Barge Transportation Market By Product (Liquid Cargo, Dry Cargo, Gaseous Cargo) Fleet (Covered, Open, Tank) Application (Agricultural Products, Metal Ores, Food Products, Basic Metals & Fabricated Metal Products, Rubber & Plastic, Coal & Crude Petroleum, Coke & Refined Petroleum Products, Secondary Raw Materials & Wastes, Beverages & Tobacco, Chemicals, Nuclear Fuel) - Global Industry Analysis & Forecast to 2025

Industry Outlook and Trend Analysis

The Barge Transportation Market has encountered significant development over the recent years and is anticipated to grow tremendously over the forecast period. Barge is a vessel that is flat surfaced and that is utilized to transport freight through waterways. Barges are pulled or toed with the help of naval vessels in the water bodies. Besides, barges are commonly used in water bodies, for example, lakes, rivers, and canals; anyway canal boat transportation is presently widely useful in sea ports. Barge is a prevalent method for transportation implemented by huge enterprises so as to transport their load.

Drivers and Restraints

The barge transportation market is evaluated to extend at a huge pace amid the gauge time frame because of rising import and export among nations. Barge transportation was a profoundly well-known method for transportation until the development of steam motors and the advent of railroads. Railroad transportation hindered the freight ship transportation market as it was quicker method for transportation; in any case, transportation of load through conduits, between various countries, combined with high carrying capacity of barges has bolstered the barge transportation market over the recent couple of decades.

Regional Insights

Based on geography, North America is a main market for freight ship transportation, trailed by Asia Pacific.

By Region

North America



Rest of Europe


South Korea
Southeast Asia
Rest of Asia-Pacific

South America

Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of MEA

Competitive Analysis

The major players in the market are profiled in detail in view of qualities, for example, company portfolio, business strategies, financial overview, recent developments, and share of the overall industry.

Alter Logistics
Heartland Barge
ATS International Services, Inc.
McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc.
PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd
Campbell Transportation Company, Inc
American Commercial Lines LLC
Kirby Corporation
SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc.
Bouchard Transportation

Some of the key questions answered by the report are:

What was the market size in 2014 and forecast from 2015 to 2025?
What will be the industry market growth from 2015 to 2025?
What are the major drivers, restraints, opportunities, challenges, and industry trends and their impact on the market forecast?
What are the major segments leading the market growth and why?
Which are the leading players in the market and what are the major strategies adopted by them to sustain the market competition?