The long haul: Revenue is set to strengthen, supported by international merchandise trade

The Intermodal Container Leasing industry supplies a range of containers to downstream markets for transporting and storing goods. The industry leases containers over the short- or long-term, or on a financial-lease basis. Most industry revenue is generated from long-term leases, mainly for portable storage or freight applications.Industry revenue has contracted marginally over the past five years, mainly reflecting weak wholesale and manufacturing markets, and declining demand from the Mining division. A declining number of housing transfers over the past five years has constrained demand for containers used by people moving or storing furniture while moving more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Most industry revenue is generated from long-term leases, mainly for portable storage
  • Growth in merchandise trade has supported demand for shipping containers over the past five years
  • Improved operating efficiencies are forecast to boost industry profitability
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry is characterised by moderate market share concentration, with the industry's three largest players accounting for approximately 53.2% of industry revenue in 2018-19. The largest player, Royal Wolf, contributes over one-third of industry revenue. This concentration reflects the benefits of economies of scope, especially for operators providing services to freight markets. Outside the major players, numerous small-scale enterprises service narrow regional or product markets. Major players are differentiated from smaller players by their nationwide networks, which allow them to compete on price in freight markets.Some consolidation has occurred among the larger players over the past five years. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Intermodal Container Leasing are:

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business inventories and Total merchandise imports and exports in the Intermodal Container Leasing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry?

    Companies in this industry lease intermodal containers for the long- and short-term needs of transportation companies and shippers. Intermodal containers can be transported on ships, trains and trucks.

    Industry Products
  • Freight containers
  • Portable storage
  • Specialist storage
  • Industry Activities
  • Portable storage container leasing (short and long term)
  • Freight container leasing (short and long term)
  • Specialist storage container leasing (short and long term)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business inventories
  • Total merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from wholesale trade
  • Road freight service price
  • Number of housing transfers

  • Current Performance
  • Profitability and employment
  • Global freight container flows
  • Demand from resources and other markets
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit growth
  • Concentration stabilises
  • A growing freight task
  • Table: Intermodal Container Leasing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Intermodal Container Leasing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Road Freight Transport
  • General Warehousing and Cold Storage
  • Rail Freight Transport
  • Removalists
  • Water Freight Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler and Tank Manufacturing
  • Water Freight Transport

  • Products & Services
  • Portable storage
  • Freight containers
  • Specialist storage
  • Chart: Intermodal Container Leasing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General public
  • Freight and logistics companies
  • Other markets
  • Resource companies
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Intermodal Container Leasing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Royal Wolf Holdings Limited, SCF Holdings Pty Limited, ANL Container Line Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Royal Wolf Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: SCF Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: ANL Container Line Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Intermodal Container Leasing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Intermediate bulk containers that are reusable plastic containers designed for the storage and transport of bulk liquid. This includes water, chemicals, food ingredients and pharmaceuticals.
  • Intermodal Container
  • A standardised container such as a TEU or FEU that can be carried by multiple different modes of freight transport.
  • Logistics
  • The management of goods with regard to transport, warehousing and inventory.
  • Teu
  • Twenty foot equivalent unit, a standard sized shipping container that the industry supplies for hire.
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