Overview

IBISWorld’s Inland Water Cargo Transportation Services Procurement Research Report provides the latest price data and the factors underpinning price movements, such as input costs and external demand drivers. The report identifies the leading suppliers of Inland Water Cargo Transportation Services and offers a strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the way the procurement market works. Data forecasts also accompany our analysis so your company can make purchasing decisions with confidence.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Inland Water Cargo Transportation Services - Recent Price Trend

The price of inland water cargo transportation services has been rising mildly at an estimated annualized rate of 0.8% in the three years to 2017. Rising demand for services has been the primary source of the price increases, although falling input costs have mitigated the extent to which suppliers have been able to boost service prices. Demand for inland water cargo transportation services has...

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Inland Water Cargo Transportation Services - Total Cost of Ownership

Inland water cargo transport has a low total cost of ownership. Carriers generally include fuel in the quoted price for spot rate purchases, but add a surcharge, called the bunker adjustment factor, for shipments arranged through a long-term contract. This surcharge allows carriers to adjust their charges as input costs change, because bunker fuel prices are notoriously volatile. Still, the...

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About this Report

This report is intended to help buyers of inland water cargo transportation, which includes transportation over lakes, rivers and coasts in the United States. The major waterways this market’s firms serve are the Mississippi River System, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway, as well as the East and West Coasts. Buyers purchase shipping capacity on a spot basis (i.e. at current market rates) or through contracts. In this report, buyers are also called shippers and water cargo transport companies are also called carriers. This report does not include passenger transportation.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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