The ship gangways market is expected to grow significantly with new products contributed to the ship gangways market. The need for effective ship gangways is fueling the construction of new ship gangways. Large economies and cities are working towards the improvisation of their cruise terminals to ease the connectivity and expand the scope of existing terminals to handle more ships with the help of a modernized design. For example, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal is to be provided with developments including the construction of new ship gangways. The ship gangways market is expected to witness greater demand from such development projects and is therefore, expected to grow significantly.
The growing investments in the redevelopment and advancements of existing terminals is expected to foster the demand for improved and effective ship gangways that could contribute to the betterment of the terminals for effective logistics operations as well as effective movement of passengers and staff. With the market players in the ship gangways market introducing improved ship gangways for catering to the requirements of easy access from ship to shore are expected to raise the bar of ship gangways in the forthcoming years. Need for sturdy and reliable solutions in ship gangways market is projected to boost the commercialization of such next-generation products.
Global Ship Gangways Market: Introduction
To offer convenience in moving the goods and personnel from the shore to ship, manufacturers are focusing on developing a range of ship gangways that align with the loading and unloading requirements. Leading manufacturers are mainly focusing on developing fitted-based and portable ship gangways. These types of ship gangways are majorly used to offer safety and comfort to the staff members and passengers, and goods movement during logistic operations.
The ship gangways enables end users to board the ship and load the goods conveniently in the absence of terminal building or fixed elevated walkways. While loading and unloading of goods and personnel, the ship gangways are necessary as it is key to the logistic operation of any ship, luxury cruise liners, and vessels such as seismic and research vessels through to container and cargo vessels. Manufacturers are developing custom designed ship gangways and are focusing on meeting the quality standards to gain market presence. On the account of these factors, growth of the global ship gangways market is likely to remain high attributed to the increasing operations of ships and vessels.
The marine environment is highly corrosive, and choosing the best suitable materials for manufacturing ship gangways with the consideration of environment, loading capacity and safety have made the manufacturers to withstand and grow in the competitive global ship gangways market. The global ship gangways market is primarily led by private and regional players. The leading private players are enhancing their sales through online and it is supporting the growth of global ship gangways market. Currently, manufacturers in the global ship gangways market is following a pattern of using high premium materials like corrosive resistant, and customized designs that keeps the market in a competitive scenario.
Global Ship Gangways Market: Market Dynamics
Expansion of the shipping operations have enabled the customers to identify ship gangways that align with their loading and unloading requirements and encouraged their purchase decisions. To pace ahead in the competitive market, leading companies are focusing on developing next generation gangway products for subsea support in offshore services.
Imposition of stringent regulations by organization such as International Maritime Organization (IMO) in maintaining the quality of ship gangways, acts as one of the driving factor for the global ship gangways market. In addition, the Maritime Safety Committee is providing precise direction on the construction, installation, maintenance and inspection/survey of ship gangways (under regulation II-1/3-9 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention).
To offer convenience in conducting the logistic operations at the ports and shipping terminals, leading manufacturers are developing a range of shipping gangways globally. In addition, increasing number of cruise tourist arrivals across countries is expected to fuel growth of the global ship gangways market over the coming years.
Global Ship Gangways Market: Market Segmentation:
The global ship gangways market can be segmented on the basis of operation type, product type, capacity, and end-user.
On the basis of operation type, the global ship gangways market is segmented into:
On the basis of product types, the global ship gangways market is segmented into:
- Motion compensated
On the basis of capacity, the global ship gangways market is segmented into:
- Heavy-duty gangways
- Medium-duty gangways
- Light-duty gangways
On the basis of end-user, the global ship gangways market is segmented into:
- Shipping terminals
Global Ship Gangways Market: Regional Outlook:
North America, Western Europe, and APEJ are the regions for major growth in global ship gangways market. The manufacturers are mostly concentrated in North America and Western Europe but currently the concentration of manufacturers and their supply of ship gangways is leaning towards the developing economies such as India, China, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico. Currently, the shipbuilding industry is also witnessing a significant growth, which in turn is expected to contribute towards growth of the global ship gangways market.
With the increasing investments in the shipping industry and increasing vessels and fleet operations, demand for the ship gangways continue to remain high. Also, increasing number of greenfield and brownfield port terminal projects in regions such as Africa and South-East Asia is expected to fuel growth of the global ship gangways market.
Global Ship Gangways Market: Key Market Participants:
Some of the key market participants in the global ship gangways market are:
- ADELTE Group S.L.
- SMST Designers & Constructors BV
- Hemco Industries
- Cargotec (Macgregor)
- Prosertek Group S.L.
- Tyne Gangway
- Safe Harbor Access Systems
- TTS Group ASA
- Benko Products
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