The logistics and warehousing sector is an integral part of Australia’s supply chain, and which is becoming more integrated, transparent, accountable and agile.
Road transport is the predominant mode for moving freight around Australia. It is a vital link in the increasingly complex logistics chains that take freight to ports and terminals and distribute urban freight between warehouses and retail outlets.
Demand for passenger and freight transport services continues to grow steadily, both within and between urban areas. With Australia’s population continuing to increase, the role of rail in addressing the challenges of increasing congestion, growth in demand for freight services and the need to decrease carbon emissions will remain central.
Australia is an island nation and depends on a safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable maritime sector for its national productivity. Around 25 percent of the domestic freight task (on a tonne kilometre basis) is carried by ships, with this number set to increase over the coming years.
The aviation sector underpins Australian business and tourism. It has five main components: domestic commercial aviation, international commercial aviation, general aviation, air-freight transport and aviation support infrastructure.
Port performance and land-side logistics chains are critical to facilitate innovation, productivity gains and economic growth in Australia. Port operations need a highly skilled and flexible workforce that can meet the requirements of a time-sensitive integrated logistics system.