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Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling in the US: Market Research Report

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Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Market Research Report | NAICS 48832 | Feb 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
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... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Unsurprisingly, establishments in the Stevedoring and Marine Cargo Handling industry are predominately located in regions with extensive coastlines and access to key harbors and ports. As a result, the Southeast, West and Southwest regions of the United States are major hubs of activity for industry operators.

Southeast region

Accounting for an estimated 40.2% of all industry establishments, the Southeast region contains more stevedore facilities than any other region in the United States, likely due to the large concentration of ports and inland waterways in this region. For.. ... purchase to read more

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
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total trade value and Consumer spending in the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    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
    StevedoringWaterfront terminal managementWaterfront consulting and project managementCargo 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
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Ports America
    Carrix, 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
  • Includes:
  • 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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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Stevedoring & Marine Cargo Handling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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