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Port & Harbor Operations in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Port & Harbor Operations in the US

Ports and harbor operators have grown following economic recovery, which has driven increases in total trade value, per capita disposable income and downstream demand from water transportation industries. Over the current five years, trade volumes have improved and government funding has picked up slightly since recessionary lows. Furthermore, consumer spending has increased trade activity, thus, industry services. In the next five years, increasing trade activity and greater investment in port infrastructure, especially intermodal transportation, are expected to drive revenue growth. Although the dollar will continue to appreciate, exports to Asia are set to rise, as consumer classes in China and high-growth Southeast Asia will spur demand for American agriculture and manufactured goods. In the domestic market, steady increases in disposable income will spur consumer spending, encouraging import growth.

Operators in this industry operate ports, harbors (including docking and pier facilities) or canals. The main activities of this industry include loading and unloading cargo containers from ships, operating lighthouses, arranging paperwork for incoming shipments to meet customs requirements, operating a computer system to connect cargo with recipients and transferring cargo onto trucks and trains.

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 Total trade value
    • 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 Distribution of enterprises by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Port of Los Angeles - financial performance
    • Table Port of Houston - financial performance
    • Table Port of Long Beach - financial performance
    • Table Port of New York New Jersey - 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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