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

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...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Solid growth in demand for port facilities to meet the growing export and import of bulk and merchandise goods
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Port Construction industry has moderate barriers to entry. The industry operates on a contract basis and therefore requires minimal capital to set up operations, as most of the specialist construction equipment and heavy machinery is delivered on a wet hire basis by specialist subcontractors. The main barriers to entry are gaining access to qualified and experienced staff, and establishing a reputation within the industry.Given the dominance of the large players in the industry, it is nearly impossible for new businesses to bid for large projects. While new businesses can bid for smaller projects, ports are very expensive assets, which means this often proves difficult. New entrants may overcome their lack of experience by affiliating with existing companies in the industry. Thi...purchase to read more.

    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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    What is the Port Construction Industry?

    Companies in the Port Construction industry construct, refurbish and alter ports and port amenities, including terminal infrastructure. Repair and maintenance activities are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Container ports
  • Bulk ports
  • General cargo
  • Specialised port facilities
  • LNG port facilities
  • Dredging
  • Industry Activities
  • Dredging
  • Container terminal construction
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG) jetty construction
  • Bulk cargo terminal construction
  • General cargo terminal construction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    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
    Aveng Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, Clough Limited, Dredging 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

  • 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
    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
    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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