Transport and logistics

Industry Overview

As a 15% contributor to GDP, the transport and logistics sector represents a vital component of our economy. With over 1.5 billion tonne-kilometres of goods moved each day, and employing 585,000 people, it is hard to imagine an industry to which the logistics sector is not relevant.

Driven by population growth, globalisation and demographic trends that demonstrate a shift away from historical population centres, transport and logistics in Australia continues to grow rapidly. Industry analysts predict our freight task will double by 2030 and triple by 2050.

With significant sector growth, and with strengthening global linkages, there are immense opportunities for operators and to capitalise on the growing trend towards fully integrated, seamless and borderless supply chains.

Transport is an industry with an important part to play in our economic future but the key to that future is in understanding the true potential of logistics. This means being able to see beyond trucks, trains, boats, and planes and unlocking value in the application of a logistics mindset.

Key Drivers

Our Services

The Ferrier Hodgson Transport and Logistics team can help you unpack the opportunity in your business. We have the skills and resources to deal with the individual challenges faced by every operator and our unique benchmarking data can be used to provide strategic and financial guidance to financiers and industry operators alike.

We understand transport operations and where operating risk lies. We understand the sector’s legislative framework and we have a detailed understanding of appropriate operating models and structures, key performance indicators, IT systems and transport assets in order to maximise financial returns and outcomes.

We regularly provide advice to operators and financiers in respect of:

  • Strategic development
  • Operational efficiency
  • Enterprise value enhancement
  • Financial modelling
  • Business transformation
  • Capital optimisation

Having been involved in some of the largest and most complex business turnarounds and restructures in Australia, we are ideally placed to guide management teams and financiers through the unique challenges presented within the Transport and Logistics sector.