Marine fenders protect ships and berth structures from damage. These fenders give protection to the port and vessels against a collision with other vessels.
The global marine fender market is driven primarily by high demand for minimum test and inspection procedures, along with greater focus on infrastructure development.
Market players are working on innovative pneumatic fenders that solve the challenging problem of crude oil transfer between vessels. If a spill occurs, a small momentary exposure to it can cause environmental damage. So, to avoid oil spill accidents, manufacturers are producing strong fenders that satisfy both safety and quality.
Seaborne trade is continuously expanding and is propelling the market for marine fenders. The global marine fender market is growing at a steady pace due to the growth in international trade and the stringency of port regulations.
The growing trend of leasing ports and their infrastructure development is further driving the demand for market fenders. Moreover, the expansion of existing seaports is also forecast to augment the market throughout the projection period.
New Developments Augmenting Growth
Manufacturers are working on new innovations to consolidate their position. For instance, the innovation of combining synthetic rubber and its blend with natural rubber aids to get a better ratio between high energy absorption and reaction force.
Manufacturers are developing innovative foam fenders, which can also help in reducing accidents and spillage. Also, the market is observing growth in the production and sales of foam fenders owing to their high life expectancy in saline water and deterioration of rubber fenders.
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Research is going on for the development of fenders with new materials that offer high-performance and are subject to influence energy absorption and subsequent berthing forces more efficiently.
Furthermore, inclination towards an eco-friendly approach with its major sustainable aspects like re-use and recycling of components has emerged as a cost-effective alternative for players.
Concerns About Marine Fender Quality
Ideally, a marine fender system should be cost-effective, with high durability and low maintenance cost. But, concerns about the quality of marine fenders have led to lack of end-user confidence. Furthermore, the market is experiencing a decline in demand for rubber fenders owing to their deteriorating quality when they come in contact with saline water.
COVID-19 Impact on Marine Fender Market
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in November, 2019, the disease has spread to nearly 200 countries across the globe.
The global impact of the coronavirus disease is strongly felt and has severely affected the marine fender market in 2020.
COVID-19 has affected the global market in three main ways: by directly reducing production and demand, by disrupting the supply chain and, and by its financial impact on firms and employees.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted many aspects that are directly linked to the market.
Marine Fender Market Analysis by Fender
Based on fender, the rubber segment is anticipated to hold leading share of the marine fender market through the forecast period. The growth of the segment is attributable to the high demand for cone and cell fenders due to their high shear stress resistance capacity.
Rubber is a traditional material, consistent development of new synthetic rubber alternatives to it are augmenting the growth of rubber fenders which in turn is encouraging market growth.
Marine Fender Market by Manufacturing Process
Molding continues to be one of the preferred manufacturing process for marine fenders globally. Also, extrusion is increasingly being used to manufacture marine fenders and its preference over other processes for the production of large marine fenders is augmenting the growth of the market. It is mostly used for manufacturing arc and D-fenders.
Marine Fender Market by Ownership
Public ownership of marine fenders continues to be high. The growth of the segment is due to the ownership of port terminals under port authorities. Therefore, maintenance and construction of infrastructure, which includes installation of marine fenders and their maintenance, is executed by port authorities. Furthermore, fenders fitted on yachts that are private-owned continues to account for high market share.
Marine Fender Market by End Use
By end use, the dockyard segment accounts for higher market share. The growth of the segment is owing to the utilization of marine fenders by dock and port developers for the safe docking of the ship without damaging the structure of the dock or port.
Asia Pacific accounts for The growth of the region is primarily attributable to the ongoing marine projects proposed for the expansion of seaborne trade in emerging countries of the region like India and China.
For instance, the active Sagarmala Project in India, which intends to reach the broad goals of intensifying the capacity of major and non-major ports and encouraging them to become drivers of port-led economic development by optimizing the usage of existing and future transport assets and developing new linkages for transport.
It also proposes simplified procedures practiced at ports for cargo movement. Furthermore, increased production of pneumatic fenders in the region to deliver high-grade berthing solutions is driving the growth of the regional market.
Europe is another lucrative market for marine fenders globally. Growing focus on infrastructure development, combined with stringent regulations for environmental protection are likely to drive the market during the assessment period.
North America is projected to remain the prominent region in the marine fender market during the forecast period. Owing to existing ports, shipyards, and active port construction activities, the region is exhibiting significant growth. The presence of some leading players in the region is supporting the growth of the regional market.
Marine Fender Market: Competitive Landscape
The global marine fender market is highly competitive. Due to the expansion of seaborne trade in the economies, the market is witnessing the entry of several newcomers in the field.
Key players are getting involved in research and development joint ventures with leading R&D companies for developing high-performance fenders to cater to their end use consumers with a more desirable amalgamation of new materials.
For instance, INMARE manufactures marine fenders with E.V.A. compound (Ethylene-vinyl acetate), a non-toxic and eco-friendly material that is UV-resistant, neither stains nor scratches boats. These fenders do not deteriorate in the marine environment, even if left a long time in the water.
Fact.MR gives an in-depth study on the current market dynamics and like some of the key players operating in the global marine fender market including ANCHOR MARINE & SUPPLY, INC., Bridgestone Corporation, INMARE, J.C. MacElroy Company, Inc., Lalizas Italia s.r.l., MARINE FENDERS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Trelleborg Marine Systems, SHIBATA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD., Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., and Urethane Products Corporation among others.
