Smooth sailing: Higher trade volumes and adverse weather patterns will boost demand

Performing an instrumental role within the overall water transportation sector, the Marine Salvage Services industry is involved in the salvaging, patching and the refloating of grounded vessels. Over the past five years, the industry has experienced moderate growth, as a result of increased incident totals. Marine incidents may be the result of grounding, mechanical breakdown, fire, collision and weather. Weather across the United States, in particular, has been a source of growth for the industry over the period. In recent years, storms such as Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy have resulted in an elevated number of marine incidents. Consequently, federal and local governments significantly increased spending during both storm-specific years and the fiscal periods following them...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The frequency of extreme storms has increased, fueling demand for industry services
  • Many industry players are strategically positioned to certify ships’ prefire plans
  • Industry operations are limited by the number of ports in the United States
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Marine Salvage Services industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry. Initial capital costs vary on the size and scope of salvaging services. While some smaller players rent equipment, reducing initial capital costs, larger players incur significant capital costs and purchase their equipment outright to reduce response times. Cranes, bucket wheel unloaders and other industry equipment purchases can total to millions, which may deter some entrants that do not opt to rent. Companies also require a significant amount of mechanical expertise to provide salvage services.Despite moderate capital costs for small-scale salvage services, potential entrant success will be limited by volatile demand and competition from existing companies. Sal...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Marine Salvage Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Marine Salvage Services Industry are

  • Having contracts within key markets
  • Ability to provide services in diverse locations
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total trade value and Demand from ocean and coastal transportation in the Marine Salvage Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Marine Salvage Services Industry?

    This industry provides retrieval and repair of vessels or cargo following a marine accident. Companies often work on a contract basis, whereby they are hired to conduct salvage operations on stricken ships.

    Industry Products
  • Flooding salvage services
  • Collision salvage services
  • Fire or explosion salvage services
  • Engine or mechanical breakdown salvage services
  • Grounding salvage services
  • Other salvage services
  • Industry Activities
  • Towing services
  • Refloating sunken vessels
  • Refloating grounded vessels
  • Undertaking minor repairs on vessels
  • Monitoring and providing pollution control services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total trade value
  • Demand from ocean and coastal transportation
  • Natural disaster index
  • Demand from natural disaster and emergency relief services

  • Current Performance
  • Assistance from changing weather
  • Expansion of traditional service offerings
  • Industry profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trade and adverse weather leads to higher demand
  • Industry landscape and profitability
  • Table: Marine Salvage Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Marine Salvage Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Fishing
  • Ocean & Coastal Transportation
  • Inland Water Transportation
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boat Building
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Ship Building

  • Products & Services
  • Grounding salvage services
  • Engine or mechanical breakdown salvage services
  • Other salvage services
  • Fire or explosion salvage services
  • Collision salvage services
  • Flooding salvage services
  • Chart: Marine Salvage Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Grounding and collision salvage services
  • Engine or mechanical breakdown salvage services
  • Flooding, fire and explosion
  • Other salvage services

  • Major Markets
  • Deepwater cargo operators
  • Deepwater noncargo operators
  • Government customers
  • Inland water transportation operators and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Marine Salvage Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Marine Salvage Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Marine Salvage Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Marine Salvage 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 Marine Salvage Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Traded Value (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Excavation activity that is performed to free a stranded vessel or open an impeded waterway.
  • Patching
  • Welding steel plates over a hole in a vessel in order to restore water tightness.
  • Piecemeal
  • The process whereby a vessel is cut into pieces small enough to be easily removed.
  • Salvage Master
  • Serves as the master of the salvage vessel, being responsible for planning the salvage operation of another vessel or its cargo facing a marine accident.
  • Waterborne Freight
  • Bulk shipments of goods transported via waterways. Includes inland water transportation as well as ocean transportation.
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