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Busy water: Revenue is forecast to rise over the next five years due to higher trade volumes

IBISWorld’s Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Weaker commodity prices have put downward pressure on industry service prices
  • Iron ore production volumes have increased, benefiting the relevant industry operators
  • As the mining sector continues to ramp up production, demand for shipping services will rise

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport industry plays an integral part in the water transport sector, providing various support services including shipping agency services, towage, navigation, pilotage and lighterage. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $1.7 billion. This includes a forecast 0.4% revenue decline in 2016-17.

    As part of the transport support services sector, the industry's performance depends on demand from water transport industries and the volume of waterborne trade (which includes exports, imports and coastal trade). Variations in shipping volumes can significantly influence the industry's performance...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport industry has declined over the past five years. While strong demand for Australian commodities over most of the period has supported demand for industry services, declining commodity prices have placed downward pressure on service prices charged by the industry. Demand for industry services has fluctuated over the period, but has grown overall. The completion of several major offshore LNG projects severely reduced demand for industry services in 2015-16, offsetting growth from earlier in the period. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.7% over the five years through 2016-17, to $1.7 billion. This includes a forecast 0.4% r..

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    Additional Insights for the Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry are

  • Provision of development programs for personnel
  • Access to multiskilled and flexible workforce
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total merchandise imports and exports and Demand from port operators in the Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry?

    The industry provides navigation, towage and other services to the water transport sector.

    Industry Products
    Towage services
    Navigation and pilotage services
    Ship agency, regulated services, lighterage and other services
    Industry Activities
    Lighterage services
    Navigation services
    Marine salvage services
    Ship registration services
    Shipping agency services
    Towboat and tugboat operation
    Pilotage services
    Water vessel towing

    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 merchandise imports and exports
  • Demand from port operators
  • Demand from water freight transport
  • Demand from water passenger transport
  • Days lost to industrial disputes

  • Current Performance
  • Indirect beneficiaries
  • Industry profitability
  • Consolidation and maturity
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Port expansion and demand
  • Industry profitability
  • Table: Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Port Operators
  • Water Freight Transport
  • Water Passenger Transport

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boatbuilding and Repair Services
  • Road and Bridge Construction
  • Shipbuilding and Repair Services

  • Products & Services
  • Towage services
  • Ship agency, regulated services, lighterage and other services
  • Navigation and pilotage services
  • Chart: Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Bulk carriers
  • General cargo ships and container carriers
  • Tankers, including LNG and LPG
  • Other carriers including livestock and car carriers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Navigation, Towage and Services to Water Transport Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    MMA Offshore LimitedSvitzer Australia Pty LimitedBhagwan Marine Pty LimitedSerco Group Pty Limited
  • Table: MMA Offshore Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Svitzer Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Bhagwan Marine Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Serco Group Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Navigation, Towage and Services to 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 Navigation, Towage and Services to 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
    Electronic Data Interchange
  • Electronic transmission of data among establishments.
  • Floating Lng (Flng) Technology
  • Floating liquefied natural gas technology refers to water-based LNG operations using new technology designed to enable the development of offshore natural gas resources.
  • Tugboat
  • A small powerful boat designed for towing or pushing larger vessels.
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