Shipping Container Market Size Worth $15.83 Billion By 2028 | CAGR: 12.0%: Grand View Research, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The global shipping container market size is expected to reach USD 15.83 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., expanding at a CAGR of 12.0% from 2020 to 2028. The market is expected to be driven by maritime trade, expanding penetration of the e-commerce industry, digitization in shipping container space, and increasing demand for specialized shipping containers by the department of defense.


Key Insights & Findings:

  • By product, ISO containers generated a revenue of USD 6.28 billion in 2020. Extensive adoption of ISO containers for international trade mainly accounted for a higher share of the ISO container product segment in the market
  • Reefer container segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 12.5% in terms of revenue from 2020 to 2028 owing to increasing demand for temperature-controlled transportation for shipping pharmaceutical, food, and agricultural products
  • Industrial transport led the application segment with a share of 56.6% by revenue in the global shipping containers market in 2020. Extensive use of shipping containers for transportation of industrial raw materials and manufactured goods such as metals, minerals, oil and gases, chemicals, ores, slags, machinery, tools, etc. attributed to the high share of the industrial transport segment in 2020
  • The Asia Pacific region dominated the market with more than 68.1% share of the global revenue in 2020. Presence of countries such as China and India having a large manufacturing base coupled with robust agricultural exports mainly contributed to the high share of Asia Pacific in the global market
  • The market is highly fragmented with the presence of large- and medium-sized international companies as well as small-sized domestic players

Read 166 page market research report with TOC on "Shipping Container Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (ISO, Non-standard), By Type (Dry, Reefer, Tank), By Size (20', 40', High Cube), By Flooring, By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2028", by Grand View Research

20' and 40' are the most popular sizes of shipping containers as of 2021. Although based on application shipping containers are often manufactured in a variety of sizes such as 8', 10', 48', 53', and others. Their increasing demand for transportation of a variety of goods such as food, pharmaceutical, automotive components, and agricultural products is expected to support industry growth.

Trade agreements promote trade among the nations and favorably impact the demand for shipping containers. In November 2020, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and five regional partners signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is one of the largest free trade agreements in the world. Moreover, recently concluded multiple trade agreements including NAFTA, EVFTA, EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), and others are likely to fuel the growth of the market.

The significant developments in commercial vessels and innovation of efficient and better cargo ships equipped with advanced technology such as navigation systems, advanced sensors, and other components are accelerating the demand for cargo transportation through ships, which is further fueling the growth of the market.

The global e-commerce industry witnessed an exponential surge in the last few years, besides, the rising penetration of smartphones and the internet, especially in developing regions is anticipated to fuel the growth of the e-commerce industry further. The growth of the transportation industry on account of growing online retails is expected to benefit the shipping containers market.

Grand View Research has segmented the global shipping container market report based on product, type, size, flooring, application, and region:

  • Shipping Container Product Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2017 - 2028)
    • ISO Containers
    • Non-standardized Containers
  • Shipping Container Type Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2017 - 2028)
    • Dry Containers
    • Reefer Containers
    • Tank Containers
    • Others
  • Shipping Container Size Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2017 - 2028)
    • 20' Containers
    • 40' Containers
    • High Cube Containers
    • Others
  • Shipping Container Flooring Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2017 - 2028)
    • Wood
    • Bamboo
    • Metal
    • Vinyl
    • Others
  • Shipping Container Application Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2017 - 2028)
    • Consumer Goods Transport
    • Industrial Transport
    • Food Transport
    • Others
  • Shipping Container Regional Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Thousand, 2017 - 2028)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
    • Central & South America
      • Brazil
      • MEA
      • UAE

List of Key Players of the Shipping Container Market

  • Bertschi AG
  • BNH Gas Tanks
  • Bulkhaul Limited
  • Danteco Industries BV
  • NewPort Tank
  • A.P. Moller - Maersk
  • China International Marine Containers Group Ltd
  • COSCO SHIPPING Development Co., Ltd.
  • CXIC Group
  • Singamas Container Holdings Limited
  • TLS Offshore Containers/TLS Special Containers
  • W&K Containers, Inc.
  • Thurston Group Limited
  • OEG
  • Sea Box, Inc.
  • Norcomp Nordic AB

Browse through Grand View Research's coverage of the Global Plastics, Polymers & Resins Industry: 

  • North America Chemical Tanker Shipping Market–North America's chemical tanker shipping market size was valued at USD 259.2 billion in 2016. The increase in North American chemical export coupled with rising demand for plastic feedstock is projected to spur the growth during the forecast period.
  • U.S. Cold Chain Packaging Market–The U.S. cold chain packaging market size was valued at USD 3.04 billion in 2017 and is expected to register a CAGR of 14.1% from 2018 to 2025.
  • Chemical Tanker Shipping Market–The global chemical tanker shipping market size was valued at USD 2,072.6 billion in 2016. The high concentration of chemical production and increasing demand across the globe is mostly responsible for market growth.

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About Grand View Research

Grand View Research, U.S.-based market research and consulting company, provides syndicated as well as customized research reports and consulting services. Registered in California and headquartered in San Francisco, the company comprises over 425 analysts and consultants, adding more than 1200 market research reports to its vast database each year. These reports offer in-depth analysis on 46 industries across 25 major countries worldwide. With the help of an interactive market intelligence platform, Grand View Research helps Fortune 500 companies and renowned academic institutes understand the global and regional business environment and gauge the opportunities that lie ahead.


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