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United States Waterborne Freight Transportation Market Size & Share Estimates 2018-2023

/EIN News/ -- Dublin, Feb. 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Waterborne Freight Transportation in the United States - 2018 Market Size & Share Estimates: 2018 - 2023" report has been added to's offering.

Despite the critical role that Waterborne freight transportation has played in the U.S. economy for more than 200 years, the inland and coastal maritime industry are little known outside of the transportation sector.

This report is meant to address that situation by providing a detailed look at the U.S. Waterborne freight transportation industry in terms of its fleet, products moved, new market opportunities and the competitive environment. Although very mature, and highly fragmented with hundreds of players, the industry still generates significant profits for good operators.

It also is of great strategic importance and protected from foreign competition by the Jones Act. The industry also stands to benefit significantly as the U.S. becomes the world's largest oil producer and hundreds of billions of new dollars are invested in the U.S. Petrochemicals industry.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

  • Scope
  • Methodology and Sources
  • Statistical Notes

2. U.S. Waterborne Freight Transportation Industry

  • Key Facts
  • Inland Waterways
  • Coastal Waterways
  • Industry Definition
  • Waterborne Freight Transportation Market
  • Fleet Size
  • Capital Expenditures
  • New Tugboat/Towboat and Barge Production
  • Waterborne Most Efficient Mode
  • Transportation Costs by Mode
  • Freight Moved by Volume and Mode
  • Domestic vs. Foreign Waterborne Commerce
  • Barge Traffic
  • Products Shipped by Commodity Group
  • Market Segments
  • Tank Barge Sector
  • Waterborne Commerce by State
  • Largest U.S. Ports
  • Demand Drivers
  • Petrochemical Volumes
  • Black Oil Volumes
  • Refined Petroleum Product Volumes
  • Agricultural Fertilizer
  • Petroleum Liquids Outlook
  • Barge Oil and Refined Products Shipments
  • Grains Shipments
  • New Markets
  • Chemicals
  • New Petrochemicals Capital Investments
  • Regional Petrochemical Investments
  • Company Petrochemical Projects
  • Frac Sand
  • Development of U.S. Shale Gas
  • Frac Sand Description
  • Frac Sand Mining Process
  • Industry Backdrop
  • Mesh Size
  • Frac Sand Company Market Shares
  • Capacity Additions
  • Over-Supply Coming
  • Price Trends
  • Frac Sand Barge Shipments

3. Competitive Environment

  • Fragmented
  • Inland Tank Barge Industry
  • Tank Barge Fleet Declining
  • Competition in the Tank Barge Industry
  • Major Players

4. Company Profiles

  • American Commercial Barge Line (Key Facts, Operations, Services, Products Handled, Terminal, Fleet, River Code System, Jeffboat, Moodys Downgrade)
  • Crowley Maritime Corporation (Key Facts, Services, Fleet, Operations, Ardent, SeaRiver Maritime)
  • Harley Marine Services Inc. (Key Facts, Services, History, Tier-4 Engines)
  • Heartland Barge Management, LLC (Key Facts, Heartland Fabrication)
  • Ingram Marine Group (Key Facts, History)
  • Kirby Corporation (Key Facts, Operations, Positioned for Gulf Petrochemical Production Boom, Financials, Margins, Utilization, Rates, Acquisitions, Competition, Marine Transportation, Inland, Coastal, Products Transported, Petrochemicals, Black Oil, Refined Petroleum Products, Agricultural Chemicals, Inland Operations, Inland Fleet, Towboats, Contracts, Double Hulls, Vessel Management, Fleeting, San Jac Marine, Osprey, Coastal Operations, Kirby Offshore Marine, Atlantic Division, Pacific Division, Fleet Size, Kirby Ocean Transport)
  • Moran Towing Corporation (Key Facts, Ship Docking, Marine Transportation, Petroleum Products Transportation, Dry Bulk Transportation Division, Offshore, and Contract Towing, LNG Services, LNG ATB Program, Special Projects, Moran Environmental Recovery, Tug Fleet, Barge Fleet)

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