Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation Industry: Statistics, Forecasts, and Company Data

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation - Market Size and Industry Forecast

The 2023 Coastal and Great Lakes Freight Transportation Industry Report contains historical and forecasted statistics used by leading private equity firms and consultants. Market sizes from 2018 to 2028 reflect industry trends and growth patterns. Revenues include both public and private companies in the coastal & great lakes freight transportation industry.

Market Size (Total Revenue)

% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government financial data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Industry Revenue Forecast
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

Advanced econometric models forecast five years of industry growth based on short- and long-term trend analysis. Market size includes revenue generated from all products and services sold within the industry.

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation - Geographic Breakdown by U.S. State

Market size by state reveals local opportunity through the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Data by state can be used to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation companies in the United States.

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation Revenue by State

Market Size by State

Distribution by Company Size

Company SizeAll IndustriesCoastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation
Small Business (< 5 Employees)

Small Business (5 - 20)
Midsized Business (20 - 100)
Large Business (100 - 500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation - Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial statement analysis determines averages for the following industry forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation - Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow a company's performance to be compared against that of its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios

Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation - Product Mix

Product DescriptionDescriptionRevenue
($ Millions)
Industry total

Trans of bulk liquids & gases, except in intermodal tank cont by wat
Trans box & pal gds, no clim-cntrl, except intrmdl tank cont, wat
Towing services
Trans of dry bulks, except in intermodal tank containers, by water
Trans of clim-contld box & pallet gds except intrmodl tank cont, wat
Transportation of other goods by water
Trans of other intermodal containers, nec, by water
Trans of bulk liquids & gases in intermodal tank conts by water
Transportation of truck trailers by water

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation - Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom QuartileAverage (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations6%

Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations14%
Information and Record Clerks6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations64%
Water Transportation Workers54%
Sailors and Marine Oilers21%
Sailors and Marine Oilers21%
Ship and Boat Captains and Operators27%
Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels27%
Ship Engineers6%
Ship Engineers6%
Material Moving Workers5%

Government Contracts

In the past, the federal government spent an annual total of $71,839,426 on the coastal & great lakes freight transportation industry. It has awarded 60 contracts to 24 companies, with an average value of $2,993,309 per company.

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation and Adjacent Industries - Top Companies

($ Millions)

Coastal & Great Lakes Freight Transportation Industry Report
GeographyUnited States  
Publication DateOctober 2023
Report FormatPDF Download  

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