Thursday 17 January 2019, Amsterdam
The port equipment market is estimated at USD 29.2 billion
in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 36.6 billion
by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.30%
from 2018 to 2025. Factors such as the increasing seaborne trade across the globe and the growing number of container shipments in Asia Pacific and the Middle East are expected to fuel the growth of the port equipment market.
The straddle carriers segment to grow at a higher CAGR in the port equipment market among all equipment types during the forecast period
Based on equipment type, the straddle carriers segment is estimated to lead the port equipment market during the forecast period. These are used for lifting and lowering containers, both vertically and horizontally. Straddle carriers are used in container handling have lifting capacities ranging from 40 to 60 tons. As per the industry experts, the demand for straddles is mostly generated from port terminals in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. Equipment manufacturers are focused on offering hybrid straddle carriers for port terminals owing to the growing requirement of advanced cargo handling equipment equipped with advanced technologies.
The container handling application segment of the port equipment market by application to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
Based on application, the container handling application segment of the port equipment market is estimated to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increase in seaborne trade in the last few years has led to an increase in the deliveries of marine vessels. With the increase in global maritime trade, the marine ports will be required to modernize to increase their container handling capacity. Increasing global imports and exports coupled with increasing maritime shipping are likely to drive the demand for port equipment.
Asia Pacific region shows the highest potential for implementation of port equipment
The port equipment market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period. Port equipment are expected to be deployed in large numbers in port terminals, thereby providing various application areas of operations. In recent years, the maximum transportation of containers has been noticed from South Korea, China, Singapore, and India. According to the World Shipping Council, of the top 50 container port terminals in terms of handling million TEU in 2016, 24 were in Asia. These included China, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand.
The major players in the port equipment market include Liebherr (Switzerland), TTS (Norway), Kalmar (Finland), Konecranes (Finland), Sany (China), Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) (China), Hyster (US), Lonking (China), CVS Ferrari (Italy), Anhui Heli (China), and Famur Famak (Poland), among others. Kalmar is one of the key market players engaged in contracts and acquisitions to increase the sale of port equipment for different applications.
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