Ship shape: As companies restore inventory, shipping needs will return and revenue will expand

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • An excess of maritime carrying capacity has constrained international freight rates and hindered industry growth
  • The industry's carrying capacity is expected to continue rising as larger vessels come into operation
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Container transportationContainer shipping represents the largest segment of industry operations, accounting for an estimated 35.6% of total industry revenue in 2018. Containers are standardized boxes used to transport manufactured and semi-manufactured products. The capacity of container ships is typically measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The size of container vessels has increased over the past five years, reflecting the growing desire among manufacturers and shippers to achieve greater economies of scale. This growth has been aided by the recent expansion of the Panama Canal, which doubled the canal's vessel capacity and cleared the path for large-scale cargo ships to dominate waterborne trade. Dee...purchase to read more.

    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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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 overcapacityLimited demandIndustry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Supply and demand balanceCruising alongProfitability 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

  • 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
  • Transition economies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • 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
    AP Moller - Maersk A/S, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA, CMA CGM S.A.,
  • Table: AP Moller - Maersk A/S - financial performance
  • Table: MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA - financial performance
  • Table: CMA CGM S.A. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total value of world trade (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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