Over the past five years the Global Deep-Sea, Coastal and Inland Water Transportation industry has sailed into a storm that it has struggled to exit. Industry players use ships and boats to transport freight, commodities, materials and passages over oceans, coasts and inland waterways. Although the industry was able to recover a significant portion of ground lost during the recession thanks to emerging market growth and global inventory restocking, demand for shipping still remained subdued. Moreover, continued problems in Europe and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami further weakened demand as trade volume growth slowed and global supply chains got disrupted.
Establishments in this industry provide deep-sea, coastal and inland water transportation. Deep-sea and coastal water transportation includes that of passengers and freight over water, both scheduled and unscheduled. The inland water transportation segment 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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.