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Dredging Companies and Contractors

SIC 1629 | NAICS 237990

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Dredging Services  (view report)
Sand & Gravel Mining  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

The Waterways Journal, Inc.
IDR Magazine

Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for dredging contractors and related marine and material handling businesses, with topics covered in various issues including projects, equipment, hydrographic surveying, legislation, news, ports, inland waterways, environment, and safety. Selected articles from current and archived issues and digital editions of the magazine are available free online.

Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Clarksons Research Services Limited
Dredging News Online

Online news source features news and information for the industry on a worldwide basis, with topics covered including company news, contracts and tenders, project updates, equipment and technology, research and development, and environmental issues. Article archive section provides an extensive directory of articles categorized by topic and publication date, with all articles available free online.

Navingo BV
Dredging Today

Online news source features news and information for all sectors of the industry, with regional news areas covered including Americas, Europe, Eurasia, Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia, and Asia Pacific, and topics covered in the free e-newsletter including contracts, tenders, project updates, new vessels, equipment, technology, company news, event news, and research and development.

Information available from this organization includes:

A Quick Guide: What Is Dredging?
Introductory section provides a comprehensive overview of the industry, with topics addressed in the various modules including the planning process, contract terms and considerations, types of projects and equipment, use and disposal of dredged material, research, development, and training, socio-ecological aspects, and regulatory bodies and agencies. All information can be viewed free online.

Facts About
Fact sheets provide a summary overview of specific dredging and marine construction subjects, with topics covered in the various modules including dredging management practices, types of equipment used for different projects, use and disposal of dredged material, ecosystem services, environmental impact assessment, and international maritime conventions. All fact sheets can be viewed free online.

Dredging in Figures
Annual review of the global dredging market provides estimated annual revenue (turnover) statistics by driver (e.g., world trade, population growth, coastal protection, and increased energy and water-related tourism demand) and geographic region, and includes a discussion of factors driving industry activities and changes in production capacity. Current and prior reports can be downloaded and viewed online.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Dredging Statistics Program

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program data includes contracts expected to be advertised in the current fiscal year and contracts awarded in the current and previous fiscal year, with information provided for awarded contracts including type of contract, Corps of Engineers district, type of equipment, quantity of material dredged in cubic yards, and estimated and winning bids. All information is available free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Dredging Contractors  Search for "237110"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Dredging Services
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of sales for firms that use dredging equipment to remove silt, sand, gravel, and other dredged materials from harbors, rivers, and other bodies of water on a contract basis for a variety of purposes (e.g., construction and maintenance, mineral extraction, and environmental remediation).

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages - Dredge Operators

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel who operate equipment used to remove sand, gravel, and other similar materials from harbors, waterways, and other bodies of water, with wage data reported by employment sector (e.g., mining and quarrying, heavy and civil engineering construction, and state and local government) and on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis.

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Dredging Contractors  Search for "237110 "

Five-year financial analysis provides salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales for contractors that use dredges and other equipment to remove sand, gravel, and other dredged materials from ports, harbors, rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water for a variety of purposes (e.g., mineral extraction, construction and maintenance, and environmental remediation).

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