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Inland Water Freight Transportation

  • ID: 1052627
  • June 2016
  • Region: United States
  • 10 pages
  • First Research
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Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry provide inland water transportation of cargo on US lakes, rivers, or intracoastal waterways. Major companies include independents, such as American Commercial Lines, Ingram Barge, and Kirby Inland Marine, and captive subsidiaries of companies that transport commodities, such as AEP River Operations (owned by American Electric Power) and American River Transportation (owned by Archer Daniels Midland).

The US inland water freight transportation industry includes about 350 companies with combined annual revenue of about $8 billion.

The industry does not include companies that provide transportation of cargo on the Great Lakes System; those operations are covered in the Coastal and Great Lakes Freight Transportation profile.

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven primarily by the level of agricultural exports, petroleum refining, coal usage, and chemical shipments. Large companies have advantages in handling a broad range of cargo types, along with economies of scale in purchasing and marketing. Small companies compete by specializing in particular cargo types or services, subcontracting READ MORE >

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Industry Overview
Quarterly Industry Update
Business Challenges
Business Trends
Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
Financial Information
Industry Forecast
Web Links and Acronyms

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