Australia is witnessing increased activity in the Ports sector in part due to expansion activities as well as the need to accommodate larger vessels (due to increased trading volumes) in some existing ports. In 2013-14, $405.7 billion worth of sea freight moved through Australian ports. Container traffic is forecast to nearly triple in the next 20 years.

With the biggest growth driver in resources over the next decade expected to be LNG- as of mid-2014 there were 62 million tonnes of LNG capacity under construction in Australia – it is expected that Australia the world’s largest exporter of LNG by the end of the decade, in turn increasing the demand for skilled workers in the sector.

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Maria Gidis
Maria Gidis
Policy Support Officer