Global Air Cargo Containers Market Report 2022-2026 - Surge in Cargo Traffic to Allow Global Air Cargo Containers Market to Experience Long Term Growth


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Global Air Cargo Containers Market to Reach $302.8 Million by 2026

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Air Cargo Containers estimated at US$233.9 Million in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$302.8 Million by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 4.5% over the analysis period.

There are more than 900,000 ULDs with an estimated value of US$1 billion, which are covered under IATA regulations. These containers are broadly segregated into air cargo pallets and lower deck or box type containers. ULD pallets are made of rugged aluminum sheets and feature rims for locking into cargo net lugs.

On the other hand, ULD containers, also referred to as pods or cans, represent closed containers that are made of either aluminum or a combination of Lexan and aluminum. Some of these containers also feature inbuilt refrigeration units for carrying temperature-sensitive products. A ULD comes with a unique ULD number for its identification. While the three-lettered prefix signifies the type and characteristics of a ULD, the four or five digit serial number differentiates it from other units. The last two characters denote the owner of the container or pallet.

LD-3, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 4.9% CAGR and reach US$238.1 Million by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the LD-11 segment is readjusted to a revised 3.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $64 Million in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $49.9 Million by 2026

The Air Cargo Containers market in the U.S. is estimated at US$64 Million in the year 2021. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$49.9 Million by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 6.3% over the analysis period. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 3.1% and 4.4% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.6% CAGR.

The market is expected to be driven by continuous surge in cargo traffic due to of expansion of the electronic, e-commerce and pharmaceutical industries coupled with strong demand for high priority, high-speed and visibility services. One of the prominent factors to drive the future market growth is strong focus on accelerating delivery times.

Major events conducted by leading e-commerce portals such as Big billion days and Single`s day are pushing the demand for speedy delivery. On the other hand, pharmaceutical players require a faster transport option for temperature-sensitive products, mainly vaccines. Moreover, evolution of the supply chain along with temperature control regulations specified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for dealing with transportation and handling issues related to pharmaceutical and healthcare products is bound to bolster the market.

These guidelines cover standards associated with temperature and time sensitive labels and acceptance checklist for goods to reduce the chances of mishandling. The market growth is also facilitated by advances in container technology and development of more durable and lightweight containers. Increasing deliveries through aircraft and adoption of wide-body aircraft are anticipated to further push air cargo container demand in the aviation industry.

The market growth is likely to be fuelled by increasing use of lower deck containers in freighter and wide-body passenger aircraft along with availability of custom lower deck containers for specialized aircraft. These factors are bound to create a perfect ground for overall expansion of the global air cargo container market in the coming years.

LD-6 Segment to Reach $14.7 Billion by 2026

In the global LD-6 segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 3.9% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$8.7 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$11.3 Million by the close of the analysis period.

Key Topics Covered:




  • COVID-19 Pandemic Severely Disrupts Global Freight Transportation and Cargo Containers Industry
  • Regional Market Review
  • Key Takeaways
  • Logistics Industry Bears the Brunt of COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Disrupts the Airfreight Sector
  • Air Cargo Containers: Offering Means for Optimal, Faster Delivery of Goods by Air
  • Container Compatibility with Aircraft
  • Cargo Aircraft Types
  • Surge in Cargo Traffic to Allow Global Air Cargo Containers Market to Experience Long Term Growth
  • Need to Transport Goods Faster Impels Market Growth
  • Gains for Pharmaceutical Logistics to Push Growth
  • Demand for Temperature-Controlled Containers Creates New Avenues
  • Expansion of Commercial Airlines & Need to Transport Military Goods Fuel Growth
  • Economic Slowdown & Trade Protectionism Hinders Growth
  • LD-3 Retains Position as Most Popular Container Type
  • Metals Remain Primary Material Type Segment
  • Commercial Aircraft Containers Application Segment to Experience Fastest Growth Rate
  • Wide-Body Aircraft Segment to Command Major Share
  • Regional Analysis: Increasing Trade Activity Makes Asia-Pacific an Exploding Air Cargo Containers Market
  • Air Freight Industry Heading towards Healthy Demand amid Tightening Capacity
  • Global Air Cargo Containers Market Inches towards Fierce Competition
  • Air cargo Container Owners Face Intense Pressure from Rising Outbound Cargo Rates
  • Companies Resorting to Technological Innovations for Smarter and Lighter ULDs
  • Recent Market Activity
  • Select Innovations

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS (Total 24 Featured)

  • ACL Airshop LLC
  • DoKaSch Temperature Solutions GmbH
  • Envirotainer AB
  • Granger Industries, Inc.
  • Nordisk Aviation Products AS
  • PalNet GmbH Air Cargo Products
  • Safran S.A.
  • Satco Inc.
  • Vinyl Technology Inc.
  • VRR Aviation


  • Containers Industry to Continue Feeling Heat from COVID-19 Crisis in 2021
  • Freight as Blessing Enables Air cargo Demand to Surpass Capacity amid COVID-19
  • Stable Commercial Aviation Outlook Signals Long Term Growth Opportunities for Air Cargo Containers Market
  • Converting Airlines and Sharing Space to Address Demand
  • Prominent Trends Altering and Governing Air Freight Logistics Landscape
  • Air Cargo Industry Undergoes Significant Transformation with New Approaches
  • Digitization Transforming the Air Freight Industry
  • Big Data Analytics Gains Importance in Freight Management
  • ULDs: The Unseen Backbone of Air Cargo
  • Key Advancements in ULD Tracking Technologies
  • Air Cargo Industry Focuses on Developing and Manufacturing Lightweight ULDs
  • Real-time Tracking: A Boon for Logistics Providers
  • Major Trends Influencing Air Freight of Pharmaceutical Products
  • Distribution of Potential COVID-19 Vaccine to Amplify Air cargo Containers Demand
  • Challenges for Growth of Air Cargo




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