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Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation - Industry Market Research Report

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  • 38 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • IBISWorld
  • ID: 4061474


The Global Deep-Sea, Coastal and Inland Water Transportation industry, which transports cargo and passengers across the world's waterways, has experienced limited growth over the five years to 2019. Despite rising global per capita income among the world's most developed economies, demand for industry services has remained relatively weak. However, industry revenue has been sustained by the strong performance of the industry's cruise line operations and consistent growth in global consumer spending. In response to surging demand for industry services during previous periods, many carriers substantially expanded the size of their merchant fleets. As industry demand slowly declined, a period of prolonged overcapacity followed. Over the five years to 2024, industry growth will be strengthened by the expansion of emerging market economies and the continued growth of global consumer spending.

Operators in this industry provide deep-sea, coastal and inland water transportation. Deep-sea and coastal water transportation includes the movement of passengers and freight over major waterways, both scheduled and unscheduled. Inland water transportation includes the movement of passengers or freight via rivers, canals, lakes and waterways, including inside harbors. The industry excludes marine operations such as port operations and stevedoring.

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.

Table of Contents

About this Industry

  • Industry Definition
  • Main Activities
  • Similar Industries
  • Additional Resources

Industry Performance

  • Executive Summary
  • Key External Drivers
  • Current Performance
  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

  • Supply Chain
  • Products & Services
  • Demand Determinants
  • Major Markets
  • International Trade
  • Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

  • Market Share Concentration
  • Key Success Factors
  • Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Basis of Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Industry Globalization

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

  • Capital Intensity
  • Technology & Systems
  • Revenue Volatility
  • Regulation & Policy
  • Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

  • Industry Data
  • Annual Change
  • Key Ratios


A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA