integral link in the export supply chain. Actual capital expenditure on mining surged to a record peak in 2012-13, which coincided with the record peak in industry revenue at $7.5 billion. However, the completion of major port developments has seen industry revenue collapse over the past four years, and caused a slump in industry profitability and participation. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 30.0% over the five years through 2016-17, to $977.0 million. This fall includes a revenue decline by 16.8% i...

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    Additional Insights for the Port Construction Industry

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

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to change which market the firm operates in
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Actual capital expenditure on mining and Total mass of exports by sea in the Port Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Container ports
    Bulk ports
    General cargo
    Specialised port facilities
    LNG port facilities
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    McConnell Dowell
    BAM Clough

    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
  • Actual capital expenditure on mining
  • Total mass of exports by sea
  • year bond rate
  • Domestic price of concrete, cement and sand

  • Current Performance
  • Industry participation and profitability
  • Supply lags
  • Critical mass
  • Capital city growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Gas and coal pipeline
  • City ports
  • Participation strengthens
  • Profitability deteriorates
  • Table: Port Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Port Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Port Operators

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction
  • Finance
  • Gravel and Sand Quarrying
  • Machinery and Scaffolding Rental
  • Rock, Limestone and Clay Mining
  • Surveying and Mapping Services
  • Transport Equipment and Large Vehicle Rental

  • Products & Services
  • Bulk ports
  • Container ports
  • Dredging
  • LNG port facilities
  • General cargo
  • Specialised port facilities
  • Chart: Port Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • State port authorities
  • Private owners and operators
  • Terminal operators
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Port Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wage costs
  • Subcontract and professional services
  • Purchases
  • Rent, utilities and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Port Construction

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Port Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Aveng Australia Holdings Pty LtdClough LimitedDredging International (Australia) Pty Limited
  • Table: Aveng Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Clough Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Dredging International (Australia) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Port Construction 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 Port Construction 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
  • Commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged in large quantities in custom-built containers. This is normally homogeneous cargo, i.e. coal or grain.
  • Containerised Freight
  • Goods transported in shipping containers. These are commonly referred to as TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) or FEUs (forty foot equivalent units).
  • General Cargo
  • Cargo that is too heavy or large for shipping containers, such as structural steel components.
  • Throughput
  • The volume of a certain amount of cargo transported through a port.
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