The Water Transport Terminals industry is an intermediate industry that serves as an interface between vessels and ports. Industry revenue follows the volume of goods traded within, to and from Australia. The industry's main areas of activity are loading bulk commodities for export, and handling general cargo and containerised imports.
In the five years through 2014-15, the industry is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 3.3%. This strong five-year performance has been partly driven by growth in mining output handled by the industry.
Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in operating passenger or freight sea transport terminals, as well as mineral, grain and other commodity ship loaders.
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.