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Barge Shipping and Transportation

SIC 4449 | NAICS 483211


The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts


IBISWorld
Inland Water Transportation  (view report)
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Transportation  (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 trends
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast


The Waterways Journal, Inc.
The Waterways Journal Weekly
https://waterwaysjournal.net/state-of-the-industry / 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.



Inland Water Freight Transportation
Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation

https://www.firstresearch.com/

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


Diversified Communications
WorkBoat Magazine
https://www.workboat.com/

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
http://waterwayscouncil.org/

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
https://www.gminsights.com/

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).


Technavio
Barge Transportation Market in the U.S.
https://www.technavio.com/

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
https://www.grandviewresearch.com/

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).


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios



Industry Financial Ratios
Inland Water Freight Transportation / Barge Lines and Terminals
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "483211"

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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios


IBISWorld
Inland Water / Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Transportation
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of revenue for companies 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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Compensation and Salary Surveys


PayScale, Inc.
Water Transportation
https://www.payscale.com/

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
https://www.bls.gov/oes/inland / 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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