Barge Transportation Market (By Cargo: Liquid cargo, Gaseous cargo, Dry cargo; By Fleet: Covered barge, Open barge, Tank barge; By Application: Coal, Crude and petroleum products, Liquid chemicals, Food pulp and other liquids, Agricultural products, Metal ores and fabricated metal products, Pharmaceuticals, Dry and gaseous chemicals, LPG, CNG, and other gaseous products, Electronics and digital equipment, Others; By Activities: Intracoastal transportation, Inland water transportation) - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Opportunities and Forecast, 2018 - 2026

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Introduction

The global barge transportation market size projected to register USD 140.42 billion by 2026. The global barge transportation market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% during the forecast period. The market is anticipated to experience significant growth during the forecast period, owing to the growing intermodal freight transportation in several industries including crude oil, petrochemicals, and food processing. Increasing export and import trade coupled with improving economic conditions worldwide are primarily playing vital role in stimulating market growth. Rising domestic trade is encouraging the requirement for an efficient mode of transportation. Barge transportation can particularly cater to this need. Also, advancements in barge manufacturing technologies are anticipated to further trigger the growth of the market over the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Numerous initiatives are undertaken by various governments to encourage inland water transport and continued investments being made by various governments to develop inland water transport infrastructure. North America barge transportation market is expected to offer tremendous growth opportunities attributable to presence of several barge manufacturers and service providers, increasing exports and imports, and abundance of waterways.

Market Insights

Rising spent on research and development activities and consequent advancements in technology are ensuing in development of technologically advanced barges. LNG-fired barges are gaining traction as an eco-friendly alternative for conventional barges powered by diesel engines. Advancements in navigation and communication technologies coupled with growing adoption of IoT and other smart technologies are triggering the efficiency and safety factor of barges.

Barge transportation can be considered to be a high-capacity mode of transportation and cost-effective as compared to other modes of transport, such as by road, rail, and air. Barges can ensure safety and support higher loads, predominantly when it comes to transportation of large volumes of cargos. Consequently, acceptance and adoption of barges is expected to augment during the forecast period.

Market Segmentation

Market By Cargo

  • Liquid cargo
  • Gaseous cargo
  • Dry cargo

Market By Fleet

  • Covered barge
  • Open barge
  • Tank barge

Market By Application

  • Coal
  • Crude and petroleum products
  • Liquid chemicals
  • Food pulp and other liquids
  • Agricultural products
  • Metal ores and fabricated metal products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Dry and gaseous chemicals
  • LPG, CNG, and other gaseous products
  • Electronics and digital equipment
  • Others

Market By Activities

  • Intracoastal transportation,
  • Inland water transportation

Market By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA

Regional Insights

North America barge transportation market is expected to offer tremendous growth opportunities attributable to presence of several barge manufacturers and service providers, increasing exports and imports, and abundance of waterways.

Plenty of barge manufacturers are based in Europe and North America, as these regions have well developed waterways. The two regions account for sizeable cumulative share in the global barge transportation market.

Market Participants

The key players catering to the global barge transportation market are Campbell Transportation Company, Inc.; Alter Logistics; American Commercial Lines LLC; Heartland Barge; Kirby Corporation; SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. and among others. The global players are continuously investing in R&D activities and innovating to have updated technology based product portfolio to attract more and more business opportunity from the emerging nation such as that in Asia Pacific countries.


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