Market Overview
The Global Smart Port Market size was worth US$ XX million in 2021 and is estimated to record significant growth by reaching up to US$ XX million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 22.7% within the forecast period (2022-2029).
A smart port is an automated port that uses advanced technologies such as big data, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain solutions and other smart technology-based methods to improve performance and economic competitiveness. With these technologies, smart ports have the potential to improve environmental sustainability. In an ideal smart port, processes would be automated and connected via IoT. The maritime industry has been testing blockchain technology since 2017 and several shipping companies have partnered with tech companies to create blockchain shipping systems to improve maritime logistics.
Seaports and inland ports are the two main types of ports in smart ports. A seaport is a protected region beside the water where cargo from ships is loaded and unloaded. Effective cargo handling is made possible by deploying smart digital technologies like the Internet of Things and smart sensors. Port community systems (PCS), traffic management systems (TMS), smart port infrastructure and smart safety and security are just a few of the components that make up smart ports. Smart ports use various technologies, including artificial intelligence, the internet of things, blockchain, process automation and the internet of things.

Market Dynamics
Rising environmental concerns are a major market driver for smart port industry. Furthermore, the increasing need for real-time information is another factor adding value to the growth of smart port industry.
Rising environmental concerns are one of the major market drivers for smart port industry
Ports and harbors are facing strong competition for market share and delivering a more effective and secure flow of goods globally. Rising environmental concerns are the major driving factors for market growth globally. Due to the increasing size and volume of the container, transport and cruise ships, ports continue to face new challenges with daily traffic and processing. IoT can improve warehouse logistics, inventory management, etc. and help automate loading, dispatching and transporting of goods. In smart ports, parking spaces could be optimized and traffic streamlined by efficiently using limited space. Sensors, cameras, drones and other technologies can automatically collect and share information such as weather, traffic and pollution data for port owners and customers.
For instance, 5G networks and IoT solutions are improving logistic loading and unloading procedures at the Livorno port, which handles 780,000 containers annually. Introducing advanced solutions involves reducing the time that ships are idle and products are in transit, which contributes to reducing emissions. The Authority Port of Livorno will finally gain the potential to use 5G to drive innovation and environmental initiatives. Around 74% of products enter or depart Europe alone through the sea; therefore, a wider deployment of 5G smart ports will have a significant environmental impact.
The Italian Port Authority, Ericsson, CNIT, TIM (Telecom Italia) and the UN SDSN (United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network) are partners on the Livorno project. Italy has collaborated to deploy 5G to aid in accomplishing these objectives. The UN SDSN mobilizes technology and scientific talent globally to support real-world problem-solving for sustainable development. Thus, the adoption mentioned above of advanced technologies to overcome environmental concerns has increased the demand for smart port business, creating huge market growth prospects in the forecast period.
Growing cyber-attacks have shown severe challenges in the growth of smart port market
Most commercial ports are responsible for the movement of nearly 9 billion tonnes of goods globally, accounting for 90% of the global volume. Thus to maintain competitiveness in the market, the digital transformation of ports has become vitally important. The last decade led to the birth of smart ports, a new and effective technology to automate and accelerate logistics processes. However, this transformation has been accompanied by a growth in cyber attacks against maritime transport.
According to the report published byb M-CERT, the number of cyber attacks targeting ports is expected to rise at an unprecedented rate in the coming decade. For instance, in 2018, 7 major public incidents at international ports were recorded, compared to 26 in 2021. And this figure incident only reported in the public domain: the true figure could be much higher. The growth in cyber attacks has a huge impact on the financial prospect of the market.
For instance, the port of Antwerp had to spend an amount of 200,000 euros on a new system after learning in 2013 that a drug cartel had gained access to its computer network (including a new password management solution). However, compared to the harm done to Danish shipowner Maersk in 2017, that cyber attack turned out to be a minor one. The virus known as NotPetya struck Maersk. The 12 port terminals it runs globally through its network were impacted and shut down. The company was compelled to spend money to upgrade its IT infrastructure (i.e., nearly 4,000 servers, 45,000 PCs and 2,500 applications reinstalled). Maersk reportedly sustained losses of up to US$ 300 million. Thus, the growing cycle attack on smart ports leads to severe concerns for the key players, thus hurling the market growth of the business.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis
The unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak has had a significant negative impact on the Smart Port industry. The implementation of lockdown in a major part of the world has shut down various key manufacturing facilities globally, reducing the overall demand for Smart Ports during 2019-2021.
For instance, the manufacturing industry has been greatly impacted by the scale of this business disruption. In actuality, COVID-19’s effects on the manufacturing sector have impacted the supply, demand and production chains?three crucial sectors that support typical manufacturing cycles and procedures.
More than two-thirds of respondents to an electronics industry survey informed them to expect delays. 15% of respondents reported delays of six weeks or longer, compared to an average wait of three weeks. Manufacturers anticipate delays of five weeks, which is a full two weeks longer than what is being claimed. Furthermore, uncertainty has remained one of the few constants in the industrial business landscape for more than two years since the discovery of COVID-19. The most successful manufacturers have been those who have been able to change course and remain flexible by adjusting to new business realities, demonstrating the value of data, trends and the capacity to derive information from them. Thus the damage caused to the manufacturing industry has hampered the Smart Port; however, changing global conditions are expected to regain the market growth momentum for the industry in the forecast period.

