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Barge Transportation Market in the US 2017 by Trends, Growth and Forecast to 2021

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The inland waterway transportation system in the US is one of the world’s most efficient transportation systems with a network of interconnected rivers and canals. Over 1 billion short tons of cargo are moved annually, which makes it a vital part of the US cargo transportation system. Barge transportation is the most efficient and safest means of transporting bulk commodities when compared to railroads and trucks. A barge is a flat-bottomed boat used to transport dry and liquid-bulk cargo through inland waterways. The capacity of barges to carry cargo is greater than rail cars, trucks, and semi-trailers, making it a very cost-effective mode of transportation. The cargo capacity of an average inland tank barge is equivalent to more than 40 railroad tank cars or 140 tractor-trailer tank trucks. Barges are non-mechanical and are propelled using a towboat or any other similar vessel. However, self-propelled barges are also gaining traction in the market.

Publisher’s analysts forecast the barge transportation market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 1.39% during the period 2017-2021.

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Covered in this report 
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the barge transportation market in the US for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the volume of trade carried through different types of barges. It presents an in-depth analysis of different types of barges used in the market and products transported in them.

Publisher’s report, Barge Transportation Market in the US 2017-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. 

Key vendors 
-Ingram Marine


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Other prominent vendors 
-AgriChem Marine Transportation
-Alter Logistics
-Argosy Transportation
-ATS International Services
-Barge America
-Blessey Marine Services
-Bouchard Transportation
-Campbell Transportation
-Canal Barge
-Ceres Barge Lines
-Heartland Barge
-McAllister Towing and

Market driver 
-Growth in US petrochemical industry
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Market challenge 
-Capital-intensive business and high cost of maintenance
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Market trend 
-Construction of new tank barges and tugboats
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Table of Contents:

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Market research methodology

PART 04: Introduction

PART 05: Market landscape

PART 06: Market segmentation by type of barge fleet

PART 07: Market segmentation by products transported 

PART 08: Market drivers

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

PART 13: Vendor landscape

PART 14: Key vendor analysis

PART 15: Appendix

PART 16: Explore Publisher

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Name: Sameer Joshi


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Phone: +1-646-491-9876

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