Operators in the Stevedoring Services industry load and unload goods from ships at the nation's ports, handling mainly general and containerised cargo. Industry participants also operate sophisticated machinery and systems, and handle hazardous goods. Stevedores are an interface between shippers, importers and exporters, so their performance depends on trends in Australian international trade. Domestic coastal trade is relatively small compared to international sea trade and so has a minimal effect on the industry. Long-term industry performance is affected by investment in port infrastructure, which can substantially improve productivity.
Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in loading and unloading cargo from ships.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.