Growth industry profile
The transport, logistics and supply chain industry is broad and complex spanning across road, rail, maritime, ports, aviation, warehousing and reverse logistics.
The industry employs more than half a million Australian workers and over 165,000 businesses make up the industry, which in 2010-11 was worth more than $100 billion. In Queensland, around 14 per cent of the total workforce is employed in the transport, logistics and supply chain industry and contributes over $14.6 billion a year to Queensland’s Gross State Product.
Queensland’s economic growth and sustainability relies heavily on efficient transport, logistics and supply chain systems. More than 600 million tonnes of freight is moved in the state each year by road, rail, sea or air, while Brisbane Airport is one of the fastest growing capital city airports in Australia, with annual passenger numbers expected to reach more than 25.6 million by 2015 and around 50 million by 2035.
Queensland has key links with national and international trading partners and the success of this industry is also evident through an average rate of growth of 6 per cent per annum since 1990.
Be part of it
The transport, logistics and supply chain industry is a dynamic growth industry that needs skilled people across the state. The career opportunities within the industry are diverse and new opportunities continue to emerge as the industry grows.