Container Terminal Automated Equipment and Technologies Market, Edition 2021 - 96% of Container Terminals Yet to Witness Automation of Any Kind Presents Great Opportunities


Dublin, June 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Container Terminal Automated Equipment and Technologies Market, Edition 2021" report has been added to's offering.

This research study is intended to provide trends in container terminal automation and analyzing the technologies that are assisting the trend of automation.

The report describes the historical market trends and forecasts the market size both in terms of value and volume of automated equipment used in terminal automation, automation solutions and services, and technologies (camera, radar, and LiDAR) market.

Despite the economic downturn of last year due to the pandemic, many ports have seen significant increase in the total throughput in terms of TEU in 2020.

However, ports are now increasing facing congestion problems, labor issues, and increasing competition. Alongside these challenges, container handling remains one of the most dangerous operations in the industry. The introduction of digitization, remote handling, and automation in handling containers and equipment is a response to all these pressures. Unmanned handling of the containers clearly means there is an increasing need towards sensing technologies.

Although the level of automation and safety in container terminals has increased considerably in this decade, today there are just 66 automated container terminals worldwide of which only 20 are fully automated while the rest are semi-automated terminals. This is just 4 percent of the total container terminals worldwide.

From the optimistic view this means there are almost 96 percent of container terminals yet to witness automation of any kind which indeed is a great opportunity for everyone in the ecosystem - right from the container handling equipment manufacturers to technology providers, to automation integrator.

The report helps the reader with the total addressable market for the equipment players, technology companies, and automation integrator in terms of total number of ports to be semi or fully automated in mid and long term, the total deployed base of automated equipment and future sales forecast of these equipment, total brownfield and total greenfield automation projects (historical and future).

The report has analyzed six container handling equipment with automated functionalities including automated rail-mounted gantry (A-RMG) cranes, automated rubber-tyred gantry (A-RTG) cranes, automated stacking cranes (ASC), automated straddle carriers (AutoStrad), automated guided vehicles (AGV), and semi-automated and automated terminal tractors (Auto TT).

The report forecast the sales volume, pricing trends, and market size of each of this equipment and further analyses the market size (value, volume, and ASP) of technologies (camera, radar, LiDAR) used for autonomous functionalities.

Key Takeaways

  • 250 pages of analysis of the complete terminal automation industry with special focus on autonomous equipment, automated technologies and sensors, and automation solutions and services
  • 70+ companies across the terminal automation industry including port operators, automation integrators, sensor companies, and automation hardware and software players is included in the study
  • Sensing technologies of LiDAR, camera, and radar is covered exhaustively along with market forecast both by value and volume is covered in this study
  • Market share analysis of leading port operators, automation integrators, equipment manufacturers (hardware and software both) and sensing companies is covered in this study
  • This is report also analyses the industry dynamics by evaluating the investments, funding, and inorganic growth strategies adopted by the players in the ecosystem

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

1. Scope of Research and Assumptions

2. Research Methodology - Data Collection, Analysis, and Forecast

3. Background Research
3.1. Top 20 Container Terminal Ports Worldwide by Throughput
3.2. Top 20 Port Operators Worldwide by Throughput
3.3. Status of Automation at 70+ Greenfield and Brownfield Automated Terminals
3.4. Market Share of Greenfield and Brownfield Automated Terminals
3.5. Current Deployment and Sales Figures of Automated Terminal Equipments
3.5.1. Ship-to-shore Cranes (STS) or Quay Cranes
3.5.2. Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC)
3.5.3. Automated Rail-mounted Gantry (A-RMG) Cranes
3.5.4. Automated Rubber-Tyred Gantry (A-RTG) Cranes
3.5.5. Automated Straddle Carriers (AutoStrad)
3.5.6. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
3.5.7. Autonomous Terminal Tractors (Auto TT)
3.6. Market Share of Container Terminals
3.6.1. Market Share by Regions and Countries
3.6.2. Market Share by Semi-automated and Fully Automated Terminals

