Freight Transport by Sea in China: Market Research Report

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Freight Transport by Sea Market Research Report | Mar 2015

IBISWorld’s Freight Transport by Sea market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The Freight Transport by Sea industry in China is mainly engaged in shipping exported items to their destination countries and territories from China. Therefore, industry performance is extremely sensitive to the global economic climate, which determines demand for Chinese goods.

Over the five years through 2015, industry revenue has been increasing at an annualized rate of 4.1%. In 2015, industry revenue is set to reach $35.9 billion, up 7.0% from 2014. Slowing global trade growth has created a large challenge for the development of the industry. In addition, the appreciation of the yuan will limit export growth and industry demand, and subject industry players to exchange losses.... purchase to read more

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High initial investment

A high level of investment is required to begin operations within the industry, including purchases of ships and containers, labor costs, computer-assisted freight tracing systems, and exploration of shipping lines. Large state-owned companies benefit greatly from government investment support, making it difficult for smaller private firms to enter the industry.

Fierce competition

The industry has a medium concentration level, and due to over-supply, competition is expected to intensify. Therefore, it will be challenging for new entrants to expand, especially as the industry is gradually entering into the mature phase of its life cycle... purchase to read more


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What is the Freight Transport by Sea Industry?

Businesses in the Freight Transport by Sea industry provide cargo transportation services between China and other countries, including the leasing of ocean-going freighters equipped with operators. This industry only includes businesses that make trans-oceanic journeys using ships made in China. Passenger delivery and coastal freight transportation are excluded.

Industry Products
Dry bulk shippingContainer shippingLiquid bulk shippingOther activities
Industry Activities
Dry bulk shipping Liquid bulk shippingContainer shippingShip chartering with operators

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