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Barge Shipping & Transportation – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 4449  |  NAICS 483211

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Inland Water Transportation  (view report)
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Transportation  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

The Waterways Journal, Inc.
The Waterways Journal Weekly / annual-review

Weekly news journal features news and information for towing and barge companies that operate on the U.S. inland and intracoastal waterways, with special features including the "State of the Industry" issue which presents industry leaders' predictions for the year ahead and the "Annual Review" issue which offers a comprehensive look at key developments in the industry over the past twelve months.

Diversified Communications
WorkBoat Magazine

Monthly trade journal features news and information for the commercial marine industry, with special features including the annual yearbook issue which contains a status report on the primary workboat sectors including tugboat fleets, inland barge companies, passenger vessel/ferry operators, offshore service vessel operators, and shipyards. Digital editions of the publication can be viewed free online.

Waterways Council, Inc.
Waterways System

Waterways system section provides barge transportation profiles for individual states, with statistical data provided including tons shipped within the state, tons shipped to and received from other states, tons imported and exported, and five-year trend analysis of tonnage shipped or received in the state by commodity group (e.g., aggregates, chemicals, coal, grains, petroleum, iron/steel, ores/minerals).

Global Market Insights
Barge Transportation Market

Comprehensive study analyzes the barge transportation market in the U.S. and other countries, with data provided for the U.S. including market estimates and forecasts by type of cargo (e.g., dry, liquid, gaseous), type of barge (e.g., open, covered, tank), and products shipped (e.g., agricultural products, coal, crude and refined petroleum products, metal ores, metal products, chemicals, waste materials).

Barge Transportation Market in the U.S.

Market research report provides an in-depth analysis of this transportation sector, with data provided including market size and forecasts by type of cargo (e.g., dry, liquid) and products transported (e.g., agricultural products, coal, petroleum products, crude materials, chemicals and allied products), and companies profiled including American Commercial Barge Line, Ingram Marine, Kirby, and SEACOR.

Grand View Research
Global Barge Transportation Market

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of this sector on a global and regional basis, with data provided for the U.S. including historical and forecast revenue by type of cargo (e.g., dry, liquid, gaseous), type of barge (e.g., covered, open, tank), and products shipped (e.g., agricultural products, crude oil, refined petroleum products, coal, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, metal ores, metal products).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Inland Water Freight Transportation / Barge Lines and Terminals  Search for "483211" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Inland Water Freight Transportation / Barge Lines and Terminals  Search for "483211" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial ratio analysis can be viewed free online.

IBISWorld Research Reports
Industry Financial Ratios
(see links for individual reports)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and an array of industry financial ratios, with the financial ratio data presented on an annual basis for the four most recent years for which data is available and on a historical average basis over three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample report can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Water Transportation

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as marine engineer, port engineer, logistics manager, logistics coordinator, captain, pilot, mate, truck driver, crane operator, and forklift operator, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Kirby Corporation, Ingram Industries Inc., and American Commercial Barge Line Company.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Inland Water / Deep Sea, Coastal, and Great Lakes Water Transportation / deep-sea-coastal-great-lakes

Annual wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by establishments that transport passengers and cargoes including shipping containers, dry bulk commodities, liquid bulk commodities, climate-controlled freight, and other types of specialized cargoes by way of the ocean and the inland, intracoastal, and Great Lakes waterways.

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