The Analysts Viewpoint
"Europe and Asia Pacific will continue to be the key growth markets for marine fender globally. Growth in Europe will be driven by stringent environmental concern, whereas in APAC, it will be due to greater impetus on infrastructure development"
Marine Fender Market: About the Report
Fact.MR has recently published an exclusive in-depth forecast report on the marine fender market for 2020 and 2030. The principal objective of this report is to outline spearhead insights on the market scenario, demand generators, and competitive landscape in the market. Also, the study speaks key dynamics that are anticipated to increase the sales and future possibilities for the market. The report on the marine fender market commences with an executive overview, in which, product description has been presented.
The report further proceeds with the taxonomy of the marine fender market, elaborating on key segments. Also, the report outlines visionary insights on the dynamics of the market, including the drivers, restraints, opportunities, trends, and pricing analysis, along with the key factors favoring investment within the market.
Supply chain analysis and pricing analysis of the market have also been incorporated in the report, to help readers clearly understand the product framework map in the market.
Marine Fender Market - Scope of the Report
A recent study by Fact.MR on the marine fender market offers a 10-year forecast for 2020 and 2030. The study analyzes crucial trends that are currently determining the growth of the marine fender market. This report explicates on vital dynamics, such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for key market players along with key stakeholders. The study also provides the dynamics that are responsible for influencing the future status of the marine fender market over the forecast period.
A detailed assessment of marine fender value chain analysis, business execution, and supply chain analysis across regional markets has been covered in the report. A list of prominent companies operating in the marine fender market along with their product portfolios enhances the reliability of this comprehensive research study.
Marine Fender Market: Report Summary
The study offers a comprehensive analysis on diverse features, including demand, product developments, revenue generation, and sales in the marine fender market across the globe.
A comprehensive estimate on the marine fender market has been provided through an optimistic scenario as well as a conservative scenario, taking into account the sales of marine fender during the forecast period. Price point comparison by region with global average price is also considered in the study.
Marine Fender Market: Segmentation
Fact.MR has studied the marine fender market with detailed segmentation on the basis of by component, end use, fender, ownership, manufacturing process and key region.
Key Questions Answered in Fact.MR’s Marine Fender Market Report
- Which regions will continue to remain the most profitable regional markets for marine fender market players?
- Which factors will induce a change in the demand for marine fenders during the assessment period?
- How will changing trends impact the marine fender market?
- How can market players capture the low-hanging opportunities in the marine fender market in developed regions?
- Which companies are leading the marine fender market?
- What are the winning strategies of stakeholders in the marine fender market to upscale their position in this landscape?
Marine Fender Market: Research Methodology
In Fact.MR’s study, a unique research methodology is utilized to conduct extensive research on the growth of the marine fender market, and reach conclusions on the future growth parameters of the market. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts ensure the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.
Secondary resources referred to by analysts during the preparation of marine fender market study include statistics from governmental organizations, trade journals, white papers, and internal and external proprietary databases. Analysts have interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, and market intelligence managers, all of whom have contributed to the development of the Marine fender market report as a primary resource.
Marine Fender Market: Analysis on Market Size Evaluation
The marine fender market has been analyzed for each market segment in terms of value (US$ Mn).
Market estimates at global and regional levels for marine fenders are available in terms of “US$ Mn” for value. A Y-o-Y growth contrast on prominent marine fender market segments, along with market attractiveness evaluation, has been incorporated in the report. Furthermore, absolute dollar opportunity analysis of all the segments adds prominence to the report. Absolute dollar opportunity plays a crucial role in assessing the level of opportunity that a manufacturer/distributor can look to achieve, along with identifying potential resources, considering the sales and distribution perspective in the global marine fender market.
Marine Fender Market: Assessment on Regional Segments
Key sections have been elaborated in the marine fender market report, which have helped deliver projections on regional markets. These chapters include regional macros (political economic and business environment outlook), which are expected to have a momentous influence on the growth of the marine fender market during the forecast period.
Country-specific valuation on demand for marine fenders has been offered for each regional market, along with market scope estimates and forecasts, price index, and impact analysis of the dynamics of prominence in regions and countries. For all regional markets, Y-o-Y growth estimates have also been incorporated in the report.
Detailed breakup in terms of value and volume for emerging countries has also been included in the report.
Marine Fender Market: In-depth Analysis on Competitive Landscape
The report sheds light on the leading manufacturers of marine fenders along with their detailed profiles. Essential and up-to-date data related to market performers who are principally engaged in the production of marine fenders has been brought with the help of a detailed dashboard view. Market share analysis and comparison of prominent players provided in the report permits report readers to take preemptive steps in advancing their businesses.
Company profiles have been included in the report, which include essentials such as product portfolio and key strategies, along with all-inclusive SWOT analysis on each player. Company presence is mapped and presented through a matrix for all prominent players, thus providing readers with actionable insights, which helps in thoughtfully presenting the market status and predicting the competition level in the marine fender market. Prominent companies operating in the global marine fender market include ANCHOR MARINE & SUPPLY, INC., Bridgestone Corporation, INMARE, J.C. MacElroy Company, Inc., Lalizas Italia s.r.l., MARINE FENDERS INTERNATIONAL, INC., Trelleborg Marine Systems, SHIBATA INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD., THE YOKOHAMA RUBBER CO., LTD., Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., and Urethane Products Corporation among others.
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