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Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Market Research Report | NAICS 48839 | Dec 2016

Precious cargo: Improvements in port infrastructure will buoy industry demand

IBISWorld’s Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Increased waterway trade will boost demand for industry services
  • Competition is increasing from nearby ports in Canada and Mexico
  • The industry will benefit from economic recovery, increased trade and Atlantic Coast port development
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Dry Docks and Cargo Inspection Services industry provides maintenance, cargo inspection and other support services to commercial and government watercraft. In recent years, this industry has benefited from rising trade activity, which has been fueled by a recovering domestic economy and increasing levels of consumption and industrial production. Collectively, these factors have caused more cargo ships to be engaged in trade, increasing demand for ship repair and other industry services. Industry revenue is largely driven by the amount of goods entering and exiting domestic ports. In recent years, figures for US consumer spending and US industrial production have experienced consistent growth... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Dry Docks and Cargo Inspection Services industry, which offers support services like ship maintenance and cargo inspection to commercial and government vessels, has experienced steady growth in recent years. Like most water transportation industries, dry dock operators were negatively affected by the global economic downturn, when reduced consumer spending in both domestic and international markets caused waterborne trade volumes to decline. Trade activity has expanded in recent years due to improvements in the global economy and innovations in international trade, yielding an increase in demand for industry services. Con.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry are

  • Provision of development programs for personnel
  • Access to multi-skilled and flexible workforce
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total trade value and Industrial production index in the Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry?

    This industry provides support services to water transportation industries including ship maintenance and repair, towing, cargo inspection and surveying. Shipbuilding and other manufacturing activities are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Repairs from floating dry docksRepairs from graving dry docksTransportation and towing services
    Industry Activities
    Ship repair and maintenanceMarine cargo checks and surveysTransportation and towing servicesShip scaling

    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
  • Industrial production index
  • Consumer spending
  • Federal funding for defense
  • Demand from water transportation
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Repairing profit
  • Smaller budgets, larger ships
  • Limited market growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving economic climate
  • Trade developments
  • Table: Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Ocean & Coastal Transportation
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Port & Harbor Operations
  • Ship Building
  • Products & Services
  • Repairs from floating dry docks
  • Repairs from graving dry docks
  • Transportation and towing services
  • Other
  • Chart: Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Cargo ships 5,100 TEU and under
  • Government
  • Cruise ships and other passenger vessels
  • Cargo ships 5,100 and over
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Intertek Group PLC
    Huntington Ingalls Industries
    BAE Systems PLC
  • Table: Intertek Group PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Huntington Ingalls Industries - financial performance
  • Table: BAE Systems PLC - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection 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 Dry Docks & Cargo Inspection Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total trade value (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Most ships are equipped with a ballast tank, a compartment within the ship that holds water. As the ship moves, water flows in and out of the tank, improving the ship's balance and stability.
  • Floating Dry Dock
  • A type of transportable dry dock used for the construction, maintenance and repair of watercraft by submerging under the vessel and subsequently rising, lifting the boat out of the water for repairs.
  • Graving Dry Dock
  • A basin in shipyards, used for the construction, maintenance, and repair of ships, boats and other watercraft by filling the basin with water for ship entry that is subsequently drained for repairs.
  • Scaling
  • A cleaning process that involves using chemicals or power blasters to remove rust and scale.
  • 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.
  • Ultra Large Container Vessel (Ulcv)
  • Term for the largest classification of container ships. Ships in this category generally boast carry capacities of over 14,500 TEU.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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