Choppy waters: The growing popularity of large-scale cargo vessels will constrain growth

IBISWorld’s Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Trade volumes have rebounded, increasing demand for industry services
  • Cargo-handling establishments in ports have received additional investment to improve their capacity and technology
  • Industry operators are expected to benefit from an improved domestic economy

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    International imports and exports account for the overwhelming majority of waterborne cargo transport and, as a result, industry performance closely mirrors US trade volumes. Following a notable recessionary contraction, trade volumes have rebounded, increasing demand for cargo loading and inspection services provided by this industry. Revenue is consequently projected to rise in the five years to 2017. The next five years are expected to be a time of smooth sailing for the industry, as rising trade volumes bolster demand for marine cargo handling and increase revenue...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Stevedoring services primarily involve loading and unloading ships docked at a harbor, the temporary storage of goods in warehouses and the management of road and rail interfaces. While the techniques and processes involved in handling marine cargo have remained relatively unchanged in recent years, stevedore services are often somewhat specialized to service particular types of transported goods.

    Stevedoring (bulk cargo)

    The handling and transport of bulk commodity goods constitutes the largest product segment for this industry, accounting for an estimated 55.6% of total industry revenue in 2017. Ind..

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    Additional Insights for the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry are

  • Market research and understanding
  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
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    Industry Products

    What is the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide stevedoring and other marine cargo handling services. A stevedore is a company or individual that is usually contracted by an agent to load and unload cargo from a ship in port.

    Industry Products
    Stevedoring (bulk cargo)
    Stevedoring (container)
    Stevedoring (oil)
    Industry Activities
    Waterfront terminal management
    Waterfront consulting and project management
    Cargo loading and inspection

    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 trade value
  • Consumer spending
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Industrial production index

  • Current Performance
  • Improving economic climate
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising downstream demand
  • Developments in trade
  • Industry infrastructure
  • Table: Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Ocean & Coastal Transportation
  • Inland Water Transportation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Port & Harbor Operations
  • Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services

  • Products & Services
  • Stevedoring (bulk cargo)
  • Stevedoring (oil)
  • Stevedoring (container)
  • Other
  • Chart: Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic traders
  • Exporters
  • Importers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ports AmericaCarrix, Inc.Ceres Terminals Inc.
  • Table: Ports America - financial performance
  • Table: Carrix, Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Ceres Terminals Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling 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 Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total trade value (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bulk Cargo
  • Commodity cargo that is transported unpackaged.
  • Container Cargo
  • Cargo, ranging from automobiles to food to consumer goods, which is uniformly packaged in standard-size containers.
  • Gantries
  • Frames used to support traveling cranes.
  • Intermodal Transportation
  • A shipment that spans more than one mode of transportation (e.g. water and land).
  • International Longshore And Warehouse Union (Ilwu)
  • A labor union that represents dockworkers in the West region of the United States (and in parts of Canada).
  • Lashing
  • The process of securing containers to each other and to the ship with a system of ropes.
  • Longshoreman
  • A laborer who loads and unloads marine cargo; also called a "stevedore."
  • Portainers
  • Bulk ship-to-shore cranes.
  • Stacker-Reclaimers
  • Machines used to scoop bulk materials from and into piles.
  • Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (Teu)
  • A unit of carrying capacity for container ships. This unit measures the number of standard 20x8x8 foot containers a ship can transport.
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