Water Transport Services: United States

This report forecasts revenues for US water transport services in nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) dollars to 2021. Total revenues in nominal terms are segmented by establishment type in terms of: deep sea freight, inland water freight, coastal and Great Lakes freight, deep sea passenger, coastal and Great lakes passenger, and inland water passenger. Total revenues in real terms are segmented by: deep sea freight, inland water freight, coastal and Great Lakes freight, and passenger. Total revenues for the US freight transport industry for the 2006-2016 period are provided and segmented by transport mode as follows: truck, rail, pipeline, water, and air.

To illustrate historical trends, total revenues in nominal and real terms, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2006 to 2016. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, US goods trade, NAFTA waterbourne trade, waterbourne freight by product and waterway, environmental and regulatory factors, and freight industry trends. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines establishments, discusses industry drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each establishment segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry. An introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 39-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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