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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Inland Water Freight Transportation


Overview of the U.S. Inland Water Freight Transportation Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Inland Water Freight Transportation: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Inland Water Freight Transportation industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Transportation Of Bulk Liquids And Gases In Intermodal Tank Containers By Water

Transportation Of Bulk Liquids And Gases, Except In Intermodal Tank Containers, By Water

Transportation Of Dry Bulks, Except In Intermodal Tank Containers, By Water

Transportation Of Boxed, Palletized, And Other Packed Goods, Not Climate-Controlled And Not In Intermodal Tank Containers, By W

Transportation Of Other Goods By Water

Towing Services By Water

Other Products



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Inland Water Freight Transportation by state

Inland Water Freight Transportation Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Inland Water Freight Transportation companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Inland Water Freight Transportation company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Inland Water Freight Transportation industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Inland Water Freight Transportation measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 3%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 72%
Water Transportation Workers 61%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 23%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 23%
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators 32%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 31%
Ship Engineers 6%
Ship Engineers 6%
Material Moving Workers 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Inland Water Freight Transportation Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Tigris
Charter Connection

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Record year for freight transport on Flemish inland waterways - Mon 15/01/2018 - 14:42 MB 2017 was a record year for freight transport on our region’s inland waterways. More than 72 million tonnes of freight was transported on the Flemish inland waterways, this is 4.3 million (+6.3%) tonnes more than during 2016. (01/15/2018)
  • Treading water: Time to fix our aging water highways - bulk freight that could most efficiently be shipped by barge is sent by road or rail, putting even more pressure on those transportation systems.” The problem has only grown worse since then. Federal engineers now estimate our inland waterways need ... (01/14/2018)
  • BTS reports a new record reading for Freight TSI - The index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight. With a 0.2% increase from October to November, the Freight TSI hit 130.8 ... (01/12/2018)
  • November Freight Transportation Index Reaches All-Time High Yet Again - The index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight. The TSI is seasonally-adjusted to remove regular seasons from month-to-month ... (01/12/2018)
  • Common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods - Intermodal transport largely uses modes of transport – such as rail, inland waterways and maritime transport – that ... aims at more sustainable and efficient freight transport and is in line with the low-emission mobility strategy, the United Nations ... (01/11/2018)
  • Year of consolidation for India’s logistics sector - The developments of Sagarmala, Dedicated Freight Corridor and Inland Waterways, would in all probability, be synergistically operational at the same time. The rough edges of GST would have been rounded off by then. Transportation by Inland Waterways would ... (01/11/2018)
  • For-Hire Freight Index Hits Another Record High - The index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight. Notable increases in trucking, rail carloads, rail intermodal, and air freight led ... (01/10/2018)
  • Europe Inland Waterways Vessel Market worth $115bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc. - Inland Waterways Vessel Market in Europe is set to reach USD 115 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Increasing freight transportation through waterways and rising marine passenger traffic led by regular ... (01/03/2018)
  • Cargo movement: Freight transport via national waterways rises 32% between FY14 & FY16 - In line with the shipping ministry’s increased focus on transportation via coastal shipping and national waterways (NWs), the country witnessed a notable jump in freight transport ... the share of coastal shipping and inland water transport stands ... (07/04/2017)


Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $4,857,716 on Inland Water Freight Transportation. It has awarded 53 contracts to 27 companies, with an average value of $179,915 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Inland Water Freight Transportation to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

Trans Of Bulk Liquids & Gases, Except In Intermodal Tank Cont By Wat
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Inland Water Freight TransportationOpportunity/Threat
Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation
Deep Sea Freight Transportation Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Trans Of Bulk Liquids & Gases, Except In Intermodal Tank Cont By Wat are less than those from Inland Water Freight Transportation. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Trans Of Bulk Liquids & Gases, Except In Intermodal Tank Cont By Wat sales, taking market share from this industry.
Trans Of Bulk Liquids & Gases, Except In Intermodal Tank Cont By Wat Product Sales Report



Trans Of Dry Bulks, Except In Intermodal Tank Containers, By Water
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Inland Water Freight TransportationOpportunity/Threat
Deep Sea Freight Transportation
Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation

Since sales from Inland Water Freight Transportation are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Trans Of Dry Bulks, Except In Intermodal Tank Containers, By Water, companies in the Inland Water Freight Transportation industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
Trans Of Dry Bulks, Except In Intermodal Tank Containers, By Water Product Sales Report



Trans Box & Pal Gds, No Clim-Cntrl, Except Intrmdl Tank Cont, Wat
Trans Box & Pal Gds, No Clim-Cntrl, Except Intrmdl Tank Cont, Wat Product Sales Report



Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Barge transportation, canal (freight), Shipping freight, inland waters (except on Great Lakes system), River freight transportation, Towing service, Intracoastal transportation of freight, Lighterage (i.e., freight transportation except vessel supply services), Freight transportation, Ship chartering with crew, freight transportation, Canal barge transportation (freight), Lake freight transportation (except on Great Lakes system), etc.



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