Transport and logistics
What is it?
The transport and logistics industry is broad and complex spanning across road, rail, sea, air and reverse logistics. It involves the movement of goods, people and information through a supply chain from raw materials to the customer.
Transport is about moving freight and passengers by road, rail, sea and air. Logistics are the systems that make it happen and can include inventory, warehousing, packaging and transportation. The industry is also benefiting from an increasing consumer dependence on e-commence.
Queensland's transport and logistics industry is worth $15.8 billion. 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.
This industry plays a vital role in our daily lives from the inventory, warehousing and delivery of our groceries to discovering new ways to optimise the transportation time of essential goods, such as medical and military supplies, through the supply chain.
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.
Find out more about gaining the skills to pursue the many and varied opportunities in this industry: