Barge Transportation Market in the US 2017-2021

 Published On: Dec, 2016 |    No of Pages: 60 |  Published By: Technavio-Infiniti Research | Format: PDF
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About Barge Transportation

The inland waterway transportation system in the US is one of the world’s most efficient transportation systems with a network of interconnected rivers and canals. Over 1 billion short tons of cargo are moved annually, which makes it a vital part of the US cargo transportation system. Barge transportation is the most efficient and safest means of transporting bulk commodities when compared to railroads and trucks. A barge is a flat-bottomed boat used to transport dry and liquid-bulk cargo through inland waterways. The capacity of barges to carry cargo is greater than rail cars, trucks, and semi-trailers, making it a very cost-effective mode of transportation. The cargo capacity of an average inland tank barge is equivalent to more than 40 railroad tank cars or 140 tractor-trailer tank trucks. Barges are non-mechanical and are propelled using a towboat or any other similar vessel. However, self-propelled barges are also gaining traction in the market.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the barge transportation market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 1.39% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the barge transportation market in the US for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the volume of trade carried through different types of barges. It presents an in-depth analysis of different types of barges used in the market and products transported in them.

Technavio's report, Barge Transportation Market in the US 2017-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
• ACBL
• Ingram Marine
• Kirby
• SEACOR

Other prominent vendors
• AgriChem Marine Transportation
• Alter Logistics
• Argosy Transportation
• ATS International Services
• Barge America
• Blessey Marine Services
• Bouchard Transportation
• Campbell Transportation
• Canal Barge
• Ceres Barge Lines
• Heartland Barge
• McAllister Towing and
• Transportation

Market driver
• Growth in US petrochemical industry
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Market challenge
• Capital-intensive business and high cost of maintenance
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Market trend
• Construction of new tank barges and tugboats
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Key questions answered in this report
• What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
• What are the key market trends?
• What is driving this market?
• What are the challenges to market growth?
• Who are the key vendors in this market space?
• What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
• What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

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Table of Contents

PART 01: Executive summary
PART 02: Scope of the report
• Market overview
• Major vendor service offerings
PART 03: Market research methodology
• Research methodology
• Economic indicators
PART 04: Introduction
PART 05: Market landscape
• Market overview
• Market size and forecast
• Five forces analysis
PART 06: Market segmentation by type of barge fleet
• Barge transportation market in US by type of barge fleet
• Dry cargo barge market in US
• Liquid cargo barge market in US
PART 07: Market segmentation by products transported
• Market overview
• Barge transportation market in US by products transported
PART 08: Market drivers
PART 09: Impact of drivers
PART 10: Market challenges
PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 12: Market trends
PART 13: Vendor landscape
• Competitive scenario
PART 14: Key vendor analysis
• ACBL
• Ingram Marine Group
• Kirby
• SEACOR
• Other prominent vendors
PART 15: Appendix
• List of abbreviations
PART 16: Explore Technavio


List of Exhibits

Exhibit 01: Service offerings
Exhibit 02: Barge statistics 2015
Exhibit 03: Barge transportation market in US 2016-2021 (million tons)
Exhibit 04: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 05: Barge transportation market in US by type of barge fleet
Exhibit 06: Barge transportation market in US by type of barge fleet 2016 (volume %)
Exhibit 07: Barge transportation market in US by type of barge fleet 2016-2021 (million tons)
Exhibit 08: Dry cargo barge market in US 2016-2021 (million tons)
Exhibit 09: Key commodities transported by dry cargo barges (% share)
Exhibit 10: Liquid cargo barge market in US 2016-2021 (million tons)
Exhibit 11: Key commodities transported by liquid cargo barges (% share)
Exhibit 12: Products transported through barge vessels
Exhibit 13: Barge transportation market in US by products transported 2016 (volume %)
Exhibit 14: Impact of drivers
Exhibit 15: Natural calamities in North Americas 2010-2016
Exhibit 16: Impact of drivers and challenges
Exhibit 17: Global crude oil price 2007-2016 ($/bbl)
Exhibit 18: Comparison of profits of different countries and crude oil prices (in $/bbl. of crude oil)
Exhibit 19: ACBL: Business segmentation
Exhibit 20: Ingram Marine Group: Business segmentation
Exhibit 21: Ingram Marine Group: Service locations
Exhibit 22: Kirby: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
Exhibit 23: Kirby: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 and 2014 ($ millions)
Exhibit 24: Kirby: Geographical presence
Exhibit 25: SEACOR: Business segmentation by revenue 2015 (% share)
Exhibit 26: SEACOR: Geographical segmentation by revenue
Exhibit 27: Key equipment and vessels portfolio as of December 2014

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