Overview

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
A.P. M›ller - M‘rsk $x.xlock
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$428bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
1.3%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment ('000)
1,769
Business
33,732

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An excess of maritime carrying capacity has constrained international freight rates and hindered industry growth
  • Volatility in overall demand for industry services has led to a situation of chronic overcapacity
  • The industry's carrying capacity is expected to continue rising as larger vessels come into operation
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Overcapacity is the only certainty the industry faces in the coming years. The industry is dependent on strong global growth and continuing globalization to strengthen. The threat of a collapse in the Eurozone or a double-dip global recession remains real. On the other side of the equation, the imbalance of supply of ships to demand for shipping services will take longer to resolve. Segments of the industry, such as container shipping, are engaged in a race to build the biggest ship. The operator with the biggest ship captures the lowest cost structure and competitive advantage; however, the cumulative action has driven freight rates down and is expected to keep them there...

    Industry Investment

    The Global Deep-Sea, Coastal and Inland Water Transportation industry is highly capital intensive, and industry operators are expected to spend $0.42 on capital investments for every dollar spent on labor costs in 2017. Vessels generally constitute the largest capital expense for industry operators, since modern container ships often cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Moreover, the industry's largest players operate hundreds of vessels, with each ship requiring equipment replacement, while simultaneously depreciating. At the same time, labor is also an important component for the industry. In 2017, wages are expected to account for 22.2% of total industry revenue and the average industry wage is a moderate $53,838 per year, reflecting the two tiers of skill employed in the industry. Shi..

    Additional Insights for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total value of world trade and Global consumer spending in the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry?

    Establishments in this industry provide deep-sea, coastal and inland water transportation. Deep-sea and coastal water transportation includes the movement of passengers and freight over major waterways, both scheduled and unscheduled. Inland water transportation includes the movement of passengers or freight via rivers, canals, lakes and waterways, including inside harbors. The industry excludes marine operations such as port operations and stevedoring.

    Industry Products
    Dry bulk transportation
    Liquid bulk transportation
    Container transportation
    Passenger transportation
    Industry Activities
    Deep sea, coastal and inland freight transportation
    Deep sea, coastal and inland passenger transportation
    Commercial charter services for freight transportation
    Containerized shipping
    Bulk shipping
    Tanker shipping (including liquefied natural gas)
    Barge shipping

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total value of world trade
  • Global consumer spending
  • Industrial production index of OECD countries
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Global overcapacity
  • Limited demand
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Supply and demand balance
  • Cruising along
  • Profitability and participation
  • Table: Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Mining
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Global Wholesale Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Marine & Container Terminal Operation
  • Global Ship & Boat Building

  • Products & Services
  • Container transportation
  • Dry bulk transportation
  • Liquid bulk transportation
  • Passenger transportation
  • Chart: Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Developing economies
  • Developed economies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SAAP Moller - Maersk A/S
  • Table: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA - financial performance
  • Table: AP Moller - Maersk A/S - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total value of world trade (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Conference
  • A route-specific agreement between carriers to charge common freight-rates, pool revenue and costs, pool profit, and engage in capacity management.
  • Flag Of Convenience
  • A flag of convenience ship is one that flies the flag of a country other than the country of ownership
  • Imo
  • The International Maritime Organizations is the United Nations agency responsible for global maritime regulations.
  • Lay-Up
  • When a ship is taken out of service due to rates being too low to cover its maintenance and operating costs.
  • Short-Sea Shipping
  • The movement of cargo and passengers by water between points situated close to one another.
  • Teu
  • Twenty-foot equivalent unit, used to measure container quantity/capacity. A 40 foot container is 2 TEU.
  • Tramp Services
  • A ship that has no fixed routing or schedule and is available at short notice to load any cargo from one port to another.
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