Research and Markets: Inland Barge Transport: This Industry Includes About 300 Companies with Combined Annual Revenue of More Than $5 Billion
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DUBLIN--(Business Wire)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e83606/inland_barge_trans) has announced the addition of the "Inland Barge Transport" report to their offering. First Research is the leading industry intelligence company that helps sales teams perform faster and smarter, open doors, and close more deals. First Research performs the "heavy lifting" by synthesizing hundreds of sources into an easy to digest format that a sales person can consume very quickly to better understand a prospect's business issues. Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter: The US inland barge transport industry includes about 300 companies with combined annual revenue of more than $5 billion. Major companies include independents, such as American Commercial Lines, Ingram Barge, and Kirby Inland Marine, and captive subsidiaries of companies that transport commodities, such as AEP River Operations (owned by American Electric Power) and American River Transportation (owned by Archer Daniels Midland). The industry is highly concentrated: the largest 50 companies generate more than 85 percent of industry revenue. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Demand is driven primarily by the level of agricultural exports, petroleum refining, coal usage, and chemical shipments. Large companies have advantages in handling a broad range of cargo types, along with economies of scale in purchasing and marketing. Small companies compete by specializing in particular cargo types or services, subcontracting to larger companies, and offering responsive customer service. Inland barge companies compete with other methods for transporting bulk materials and liquids, including trucks, railroads, and pipelines. PRODUCTS, OPERATIONS & TECHNOLOGY Major services are freight transportation (80 percent of industry revenue) and towing and tugboat services (15 percent). Freight transportation services consist of dry cargo (such as grain, coal, steel, fertilizers, and aggregates) and liquid cargo (refined petroleum products, petrochemicals, black oils, and agricultural chemicals). Key Topics Covered: * Industry Overview * Quarterly Industry Update * Business Challenges * Trends AND Opportunities * Call Preparation Questions * Financial Information * Industry Forecast * Website and Media Links * Glossary of Acronyms For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e83606/inland_barge_trans. Source: First Research Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager email@example.com U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 Copyright Business Wire 2010
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