Maritime Sector

    • The Maritime industry in Australia has an estimated annual revenue of $9.3 billion, adding $3.7 billion to the Australian economy in 2015-16 (Australian Industry Standards, 2016).
    • Australia is currently the world’s 5th largest shipping nation in terms of the tonnage of its inbound and outbound freight task.
    • 10 per cent of the world’s sea trade passes through Australian ports and 99 per cent of Australian trade is transported by sea.
    • Our coastline is over 60,000 kilometres in length and our search and rescue region covers more than 10 per cent of the earth’s surface.
    • Per capita, Australia has more cruise passengers than any other nation, making it the fourth-largest cruise market in the world.


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