Deep Sea Freight Transportation Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 9/20/2021
SIC Codes: 4424
NAICS Codes: 483111
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Companies in this industry provide deep sea transportation of cargo to or from foreign ports. Major companies include AP Møller - Mærsk (Denmark), CMA CGM (France), COSCO (China), Crowley (US), Evergreen (Taiwan), Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), and MSC Mediterranean Shipping (Switzerland).

Because of the nature of the deep sea shipping business, activity in the industry is spread throughout the world. China is the leading exporter of containerized cargo, accounting for more than a quarter of shipments worldwide, according to the World Shipping Council. Seven of the 10 most active ports in the world are in China, led by Shanghai. Other top ports can be found in Singapore, South Korea (Busan), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), and the Netherlands (Rotterdam).

The US deep sea shipping industry includes nearly 270 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of around $6 billion. US coastal and Great Lakes shipping, which includes deep sea shipping between US ports, is covered in a separate industry profile, as are cruise ship operations.


Demand is driven by global imports and exports. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations and a good safety record. Large companies have advantages in fleet size and port access. Small companies can compete effectively by chartering services out of smaller ports and transporting unusual cargo. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies account for more than 90% of ...

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