Overboard: Revenue continues to sink as major mining projects reach completion

The resources boom generated a surge in demand for new port construction and harbour upgrades to facilitate the export of minerals and energy products. 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. However, the completion of the resource-related port developments has contributed to a steep decline in the performance of the Port Construction industry over the past five years. This has accompanied a swing in industry activity towards the expansion of existing general cargo and container cargo capacity close to major metropolitan ports...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Reduced demand from mining has added to a significant decline in port construction activity
  • The completion of large LNG processing and export projects has reduced industry revenue
  • Underlying demand for port infrastructure is forecast to gradually strengthen
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Distribution of port construction activity within Australia is heavily skewed towards regions with a high level of mining resources and heavy industrial construction. Ports hold geographical monopolies to the extent that they have to be located as close as possible to the source or end points of the cargo that is being serviced.Since Australia is a net exporter of natural resources, a considerable amount of the work that is done by the industry is located in Western Australia and Queensland. Cape Lambert is one of the largest iron ore ports in Australia, while the Port of Gladstone exports coal and has undergone upgrades to facilitate exports of LNG. Sim...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Port Construction Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Port Construction 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
  • Demand from mining
  • 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
  • Revenue and participation growth
  • City ports
  • 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
  • General cargo
  • Specialised port facilities
  • LNG 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
  • 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,
  • Table: Aveng Australia Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Clough 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 (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
    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.
  • Dry Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery without an operator. Dry hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
  • General Cargo
  • Cargo that is too heavy or large for shipping containers, such as structural steel components.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • A contractual agreement between a public agency and private company to share skills, assets and financial resources to deliver a facility for public use.
  • Throughput
  • The volume of a certain amount of cargo transported through a port.
  • Wet Hire
  • The hire or lease of plant and machinery with a suitably qualified operator working under the direction of the prime contractor. Wet hire can be paid on an hourly, daily or weekly basis.
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