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

Over the past five years, the Tugboat and Shipping Navigational Services industry has grown steadily due to a consistent increase in water transportation industries. The industry has experienced steady demand for navigational services over the five years to 2018, benefiting from rebounding trade. Furthermore, though early in the five-year period operators needed to use fuel-cost surcharges to offset high oil prices, significant decreases in the price of oil later in the period helped boost industry profitability. Moving forward, the Tugboat and Shipping Navigational Services industry is expected to continue to experience steady revenue growth, as the economy continues to accelerate and trade grows over the five years to 2023...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators were forced to compromise on profit margins to maintain competitiveness
  • Heightened volatility in the world price of crude oil during this period has hurt operators
  • The continued acceleration of the US economy is expected to drive up waterborne trade levels
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Tugboat and Shipping Navigational Services industry is currently in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2023, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is expected increase at an annualized rate of 0.4%. Meanwhile, GDP is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 2.2% over the same period. Despite growing at a slower rate than the overall economy, the industry's performance is in its mature phase. Demand for tugboat services fluctuate with trade levels, which are dependent on the general economic activity of the United States and its trading partners. Furthermore, the consolidation among the industry's top players also reflects the characteristics of a mature industry...purchase to read more.

    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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from water transportation and Total trade value in the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services industry impact industry performance..

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    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
  • Towing Services
  • All Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Cargo salvaging
  • Docking and undocking marine vessels
  • Harbor tugboat services
  • Marine salvaging services
  • Piloting services
  • Radio beacon services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Oil prices and profitability
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trade leads to higher demand
  • Oil volatility hampers growth
  • Industry structure
  • 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

  • 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
  • All 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • 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
    Crowley Maritime Corporation,
  • Table: Crowley Maritime Corporation - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • World price of crude oil (2009-2023)

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