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Ocean & Coastal Transportation in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Ocean & Coastal Transportation in the US

In the five years to 2016, the Ocean and Coastal Transportation industry sailed through stormy seas. Even though the economy has grown in the postrecessionary years, unemployment has remained elevated while income growth has stayed weak. Consequently, demand for vacation cruises has been tempered. In the coming years, increasing incomes and improving economic conditions in the United States and among its main trading partners will increase demand for cruises and sea freight shipments, thereby driving demand for industry services.

This industry provides deep-sea, coastal, Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway water transportation. The deep-sea shipping activity includes US-flagged vessels and non-US-flagged vessels (company has to be primarily based in the US). Marine transportation establishments that use the St. Lawrence River are considered a part of the Great Lakes Water Transportation System and are thus included in this report. This industry also includes deep-sea passenger transportation such as cruise ships.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Carnival Corporation (industry-relevant operations) - Financial performance*
    • Table Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (industry-relevant operations) - Financial performance*
    • Table Norwegian Cruise Line (industry-relevant operations) - Financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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