Press Release

New Forecasts Predict US Water Freight Volume to Double, 2001 to 2020

August 22nd, 2012

Despite overall rising freight volume in the US, domestic water freight volume witnessed a decline of over 2% between 2006 and 2011 to just over 500 billion ton-miles. The share of total freight hauled by domestic water vessels will continue to shrink in the face of competition from trucks, rail and intermodal transport. During the recession, sluggish manufacturing production and slow retail spending reduced the demand for freight transportation even further.

However, industry conditions will improve as the economy stabilizes and demand for freight services increases. Recovering consumer confidence and increased spending will support growth in freight volumes, boosting industry demand. There are approximately 12,000 miles of navigable inland waterways used by the domestic shipping trades in the United States, not including the Great Lakes. The addition of those waterways would double the figure. US ports and waterways handle more than 2 billion tons of domestic and import/export cargo annually. By 2020, the total volume of cargo shipped by water is expected to be double that of 2001 volumes.

Analyzing Domestic Water Shipping in the US

A new report from Aruvians Research analyzes the US domestic water shipping market with regards to freight in its research offering Analyzing Domestic Water Shipping in the US. The report is a complete analysis of the industry through the leading segments of freight moved through coastal shipping, through internal waterway shipping, and through the Great Lakes and other waterways in the US.

This report analyzes the US market for freight moved through domestic water shipping through an industry overview, an analysis of the market demand, as well as an analysis of the market by different types of domestic water shipping systems.

Industry trends across different types of segments are analyzed, followed by an analysis of the industry structure. Regulatory framework governing the industry is also looked at.

The industrys future perspective is looked at through a segment-wise market forecast as well as an industry outlook.

An analysis of the major market players such as Ingram Industries, Kirby Corporation, SEACOR Holdings, and others is carried out through a corporate profile, business segment analysis, financial analysis, industry presence, and a SWOT analysis, completing this comprehensive analysis of the Domestic Water Shipping in the US.

An Executive Summary, table of contents, and free sample are available from GII at

NRG Expert Global Desalination Report - Ed 1 2012

A new overview of the global desalination market looks at water stress, future and current markets, rising demand for desalination, costs, advantages, current and future technologies and much more to assess the overall market potential for desalination projects. Many parts of the world are experiencing severe water stress and limited fresh water supplies; in some parts of the world, water use exceeds renewable water capacity. These regions often use non-renewable ground water supplies, which are also deeper below the surface and require significantly more energy to exploit, or exploit underground aquifers resulting in salt water intrusion. Increased industrialization and urbanization has also lead to ground water pollution in some regions, creating additional water stress.

This report assesses the desalination market situation in countries with more than 1% of global desalination capacity, or the potential for a significant desalination market. This report provides also an in-depth overview of the entire global market, covering a wide range of topics including desalination technologies; renewable energy-powered desalination; future technologies; the environmental impact of desalination; water stress and surplus users; private and public sector participation; and much more.

An Executive Summary of this analysis, full table of contents, and a free sample of the full report are available at

Solid Waste Management Market in the US 2011-2015

New research from TechNavio forecasts the US Solid Waste Management market will grow at a 3.4% CAGR from 2011 to 2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to eliminate solid waste from landfills. The Solid Waste Management market in the US has also been witnessing an increase in mergers and acquisitions. However, the increasing cost of solid waste management could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

TechNavios report, the Solid Waste Management Market in the US 2011-2015, has been prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market with inputs from industry experts. The report focuses on the US; it also covers the Solid Waste Management market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors dominating this market space include Clean Harbors Inc., Republic Services Inc., Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., Waste Connections Inc., and Waste Management Inc.

An Executive Summary of this analysis and a free sample of the full report are available at

CEO 360 Degree Perspective of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Market in the Global Food and Beverage Industry

This CEO 360 Degree Perspective of the water and wastewater management in the Global food and beverage industry presents an analysis of the global mega trends, challenges, and related agricultural and society factors impacting the market. It analyses key water and wastewater treatment technologies related to resource-heavy food and beverage segments and highlights sustainable solutions; further, it provides the market size in three different scenarios up to 2020 in different regions and vertical markets with forecasts of market-specific treatment solutions. It also highlights potential end users of the water and wastewater technologies in food and beverage industry as well as characterizes competitive structure.

An Executive Summary of this analysis and a free sample of the full report are available at

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