Revenue for the Harbor and Port Operations for Freight industry in China is estimated at $61.1 billion in 2018, up 2.0% from 2017. Over the past five years, revenue has been growing 3.4% annually. In terms of throughput, China is the largest country for harbor and port operations in the world, with 12.6 billion tons of freight throughput in 2017.There are about 874 harbor and port operators in the industry and 39,866 establishments used for freight transportation. Although the profitability of industry operators has fallen in recent years, it remains relatively high at 15.1% of revenue in 2018. Factors limiting profit margins include higher operating costs, weaker international trade volumes, and intensifying regional competition...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Using wages as a proxy for labor, and depreciation as a proxy for capital, this industry is highly capital-intensive; for every dollar spent on labor, about 65 cents are invested in capital.With the rapid development of both domestic and international trade in China, demand for harbor and port operation has increased considerably. Therefore, harbor and port operators seek to raise their total throughput, and many new ports, wharves and berths are under construction. This requires those operators to invest greatly in terminal facilities, terminal equipment, vessels, motor vehicles and port buildings.Although the number of employees in this industry is large, about one-third of them are stevedores, dock workers or other laborers with relatively low average wages. Har...purchase to read more.

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IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry are

  • Ready access to investment funding
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Merchandise Trade - Exports (Total) and Merchandise Trade - Imports (Total) in the Harbor & Port Operations for Freight industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry?

    The Harbor and Port Operations for Freight industry in China comprises establishments that provide operational services for freight transportation in harbors and ports. Specifically, these services include loading, unloading, storage and packing of freight, piloting, towing, and parking and logistics for freight ships.

    Industry Products
  • Handling services
  • Stacking services
  • Tugging services
  • Piloting services
  • Other auxiliary services
  • Industry Activities
  • Loading and unloading services for shipping freight in harbors and ports.
  • Parking and storage services for freight in harbors and ports.
  • Piloting services for ships in harbors and ports.
  • Towing services in harbors and ports.
  • Packing services for water transport freight.
  • Parking and logistic services for freight ships.
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Merchandise Trade - Exports (Total)
  • Merchandise Trade - Imports (Total)
  • Exchange Rates - Renminbi per $US
  • Growth (GDP) & Inflation - Nation
  • World Economy

  • Current Performance
    Industry performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Freight Rail Transport
  • Freight Trucking

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction of Waterways, Harbors and River Works, Pleasure Ports (Marinas), Locks, Dams and Dykes
  • Transportation Safety and Controlling Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Handling services
  • Stacking services
  • Tugging services
  • Piloting services
  • Other auxiliary services
  • Chart: Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Real GDP growth
  • Domestic and international trade
  • Transport conditions
  • Development of downstream industries

  • Major Markets
  • Other freight transporters
  • Coal product transporters
  • Metal ore transporters
  • Mineral and construction material transporters
  • Petroleum and gas product transporters
  • Mechanical equipment and appliance transporters
  • Steel product transporters
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Wages
  • Financial costs
  • Purchases
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Harbor & Port Operations for Freight

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Facilities and services offered
  • Efficiency competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd., Ningbo Port Group Co. Ltd., Tianjin Port Co., Ltd., Dalian Port (PDA) Company Limited, Qingdao Port (Group) Co. Ltd.,
  • Table: Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Ningbo Port Group Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Tianjin Port Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Dalian Port (PDA) Company Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Qingdao Port (Group) Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Harbor & Port Operations for Freight 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 Harbor & Port Operations for Freight Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Freight Throughput of Ports (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Shipping Container
  • A standard-sized container with strength suitable to withstand shipment, storage and handling.
  • Stevedores
  • Workers that load and unload ships.
  • Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (Teu)
  • Used to measure the capacity of container ships or terminals. TEUs are based on the volume of a 20-foot-long shipping container.
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