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Global Inland Water Transport Market Report 2021 -

·4-min read

The "Inland Water Transport Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" report has been added to's offering.

The global inland water transport market is expected to grow from $18.62 billion in 2020 to $19.42 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3%.

The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The market is expected to reach $23.2 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 5%.

The inland water transport market consists of sales of inland water transportation services and related goods by entities (organizations, sole traders and partnerships) that provide inland water transportation of passengers and cargo on lakes, rivers, or intracoastal waterways. Inland waterways are stretches of water, not part of the sea, over which crafts of a carrying capacity not less than 50 tonnes can navigate when normally loaded. The inland water transport market is segmented into inland water freight transportation and inland water passenger transportation.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the global inland water transport market, accounting for 32% of the market in 2020. Western Europe was the second largest region accounting for 29% of the global inland water transport market. Africa was the smallest region in the global inland water transport market.

Companies are recently encouraging lean and green inland transportation. For improved efficiency, companies are focusing on natural gas in shipping, improved vessel designs, efficient loading and unloading of cargo and many more. The companies are also retrofitting old equipment in ships with emission reduction devices, hull cleaning and coating and high performance propellers and nozzles. Certain advanced propulsion systems such as fuel cell hybrid drive technologies will be soon there in the market. With these efforts inland transport market is seeing a steady growth in the upcoming years.

Major companies in the inland water transport market include American Commercial Lines LLC; Ingram Industries; AP Moller - Maersk A/S; Jeffboat and European Cruise Service.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Report Structure

3. Inland Water Transport Market Characteristics

3.1. Market Definition

3.2. Key Segmentations

4. Inland Water Transport Market Product Analysis

4.1. Leading Products/ Services

4.2. Key Features and Differentiators

4.3. Development Products

5. Inland Water Transport Market Supply Chain

5.1. Supply Chain

5.2. Distribution

5.3. End Customers

6. Inland Water Transport Market Customer Information

6.1. Customer Preferences

6.2. End Use Market Size and Growth

7. Inland Water Transport Market Trends and Strategies

8. Impact of COVID-19 on Inland Water Transport

9. Inland Water Transport Market Size and Growth

9.1. Market Size

9.2. Historic Market Growth, Value ($ Billion)

9.2.1. Drivers of the Market

9.2.2. Restraints on the Market

9.3. Forecast Market Growth, Value ($ Billion)

9.3.1. Drivers of the Market

9.3.2. Restraints on the Market

10. Inland Water Transport Market Regional Analysis

10.1. Global Inland Water Transport Market, 2020, by Region, Value ($ Billion)

10.2. Global Inland Water Transport Market, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, Historic and Forecast, by Region

10.3. Global Inland Water Transport Market, Growth and Market Share Comparison, by Region

11. Inland Water Transport Market Segmentation

11.1. Global Inland Water Transport Market, Segmentation by Type, Historic and Forecast, 2015-2020, 2020-2025F, 2030F, $ Billion

  • Inland Water Freight Transport

  • Inland Water Passenger Transport

12. Inland Water Transport Market Metrics

12.1. Inland Water Transport Market Size, Percentage of GDP, 2015-2025, Global

12.2. Per Capita Average Inland Water Transport Market Expenditure, 2015-2025, Global

Companies Mentioned

  • American Commercial Lines LLC

  • Ingram Industries

  • AP Moller - Maersk A/S

  • Jeffboat

  • European Cruise Service

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