4. Autonomous Sensing Technologies and Choices
4.1. Type of Sensors
4.2. LiDAR Sensing
4.2.1. Distance measuring with 1D scanner
4.2.2. 2D Scanner (Single and Multi-layer)
4.2.3. 3D Scanner
4.3. D Sensing Cameras
4.4. Radar Scanning

5. Autonomous Sensing Technologies Market Size and Forecast
5.1. LiDAR
5.1.1. Total LiDAR Market (Value and Volume) for Container Terminal Automation
5.1.2. LiDAR Market (Value and Volume), breakdown by Automated Equipments Ship-to-shore Cranes (STS) or Quay Cranes Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) Automated Rail-mounted Gantry (A-RMG) Cranes Automated Rubber-Tyred Gantry (A-RTG) Cranes Automated Straddle Carriers (AutoStrad) Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) Autonomous Terminal Tractors (Auto TT)
5.2. 3D Sensing Camera
5.2.1. Total Camera Market (Value and Volume) for Container Terminal Automation
5.2.2. Camera Market (Value and Volume), breakdown by Automated Equipments
5.3. Radar
5.3.1. Total Radar Market (Value and Volume) for Container Terminal Automation
5.3.2. Radar Market (Value and Volume), breakdown by Automated Equipments

6. Autonomous Sensing Technologies Application Solutions
6.1. Truck Positioning
6.2. AGV Position Determination
6.3. Boom Collision Prevention
6.4. Vessel Profiling
6.5. Accurate Stacking in the Yard
6.6. Automatic Container handover
6.7. Gantry Collision Prevention
6.8. Stack Collision Prevention
6.9. Container Damage Inspection

7. Container Terminal Automation Equipments, Solutions, Services Market
7.1. Terminal Automation Equipments Market (Value and Volume)
7.1.1. Ship-to-shore Cranes (STS) or Quay Cranes (Remote Controlled)
7.1.2. Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC)
7.1.3. Automated Rail-mounted Gantry (A-RMG) Cranes
7.1.4. Automated Rubber-Tyred Gantry (A-RTG) Cranes
7.1.5. Automated Straddle Carriers (AutoStrad)
7.1.6. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)
7.1.7. Autonomous Terminal Tractors (Auto TT)
7.2. Terminal Automation Stack Solutions Market
7.3. Terminal Automation Management Services Market

8. Container Terminal Automation Ecosystem Analysis
8.1. Container Port Operators
8.2. Container Terminal Automation Equipment Manufacturers
8.3. Container Terminal Automation Integrators (HW, SW, HW+SW)
8.4. Autonomous Sensing Technology Companies

9. Container Terminal Industry Assessment
9.1. Investments and Funding for Terminal Digitisation and Automation
9.2. Future Planned Investments for Brownfield and Greenfield Terminal Automation Projects
9.3. Key Partnership Mapping
9.4. Key M&As
9.5. Market Share Analysis of Leading Port Operators
9.6. Market Share Analysis of Leading Terminal Equipment Manufacturers
9.7. Market Share Analysis of Leading Automation Integrators
9.8. Market Share Analysis of Leading Sensing and Technology Companies

10. Appendices

Companies Mentioned

  • ABB
  • Akquinet
  • Analog Devices
  • Automated Equipment Players
  • Benewake
  • Camco Technologies
  • Cosmos (a DP world company)
  • CyberLogitec
  • Data and System Planning (DSP)
  • FLIR Systems
  • Gaussin+ UPS
  • GE Transportation
  • Inform
  • Kalmar (part of Cargotec)
  • Kokuyo
  • Konecranes
  • Kuenz GmbH
  • Liebherr
  • MAN SE
  • Matrox Imaging
  • Mitsui E&S Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Navis (part of Cargotec)
  • NAVTech Radar
  • Neptec
  • nGen (HPH)
  • Phantom Auto
  • Quanergy
  • Rajant Corporation
  • Realtime Business Solutions (RBS)
  • SAAB
  • Seoho Electric
  • Sick
  • Siemens
  • Solvo
  • Symeo
  • TBA Group
  • Terberg
  • TGI Maritime Software
  • Tideworks Technology
  • Total Soft Bank Ltd.
  • Turck
  • VDL
  • Velodyne LiDAR
  • Volvo
  • ZPMC

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