Ship-to-Shore Cranes Market Outlook – 2030

The increase in the number of ports has increased the number of Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes installed as they aid in the rapid movement of containers. This development has intensified after the expansion of the Panama Canal. In addition, the increasing use of large ships such as Panamax and Post-Panamax ships requires STS cranes with extended reach. This factor will continue to drive demand for STS cranes. A major driver of the container crane market is the development of the marine sector. These advances are mainly reflected in the area of ​​trade in ships, merchant ships and other types of ships.

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The use of large ships by major transport routes is increasing, which in turn is driving the expansion of deep inland waterways to better accommodate these ships. As a result, ports are being forced to invest in high performance equipment to load and unload containers from these ships. Port authorities in the Asia-Pacific region have undertaken various large-scale port infrastructure development projects. Electric ship-to-shore cranes are expected to contribute to market growth, particularly in developed regions such as Europe and North America. The strict regulations imposed by the governments of these regions have enabled the introduction of STS electric cranes. In Europe, for example, port emissions regulations are expected to facilitate the installation of STS electric cranes in the next few years. These cranes manage without conventional diesel engines and help the port authorities to save costs and thus lower maintenance costs.

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COVID-19 impact analysis

The global market for ship-to-shore cranes is severely affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a decline in economic growth in almost all large countries and thus influenced consumer behavior. Due to the lockdown carried out in various countries, domestic and international transport has been hampered, which has had a significant impact on the supply chain of numerous industries around the world, thereby widening the supply-demand gap. Therefore, an inadequate supply of raw materials is expected to hinder the production rate of ship-to-shore cranes, which has a negative impact on market growth. However, this situation is expected to improve as governments around the world began to relax the norms for going back to business.

Most important influencing factor

  • Increasing ship sizes and constant container traffic, technological development and innovation as well as rapid industrialization and urbanization are driving the growth of the market.
  • It is expected that high installation costs, maintenance costs, lack of availability of the components and equipment required to erect cranes in remote and underdeveloped regions will hamper the growth of the market.
  • Port authorities in the Asia-Pacific region have undertaken several large port infrastructure development projects. The modernization of existing STS cranes and ports can be seen as an opportunity for market investments.

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Ship-to-Shore (STS) crane market trends are as follows:

Technological development and innovation

Technological development such as automation and external control of STS cranes via joystick or remote computer. They also allow the controller to monitor the crane process without any visual distortion from rain, wind or fog. In addition, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) jointly launched a Marine and Hydrokinetic Toolkit (MHKiT) in June 2020 that is open source Brought software to market. Technology development also ensures driver safety and increases operational efficiency. In addition, the automation helps to optimize power consumption, which reduces noise and emissions from the cranes. Thus, technological development and innovation will help drive the market of Ship-to-Shore crane market.

Rapid industrialization and urbanization

The rapid industrialization and urbanization of industrialized and emerging countries has led to an increase in maritime traffic. According to the United Nations (UN), an estimated 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, compared with 751 million in 1950. These factors are therefore likely to drive world shipping forward. Market growth of to-shares cranes in the forecast period.

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  • What would be the detailed impact of COVID-19 on the market?
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