Freight Transport by Sea in China: Market Research Report

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Freight Transport by Sea Market Research Report | Feb 2016

IBISWorld’s Freight Transport by Sea market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 as it determines demand for Chinese goods.

Over the five years through 2015, industry revenue has been increasing at an annualized rate of 3.3%. In 2015, industry revenue increased $34.5 billion, up 4.7% from 2014. Slowing global trade growth has created a large challenge for the development of the industry.

Over the five years through 2020, ACMR-IBISWorld projects that revenue will grow at the slower rate of of 3.0%.... 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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