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Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Market Research Report | SIC H50.200 | Oct 2016

Sinking revenue: Industry-wide overcapacity has led to freight rates and profit plummeting

IBISWorld’s Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
BP Shipping Ltd BP Shipping Ltd market share
Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-3.0%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
5,616
Businesses
602
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Low output from the North Sea is accelerating the industry’s shift towards container shipping
  • Container shipping companies are consolidating into alliances to improve efficiency
  • Transporting oil and gas is expected to be subdued as production from the North Sea oil fields falls
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Sea and Coastal Freight Water Transport industry carry both bulk and non-bulk freight on vessels that traverse seas and coastal waters. Because of Britain's extensive coastline, the industry has a long history in the United Kingdom and played a key role in the country's early industrialisation. The industry has been shifting towards container shipping over the past decade and away from liquid-bulk and dry-bulk products that have long been the staple heavy products shipped on large vessels. Shrinking output from the North Sea is helping to accelerate this trend... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry's geographic spread can be analysed on the basis of port locations. There are roughly 650 ports in the United Kingdom that have the necessary statutory harbour authority. Of this number, 120 ports are commercially active. The location of the large freight ports is the main determinant of the geographical spread of industry establishments.

London, the East of England and the South East

These three regions are estimated to account for 62.3% of industry locations, with London having the largest concentration, being home to 33.1% of total industry locations. The ports of Grimsby and Immingham and London are important areas in the South East corner of Britain around which industry establishments are clustered. In .. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry are

  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Ability to pass on cost increases
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total freight task and Demand from crude petroleum and natural gas extraction in the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more

     


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    What is the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry?

    Operators in this industry transport bulk and non-bulk freight on vessels designed for the open sea or coastal waters. The industry includes scheduled and unscheduled activities, towing barges and oil rigs, and renting vessels with crew for sea transport. The industry excludes freight storage (see IBISWorld report H52.100), harbour operation and cargo handling.

    Industry Products
    Transporting liquid-bulk productsTransporting dry-bulk productsTransporting containersTransporting other general cargo
     
    Industry Activities
    Transporting crude oil and petroleum products over seas and coastal watersTransporting dry bulk cargo over seas and coastal watersTransporting containers over seas and coastal watersTransporting agricultural products over seas and coastal waters


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total freight task
  • Demand from crude petroleum and natural gas extraction
  • Total value of world trade
  • Demand from freight road transport
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • The Baltic Exchange Dry Index
  • Capacity utilisation and consolidation
  • Environmental concerns
  • All at sea
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Agitated waters
  • Driving forward
  • Deeper troubles
  • Table: Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  • Mining and Quarrying
  • Freight Forwarding & Customs Agents
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boat Repair & Maintenance
  • Fuel Wholesaling
  • Shipbuilding
  • Products & Services
  • Transporting liquid-bulk products
  • Transporting containers
  • Transporting dry-bulk products
  • Transporting other general cargo
  • Chart: Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Oil companies
  • Freight forwarders
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Construction industries
  • Other industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and utilities
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd
    BP Shipping Ltd
  • Table: Evergreen Marine (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: BP Shipping Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    20-Foot Equivalent Unit (Teu)
  • A unit of measurement for containerised cargo capacity.
  • Deep-Sea Shipping
  • Freight maritime activity that crosses oceans.
  • Dry Bulk
  • Dry-bulk cargo typically includes commodities such as coal, steel and iron ore.
  • Freight Rate
  • The price of shipping cargo. It is informed by the weight of the cargo and the distance it is travelling.
  • Short-Sea Shipping
  • Freight maritime activity that does not cross oceans, i.e. it remains on the same continent.
  • Unitised Frieght
  • Grouped cargo that is shipped in pallets, containers, wheeled vehicles, barges or lighters.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Sea & Coastal Freight Water Transport market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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