Overview

Smooth sailing: Increased trade volumes will pull industry revenue growth along

The Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A rebound in the global economy has led to an increase in demand for the industry
  • Heightened volatility in the world price of oil over this period has hurt operators
  • Trade volumes are projected to increase, benefiting industry operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Tugboat and Shipping Navigational Services industry has been subject to steady growth on account of consistent increase in water transportation industries in the past five years. The industry has witnessed steady demand for navigational services over the five years to 2016. While benefiting from rebounding trade, the industry's profitability was affected by rising oil prices in 2011. Industry operators were forced to use surcharges to pass additional fuel costs to customers. These increases proved detrimental to industry competitiveness because, compared with air and ground transportation, cost savings had traditionally drawn business to waterborne freight...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Companies within the Tugboat and Shipping Navigational Services industry help ships pass safely in and out of harbors. The industry mainly provides tugboat services, but it also provides marine salvaging, wrecking and navigational services. Furthermore, industry operators perform on occasion other services such as maintenance and repair for maritime vessels. In 2015, these other services are expected to represent 12.5% of total industry revenue.

    Tugboat service

    A tugboat, also called a tug, is a vessel used to tow or push other vessels into harbor. Generally, towage services are required to assist vessels in maneuverability and in negotiating restricted clearances in channels and berth areas. Tugs are also used in salvage and deep-sea towage work. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry are

  • Ability to recoup fuel expenses
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
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    Industry Products

    What is the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry?

    Companies in this industry provide navigational services that ensure the safe passage of ships in and out of harbors. Such services mainly involve docking and piloting marine vessels. Marine salvage services, which involve the retrieval of cargo or vessels following marine accidents, are also included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Tugboat service
    Navigational & Transportation Related services
    Other services
    Towing Services
    Industry Activities
    Cargo salvaging
    Docking and undocking marine vessels
    Harbor tugboat services
    Marine salvaging services
    Piloting services
    Radio beacon services

    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
  • Demand from water transportation
  • Total trade value
  • Demand from natural disaster and emergency relief services
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Strong sailing for tugboats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boat Building
  • Ship Building

  • Products & Services
  • Tugboat service
  • Navigational & Transportation Related services
  • Other services
  • Towing Services
  • Chart: Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial trade companies
  • Governmental bodies
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Table: Crowley Maritime Corporation - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services 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 Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of crude oil (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Global Positioning System (Gps)
  • A navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver (specific boat).
  • The Jones Act
  • Legislation that affords protection to domestic water transport operators. The Act requires that tugboats operating within US harbors be US-flagged.
  • Waterborne Freight
  • Bulk shipments of goods transported via waterways. Includes inland water transportation as well as ocean transportation.
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