Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry has achieved stable growth over the past five years. The ongoing development of vertically integrated supply chains in Australian transport industries has continued to transform warehousing and storage services. Warehouses have developed to become complex distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product's entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock. Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have adjusted their supply chains and now tend to hold less stock on hand. The trend towards outsourcing warehousing to third-party operators has boosted demand for general warehousing and cold storage services.
The industry is forecast to grow at an annualised 2.5%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The majority of industry warehouses tend to be located near light manufacturing sites, port areas and intermodal hubs that have good access to main arterial roads. A port area is defined as an area within a radial distance of five kilometres from a port terminal. However, the growth of larger warehouses and distribution centres has resulted in some of the industry's largest and most advanced operations shifting away from inner-city locations near ports towards outer-city industrial estates. The ability of operators to spread out to these areas and access cheaper rent is contingent on established transport routes and arterial roads.
General warehousing and cold storage facility operators offer services to a range of downstream businesses... purchase to read more