The global outlook series on Merchant Shipping provides a collection of statistical anecdotes, market briefs, and concise summaries of research findings. Richly laden with quantitative analysis, the report offers discussion on the basics and structure of the Merchant Shipping industry. The synopsized market discussion provides a statistical insight into global marine water transportation market size by region, marine ports and services market by region among numerous other parameters. Major regional markets discussed include United States, Europe, Russia, Spain, France, UK, Greece, China, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, among others. The abstracted regional market discussions provide a prelude to these markets. The report also includes an indexed, easy-to-refer, fact-finder directory listing the addresses, and contact details of 402 companies worldwide.