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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Port & Harbor Operations

Overview: the U.S. Port & Harbor Operations 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 Port & Harbor Operations: 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.

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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

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.

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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 Port & Harbor Operations 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

Marine Facility Services

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 by state

Port & Harbor Operations 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 Port & Harbor Operations 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.

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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 Port & Harbor Operations 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 Port & Harbor Operations 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 Port & Harbor Operations 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

Port & Harbor Operations Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

  • Port of Virginia Sets New Annual Volume Record in 2017 Having Handled 2.84 Million TEUs - September: Members of the port’s Senior Leadership and Operations teams spend the week thanking motor ... November: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recommends deepening the Norfolk Harbor and entrance channels to 55 feet and widening portions of the ... (01/12/2018)
  • EPA, Port Agree To Cleanup Environmental Waste At Terminal 4 - Consistent with its commitment to moving forward with the cleanup under the Portland Harbor Superfund ... Terminal 4 is the Port's most active terminal and a significant source of economic activity for the region. Annually, operations at the terminal ... (01/12/2018)
  • Wärtsilä Developing Hybrid Tug for Brazil - Petrocity CEO, José Roberto, said, “Green port operations are completely aligned with Petrocity’s corporate philosophy and values. We look forward to working with Wärtsilä in developing the kind of harbor tug that meets the criteria that have been ... (01/11/2018)
  • Australia's Port Hedland clearing out ships as Cyclone Joyce intensifies - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s Port Hedland iron ore terminal expects to clear all remaining vessels from its harbor by 1030 GMT as a safety ... cyclone preparedness procedures in place at all our operations in the Pilbara,” Power said. (01/11/2018)
  • Appeals court rules Erie marina is taxable - took over the operations of Bay Harbor in January 2017. The Port Authority owns the land and water lots for Bay Harbor Marina, and the authority leases that property to Perry's Landing Marina and Safe Harbor Development, which own the buildings that make ... (01/10/2018)
  • AgTC sends letter to POLB supporting proposed on-dock rail expansion - The facility is primarily used by Pacific Harbor Line, which provides rail ... would improve the efficiency and speed of cargo operations at terminals, helping to keep cargo moving smoothly through the port,” he said. “On behalf of U.S. agriculture ... (01/09/2018)
  • Freeman-Wilson offers upbeat look at Gary's future - Gary doesn't expect to compete with big barge operations like the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor. It hopes to attract logistics and distribution companies looking to take advantage of the tax-exempt status Gary's port authority provides. Freeman-Wilson ... (01/08/2018)
  • Atlantic salmon-farming company sues Washington state to keep its Port Angeles site open - Cooke wants the lease reinstated, and its operations to be allowed to continue ... includes a six-cage unit of net pens and a 14-cage unit of net pens in the Port Angeles harbor. The fish there were not scheduled to be harvested until late 2018 at the ... (01/06/2018)
  • Greek minister hails Sino-Greek cooperation in new upgrade projects at Piraeus port - Since China COSCO Shipping acquired a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) and took over the management in 2016 after winning an international tender, the image of the harbor is rapidly ... repair and maintenance operations in other Mediterranean ... (01/05/2018)
  • USS Wasp (LHD 1) Arrives in Pearl Harbor for Port Visit - JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a final port call en route to ... for amphibious and aerial combat operations, as well as the ideal platform ... (01/03/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $160,164,425 on Port & Harbor Operations. It has awarded 3,218 contracts to 91 companies, with an average value of $1,760,049 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Seaway operation, Lighthouse operation, Wharf operation, Waterfront terminal operation (e.g., docks, piers, wharves), Docking facility operations, Harbor operation, Canal maintenance services (except dredging), Harbor maintenance services (except dredging), Canal operation, Port facility operation, Maintenance services, waterfront terminal (except dredging), etc.

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