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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Marine Cargo Handling

Overview of the U.S. Marine Cargo Handling 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 Marine Cargo Handling: 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 Marine Cargo Handling 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

Warehousing Services

Handling Services For Goods

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 Marine Cargo Handling by state

Marine Cargo Handling 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 Marine Cargo Handling 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
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
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 Marine Cargo Handling 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 Marine Cargo Handling 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 Marine Cargo Handling 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 Managers1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 71%
Water Transportation Workers 17%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 6%
Sailors and Marine Oilers 6%
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators 9%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels 8%
Material Moving Workers 45%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 10%
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 10%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 23%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23%
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 5%
Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Marine Cargo Handling Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score
Tradebytes Data
International Cargo Gear Bureau

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

Latest Industry News

  • ClaimsPro’s Specialty Risk Division’s Transportation, Equipment & Cargo (TEC) Unit Enhances National Leadership Team - He brings more than 40 years of industry experience to his role, along with an extensive background handling all aspects of commercial transportation losses, cargo, commercial property ... Vice President, TEC & Marine Services for ClaimsPro. (01/10/2018)
  • Air transportation division conducts ribbon cutting for air freight facility - “Today is about letting everyone know that we have the capability to provide support to the air station,” said U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Esteban Arroyo, the air transportation department chief. “We have the facility and the material handling ... (01/10/2018)
  • Ship Topples Quay Crane at Taiwan Port - An investigation led by Taiwan’s Marine Port Bureau (MPB ... The Focus Taiwan news channel reported that a 62-year-old worker, Chen Lin-tsang, who was handling cargo, suffered minor injury when the ship hit the crane. Although this is the first vessel ... (01/10/2018)
  • Freighter accident in Keelung still under investigation - Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) An accident involving a Germany-registered cargo ship in Keelung Harbor Monday is still being investigated by the Marine Port Bureau (MPB ... Chen Lin-tsang (???), who was handling cargo, suffered minor injury when the ship ... (01/09/2018)
  • Pecém Cargo Volume up by 19% - APM Terminals Pecém reported a 19% annual increase in container handling volumes as the gateway port to northeast Brazil. APM Terminals Pecém, which is the container operator at the Port of Pecém which is managed by the state-owned company CIPP (former ... (01/09/2018)
  • Propelling global logistics to greater heights - “Our cargo handling solutions and services make global trade ... and marine industries through innovative engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads. “We have a strong track record in developing and delivering ... (01/08/2018)
  • Takoradi Port records 7.3m mt cargo - Director of the Takoradi Port, Capt Ebenezer Afedzi, says at the end of November 2017, a total of 7.3 million metric tonnes of cargo passed through the Takoradi ... to construct a 13.5 million litres capacity marine gas oil storage facility at the port ... (01/03/2018)
  • Gov’t scales down community garden plan at popular ‘Instagram Pier’ amid criticism - However, local groups have continued to question the need for a community garden. The location, governed by the Marine Department’s Cargo Handling Section, is popular among residents, pet owners and joggers in the area. It does not currently feature any ... (01/03/2018)
  • Container Handling Equipment Market to Register Steady Growth During 2025 - To load and un-load the containers at air cargo terminals, marine ports and other logistic stations, the container handling equipment considered as the feasible option. Moreover, container handling equipment such as truck, crane, hoist and others completed ... (01/03/2018)
  • Southeast Asian countries vie for port supremacy - Its cargo handling fees are also significantly lower than Singapore’s. According to one person familiar with developments, momentum is building to shift more marine transportation from Singapore to the Malaysian port. Singapore has long had the upper hand. (01/02/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $18,019,571 on Marine Cargo Handling. It has awarded 134 contracts to 14 companies, with an average value of $1,287,112 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 Marine Cargo Handling 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.

Warehousing Services
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Marine Cargo HandlingOpportunity/Threat
General Warehousing & Storage
Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage Competing industry
Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry
Long Distance Freight Trucking (Truckload) Competing industry
Moving Services Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Warehousing Services are less than those from Marine Cargo Handling. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Warehousing Services sales, taking market share from this industry.
Warehousing Services Product Sales Report

Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Marine Cargo HandlingOpportunity/Threat
General Warehousing & Storage Competing industry
Refrigerated Warehousing & Storage Competing industry
Farm Product Warehousing & Storage Competing industry
Long Distance Freight Trucking Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods are less than those from Marine Cargo Handling. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods sales, taking market share from this industry.
Warehousing Services - Handling Of Goods 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:
Longshoremen services, Marine cargo handling services, Ship hold cleaning services, Stevedoring services, Loading and unloading services at ports and harbors, etc.

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