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Shipping Container Market

Shipping Container Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Container Size (Small Container (20 feet), Large Container (40 feet), and High Cube Container (40 feet)),Product Type (Dry Storage Container, Flat Rack Container, Refrigerated Container, Special Purpose Container, and Others),andEndUse(Food & Beverages, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Industrial Products, Vehicle Transport, and Others): GlobalOpportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2020-2027

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Author's: Abhay Singh | Lalit Janardhan Katare
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Shipping Container Market Statistics – 2027

The global shipping containers market was valued at $8.70 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $12.08 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 4.3% for the forecast period 2020-2027.                    

A shipping container is a container with strength suitable to withstand shipment, storage, and handling. These containers range from large reusable steel boxes used for intermodal shipments to the ubiquitous corrugated boxes. The containers are a means to bundle cargo and goods into large unitized loads, easily handled, moved, and stacked, and can be tightly packed in a ship or yard - similar to cardboard boxes and pallets. They are generally made up of aluminum and steel. The size and type built of each container comply with specifications and regulations formulated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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China entered into the shipping container manufacturing in 1980 with the formation of CIMC in Shenzhen, China, but only gained its greatest momentum beginning in 1993. Not only was China’s low cost of labor an issue, but was also becoming the largest producer and recycler of steel. Till 1995, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and most of Europe were producing their shipping containers in Mainland China. Since 1996, CIMC is the largest manufacturer of ISO containers in the world, and by 2007 China produced 82% of the entire world supply of ISO shipping containers. Now, there are many small companies in China that fabricate the ISO certified containers. 

Factors such as increase in demand for cargo transportation through ships and rise in trade-related agreements supplement the growth of the shipping containers market. Moreover, fluctuations in transportation and inventory costs hamper the growth of the shipping containers market. However, factors such as anticipated trend of automation in marine transportation and increase in marine safety norms are expected to provideopportunities for the growth of the shipping containers market during the forecast period.

The global shipping container market is segmented into container size, product type, end use, and region. By container size, the shipping container market is categorized into small containers (20 feet), large containers (40 feet) and high cube containers (40 feet). By product type, it is divided into dry storage containers, flat rack containers, refrigerated containers, special purpose containers, and others. By end use, it is classified into food & beverages, consumer goods, healthcare, industrial products, vehicle transport, and others. By region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. 

Key players operating in the market include A.P. Moller–Maersk Group, CARU containers, China International Marine Containers, COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd, CXIC Group, OEG Offshore limited, Singamas Container Holdings Limited, TLS Offshore Containers International, W&K Containers, Inc., YMC Container Solutions,and others.

Increase in demand for cargo transportation through ships

There is a rise in demand for the transportation of cargo through water ways. This is because the number of cargos are efficiently transferred to the other end in a securer way as compared to other means of transportation. Moreover, cargo ships are less expensive for shipping goods as compared to road and air transits. Ships can carry more cargo from one place to another within a short span of time. As per the records of UNCTAD, approximately 1687 million tons of cargo is transported every year in around 177.6 million containers covering 998 billion tons-miles. The recent developments in commercial vessels and giant players’ innovation of better and efficient cargo ships equipped with latest technology such as advanced sensors, navigation system and other components is creating a demand for the cargo transportation through ships. This leads to the growth of the shipping container market and eventually the cargo industry growth.

Shipping Container Market
By Container Size
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Large Container (40 feet) is projected as the most lucrative segments

Rise in trade-related agreements

Numerous trade related agreements have been carried out between the developed and the developing nations to transport goods from one place to another. This has enabled the suppliers to choose water ways as a better and efficient means of transportation. This increased inclination has led the cargo container manufacturers to develop better and efficient containers of different shapes and sizes. This boosts the growth of the market. Also, free trade agreement has enabled a reduction in duties and taxes. Further, there has been an increase in trade activities as exporters and importers need not pay taxes to the government. Countries in trade blocs are lifting bans and making trade more flexible. Hence, the rise in trade-related agreements leads to the demand for stronger containers thereby supplementing the growth of the shipping containers market.

Shipping Container Market
By Product Type
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Dry Storage Containers is projected as the most lucrative segments

Fluctuations in transportation and inventory costs

Carrying goods from one place to another requires a suitable mode of transportation, which means there should be an efficient usage of the medium. The cost incurred in transportation and holding inventory is another important factor that has a negative impact on logistics. Price is the most significant factor that affects the overall logistics services from the first function till the goods are delivered. This continuous fluctuation in transportation and inventory cost of the material has affected the shipping industry by enabling the customers to opt different methods to transport the goods, which eventually suppresses the growth of the global shipping containers market.

Shipping Container Market
By End-use
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Healthcare is projected as the most lucrative segments

Anticipated trend of automation in marine transportation

The steps toward automation and giant companies demonstrations of autonomous ships has enabled various countries for joining hands to develop automated vessels to be used in passenger and cargo transportation, which eventually leads to the growth of the shipping industry. For instance, Rolls Royce and Finland based ferry operator Finferries demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry. Also, Norwegian built YaraBirkeland is a fully autonomous container ship, which is intended to carry containers and is to start working in 2020. In addition, Norway based Kongsberg partnered with Yara is planning to develop all electric vessels by 2020. Thus, based on the introduction of automation in shipping industry, the shipping container industry is expected to grow due to the increased safety measures, which eventually leads to the growth of the shipping containers market.

