+353-1-416-8900REST OF WORLD
+44-20-3973-8888REST OF WORLD
1-917-300-0470EAST COAST U.S
1-800-526-8630U.S. (TOLL FREE)

Australia Mining Logistics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

  • PDF Icon


  • 150 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Australia
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5572904
UP TO OFF until Jun 30th 2023
The Australian mining logistics market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 4% during the forecast period.

Key Highlights

  • The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the country's mining industry, which further affected the mining logistics market. In addition, mining exploration expenditure declined in 2020 because of the pandemic crisis. Now, the industry is recovering and reaching pre-pandemic levels.
  • However, mining has long been a cornerstone of the Australian economy, and the gold rushes were pivotal in the country's early development. Australia is presently amid yet another minerals boom, exhibited by high prices for and record export volumes of mineral commodities, especially iron ore and coal. This follows previous mineral booms in the early 1960s and mid-1980s. The present boom is underpinned by the high demand for primary commodities in the industrializing economies of China and India.
  • The vital link in mining logistics is provided by multimodal logistics, which includes trucks, trains, and ships. A competitive edge could be gained through careful planning, efficient end-to-end logistics solutions, and time and money savings.
  • Despite the pandemic, many gold mines have continued to increase production levels, with Newmont Corporation, Northern Star Resources, and Kirkland Lake Gold as some of the highest gold producers. This uptake in production has increased mining equipment demand and production, improving employment rates within the resources sector.

Australia Mining Logistics Market Trends

Increasing Exports from the Mining Industry

Australian export volumes increased 1.2% year over year in the third quarter of 2022 as key producers continued to bring new supplies online. As per the official stats, exports are anticipated to rise 2.5% in 2022-2023 to 896 million tonnes and 2.7% in 2023-2024 to 920 million tonnes.

Energy costs have decreased from record highs due to reduced concerns about shortages in the Northern Hemisphere over winter. Still, they will likely remain above pre-war levels in 2023 due to some Russian energy supply becoming stranded.

An increase in export revenues is being driven by high energy costs and the strength of the US dollar. Resources and energy export revenues are anticipated to decline to AUD 391 billion (USD 262 billion) in 2023-2024.

As per the Australian Department of Industry, Science and Resources, In 2022-2023, lithium exports are expected to bring in AUD 16 billion (USD 10 billion), ranking as our sixth-largest resource and energy export.

Coal is mined in every state of Australia. The most considerable black coal resources occur mainly in Queensland and New South Wales. About 70% of coal mined in Australia is exported, mainly to eastern Asia. The Port of Newcastle, New South Wales, is the world's largest and most efficient coal-handling operation through its two terminals: Carrington and Kooragang.

Australia is the second-largest gold producer in the world, with more than 65 gold mines currently operating across the island continent.

Australia has 14 of the world's biggest gold mines, 11 of which are in Western Australia. This is the most prolific Australian state for the enterprise, where gold mining stands fourth behind iron ore, crude oil, and liquified natural gas.

Technology Trends and Exploration Expenditure in the Mining Industry

Every industry faces technological advances that are changing operations, developing workers' skills, and improving efficiency. There has never been a better time for companies worldwide to implement digitization. Western Australia's mining sector is one industry that has transformed because of technology.

Automated vehicles, smart sensors, and drones are just a few innovations redefining the sector and moving companies forward. In fact, according to an industrial organization, autonomous haulage has helped improve mining productivity in Western Australia by 20%.

With the introduction of more automation, mining companies will need to consider restructuring their processes and taking on a more hybrid approach to mining. With more demands for sustainability, future mining will likely have a good balance of automation and human workers in different areas. Furthermore, private organizations are investing in mining exploration, which helps improve knowledge about the location, type, quantity, and quality of deposits. A total of AUD 1.10 billion (USD 0.7 billion)was spent on mineral exploration in Australia during the September quarter of 2022.

Australia Mining Logistics Industry Overview

The Australian mining logistics market is fragmented, with multiple domestic and international players and organized and unorganized small players operating. Several large and small companies in the mining logistics industry provide storage and transport facilities. Some of the major players include Toll Holdings Limited, UC LOGISTICS Australia, CENTURION, Tranz Logistics, and ATG Australian Transit Group.

Additional Benefits:

  • The market estimate (ME) sheet in Excel format
  • 3 months of analyst support

This product will be delivered within 2 business days.

Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of Study

2.1 Analysis Methodology
2.2 Research Phases


4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Technological Snapshot and Digitization
4.3 Regulations and Standards
4.4 Industry Value Chain/Supply Chain Analysis
4.5 Extent of Containerization in Mining Sector
4.6 Review and Commentary on Safety Standards in Mining Sector
4.7 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

5.1 Market Drivers
5.2 Market Restraints
5.3 Market Opportunities
5.4 Industry Attractiveness- Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
5.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
5.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
5.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

6 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value)
6.1 Service
6.1.1 Transportation
6.1.2 Warehousing and Inventory Management
6.1.3 Value-added Services
6.2 Mineral/Metal
6.2.1 Iron Ore
6.2.2 Base Metals
6.2.3 Coal
6.2.4 Gold
6.2.5 Others

7.1 Overview (Market Concentration, Major Players, and Companies' Comparison Analysis)
7.2 Company Profiles
7.2.1 Toll Holdings Limited
7.2.2 UC Logistics Australia
7.2.3 Centurion
7.2.4 Tranz Logistics
7.2.5 ATG Australian Transit Group
7.2.6 Vale
7.2.7 Bis Industries
7.2.8 National Group
7.2.9 Linfox Pty Ltd
7.2.10 Kalari
7.2.11 SCE Australia
7.2.12 Campbell Transport*


9.1 Macroeconomic Indicators (GDP Distribution by Activity, Contribution of Transport and Storage Sector to Economy)
9.2 Key Statistics related to Mining Industry
9.3 Trade Statistics - Exports and Imports of Mining Products by Product Type and by Country of Destination/Origin

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Toll Holdings Limited
  • UC Logistics Australia
  • Centurion
  • Tranz Logistics
  • ATG Australian Transit Group
  • Vale
  • Bis Industries
  • National Group
  • Linfox Pty Ltd
  • Kalari
  • SCE Australia
  • Campbell Transport*