Segment Analysis
The global Smart Port market can be segmented on technology, port, element, throughput capacity and region.
Fiber is dominant in the Smart Port market due to technological advances, growing industrial applications and its eco-friendly nature.
The global Smart Port market is segmented by product: fiber, solid-state, diode and others. Fiber is dominant in the Smart Port market due to technological advances, growing industrial applications and its eco-friendly nature.
A specific solid-state laser is used in fiber laser cutting to melt and pierce metals, producing an accurate and effective cut. The term "fiber laser cutting" refers to the laser medium used in this technology, optical fiber rather than gas or crystal. Because of its increased robustness and efficiency, fiber technology is used in various infrastructure and industrial applications. The primary distinction between the various types of laser cutting equipment currently used is how the laser is produced.
Fiber Smart Ports can work on both metals and non-metals. Fiber Smart Ports offer various advantages. It can adjust from one industry need to another smoothly, can be used on a versatile range of metals and can adapt to different wavelengths, ranges and even speeds. Furthermore, the machine works faster than CO2 lasers, increasing overall efficiency with high power output and beam quality, which creates a cleaner cutting edge and lower power consumption, keeping running costs low.
The machine does not pose a heat risk despite its power. Solid-state Smart Port demand is increasing owing to its quick-cutting efficiency and is expected to grow with a higher CAGR in the forecast period. Fiber laser cutting is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period.

Geographical Analysis
Asia-Pacific is growing at a tremendous rate and the growth in demand is mainly because of people’s increasing disposable incomes and rising international tourism.
Asia-Pacific holds the largest market share for the Smart Port market due to the economic rise and growing manufacturing industries like consumer electronics and automotive. China and India have high demands for Smart Ports owing to the rise in mobile phones and automotive production. For instance, according to the Indian Cellular Association (ICA), the annual production of mobile phones within the country increased from 3 million devices in 2014 to 11 million in 2017. India now accounts for 11 % of global mobile production, only 3 % in 2014.
According to information provided by the ministry, the yearly production of mobile manufacturing is anticipated to surpass US$100 billion, up from the present US$30 billion. It is anticipated to account for close to 40% of this development. Over the next five years, the domestic market is anticipated to grow from US$ 65 billion to US$ 180 billion. By 2026, electronics will be one of India’s top two or three exports. The "all of the government" approach-based five-part strategy to accomplish the US$ 300 billion goal drastically concentrates on expanding and strengthening electronics manufacturing in India. The expanding electronics industry is expected to be accomplished by attracting international electronics manufacturers and brands, moving and developing the sub-assemblies and component ecosystem, improving the design ecosystem, cultivating Indian champions and gradually eliminating the cost disadvantages India currently faces.
However, North America is after Asia-Pacific in terms of the market share of the Smart Port market due to increased technological advancement and the higher adoption of technologies such as laser cutting. The other major reason is the presence of leading automotive manufacturers. The rise in production and the investments in new production facilities of automotive in the region are expected to grow the laser cutting market in the forecast period. Honda completed more than US$174 million in expansion and innovation activities at its U.S. plants in 2018, totaling US$5.9 billion in new capital investments in Honda’s U.S. production operations undertaken over the past five years.

Competitive Landscape
The Smart Port market is highly competitive with the presence of local and global companies. Some prime companies contributing to the market’s growth are Coherent Incorporation, Jenoptik Laser GmbH, ALPHA Laser GmbH, Bystronic Incorporated, Epilog Laser Inc, Amada Miyachi Company, Trumpf GMBH + Co. KG, Ltd, Conzzeta Management AG, Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co. Ltd, IPG Photonics Corporation and others.
The major companies are adopting several growth strategies such as acquisitions, product launches and collaborations, contributing to the global Smart Port market growth.

    • In July 2021, The new version of the TruLaser Series 1000, which has increased productivity, process stability and cost-effectiveness, was displayed at Blechexpo by high-tech company TRUMPF. The Highspeed Eco function is being utilized on this particular machine type for the first time. A TRUMPF-designed nozzle directs the cutting gas to the sheet metal, resulting in an up to 70% increase in the machine’s feed rate and a 60% decrease in gas usage. The device greatly outperforms 2D laser machines for cutting sheet metal.
    Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co. Ltd
    Overview: Han’s Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd, established in 1996, is a China-based public company. The company is committed to providing customers with the latest industrial laser machine technology to suit their special needs better. In 2004, Han’s Laser was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange Market and as of right now, the company’s market valuation exceeds US$ US$ 6 billion.
    Product Portfolio:
    • MARS-10J/20J: The company offers a fiber-based Smart Port that is suitable for a variety of materials: steel, gold, aluminum, silver and silicon. The product can be used in the Electronic components industry, Medical device industry, Glasses, watch and clock industry, IC card industry and Jewelry industry
    Key Development
    • For instance, in 2019, Han’s Laser Smart Equipment Group Co., Ltd. introduced their T16/ T25 Series Fiber Laser Tube Cutting Machine. The product is a highly flexible and stable laser tube-cutting machine expected to improve small and medium enterprise productivity significantly.
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