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Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Tugboat & Shipping Navigational Services in the US

The Tugboat and Shipping Navigational Services industry has been subject to steady growth on account of consistent increase in water transportation industries in the past five years. The industry has witnessed steady demand for navigational services over the five years to 2016. While benefiting from rebounding trade, the industry's profitability was affected by rising oil prices in 2011. Industry operators were forced to use surcharges to pass additional fuel costs to customers. These increases proved detrimental to industry competitiveness because, compared with air and ground transportation, cost savings had traditionally drawn business to waterborne freight. After seeing overall steady growth, the industry is continuing to enter open water as the economy accelerates over the five years to 2021. In light of projected growth in economic activity, trade is expected to increase and waterborne freight is likewise expected to grow.

Companies in this industry provide navigational services that ensure the safe passage of ships in and out of harbors. Such services mainly involve docking and piloting marine vessels. Marine salvage services, which involve the retrieval of cargo or vessels following marine accidents, are also included in this industry.

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 Demand from water transportation
    • 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 Enterprises by employment size (2015)
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Crowley Maritime Corporation - (US industry-specific 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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