Shipping Container Market
By Region
2027
Asia-pacific 
North America
Europe
LAMEA

Asia-Pacific would exhibit the highest CAGR of 5.5% during 2020-2027.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global shipping containers market analysis along with the current trends and future estimations to depict imminent investment pockets.

  • The overall shipping containers market opportunity is determined by understanding profitable trends to gain a stronger foot hold.

  • The report presents information related to the key drivers, restraints, and opportunities ofthe global shipping containers market with a detailed impact analysis.

  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed from 2019 to 2027 to benchmark the financial competency.

  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers in the industry.

Shipping Container Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Shipping Container Market By Container Size
By Container Size
  • Small Containers (20 feet)
  • Large Containers (40 feet)
  • High Cube Containers (40 feet)
Shipping Container Market By Product Type
By Product Type
  • DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS
  • FLAT RACK CONTAINERS
  • REFRIGERATED CONTAINERS
  • SPECIAL PURPOSE CONTAINERS
  • OTHERS
Shipping Container Market By END-USE
By END-USE
  • Food & Beverages
  • Consumer Goods
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Products
  • Vehicle Transport
  • Others
Shipping Container Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle-East, Africa)
Key Market Players
Key Market Players

CARU Containers, China International Marine Containers, YMC Container Solutions, OEG OFFSHORE LIMITED, W&K Containers, Inc., Singamas Container Holdings Limited., A.P. Moller–Maersk Group, CXIC Group, COSCO SHIPPING Development Co. Ltd, TLS Offshore Containers / TLS Special Containers

Analyst Review

The global shipping container market is expected to have a steady growth due to increase in seaborne trade and industrialization globally. The market in the developed countries such as the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Germany experiences slower growth when compared to the developing regions such as China, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, owing to the availability of raw material and low cost labor in these regions.

Ultra large container vessels capable of carrying more than 18.000 TEU (twenty-foot-equivalent-units) represent the fastest growing segment of the global shipping container fleet. The arrival of such vessels exacerbates supply-and-demand inter balances on the major trade lines. Ports located in Asia and Europe are designed to hold these tremendous vessels on the coastal lines of the region. Also, Europe’s economic decline has resulted in reduced demand on the Asia-Europe trade lane.

According to the data published by Statista, the shipping container demand is expected to rise at 4.8% in 2019. The total containership fleet grew in the recent years, which added to the persisting overcapacities in the market. Subsequently, container freight rates declined by 30–40% even as scrapping of capacities continued. In contrast, container charter rates did increase in previous years, but could not keep the gains for a longer time period.

Factors such as increase in demand for cargo transportation through ships and rise in trade-related agreements supplement the growth of the shipping containers market. Moreover, factors such as fluctuations in transportation and inventory costs hamper the growth of the shipping containers market. However, factors such as anticipated trend of automation in marine transportation and increase in marine safety norms are expected to provide growth opportunities for the market during the forecast period.

Among the analyzed regions,Asia-Pacific is the highest revenuecontributorfollowed byEurope,North America, and LAMEA.On the basis of forecast, Asia-Pacific is expected to maintain the lead during the forecast period owing to an increased CAGR as compared to other regions.
 

Author Name(s) : Abhay Singh | Lalit Janardhan Katare
Frequently Asked Questions?

The global shipping containers market was valued at $8.70 billion in 2019, and is projected to reach $12.08 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 4.3% for the forecast period 2020-2027

The small shipping container (20 feet) has a martket share of approximately 36% in the global shipping container market which makes it the leading segment across different segments in the global shipping containers market.

The sample of shipping container market can be obtained on demand from the website. Our 24*7 chat support system is available on the website which will help the customer to obtain a sample for the report.

Shipping containers have a wider application in different industries such as Food & Beverages, Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Industrial Products, Vehicle Transport and various others industries. This is due to the factor that a variety of shipping contaoners are available which finds a wider application in the shipping container industry.

Based on the analysis, the end-use segment of the global shipping container market will drive the market growth. This is due to the wider application of shipping containers in different industries such as food & beverages, healthcare and others.

The company profiles of the top ten players of the shipping container market market can be obtained from the company profile section mentioned in the report. This section includes analysis of top ten player’s operating in the shipping container industry along with their last three year revenue, segmental revenue, product offerings, key strategies adopted, and geographical revenue generated.

Based on the global Shipping Container market analysis, Asia-Pacific is the major revenue contributor in 2019 and is expected to provide more business opportunities during the forecast period as well as is expected to see a lucrative growth during the forecast period.

Numerous factors such as the increased demand for cargo transportation through ships along with rise in trade related agreements and anticipated trend of automation in marine transportation are the factors which are anticipated to drive the shipping container market.

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