Water Transport Market: Size, Dynamics, Regional Insights, and Market Segment Analysis

Water Transport Market was valued at USD 538.16Bn. in 2022, and it is expected to reach USD 809.19 Bn. by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 6 % during the forecast period (2023-2029)

Water Transport Market Overview:

Water transportation has been an important ways of transporting commodities, products, and people. Ships now transport important commodities such as coal, oil, and gas to drive the global economy. Growing use of the water transport for transporting the commodities drive the Water Transport Market growth. Waterways carried around 1.2 million metric tonnes of coal and over 1.9 million metric tonnes of oil in 2020 alone. Even more crucial, over 80% of all commodities are moved by sea, primarily by container ships. Ships have a considerable capacity compared to other forms of freight transport, making them more cheap and suited for moving large, heavy, and bulky products while emitting comparatively little pollutants. Shipping contributed for roughly 11% of global transportation emissions in 2018, less than road and air transport. Water transportation is undoubtedly one of the most difficult modes of transportation. It involves several partners, including carriers, ports, tug operators, and freight forwarders, all of whom must work together for the supply chain to function well.Water Transport MarketTo know about the Research Methodology :- Request Free Sample Report

Research Methodology

The study provides high-quality insights and is the result of comprehensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with internal databases and statistical tools. Accuracy is guaranteed throughout all of the report's various analysed Water Transport market categories thanks to data triangulation across several data points. The logical, scientific, and mathematical coherence of the quantitative data is ensured by the employment of both a top-down and bottom-up technique for market evaluation. More than 1,000 verified secondary sources, including corporate annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, were used to collect the data. More than ten extensive primary interviews with market actors across the value chain in all four areas, as well as industry experts, were conducted to acquire both qualitative and quantitative insights. The company does in-depth market research from both the supply and demand sides, allowing us to deliver precise data on the whole ecosystem for any research. The study's final results are arrived at using Bottom-Up methodology.

Water Transport Market Dynamics

Market Drivers: Water transport market has driven by the demand for affordable cargo transportation. Because of the disparity in fare pricing compared to other means of transportation, water freight is typically seen as affordable and cheap for heavy items. The cubic meter of the typical container is frequently used to determine the fee for water transportation. In contrast, the charged weight for air transportation is determined by taking into account both the size and weight of the cargo. In 2000, products worth around $736 billion were transported by ocean boats, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. By 2022, it's anticipated that foreign trade within the US would treble, with the bulk of that trade moving via ocean shipping. According to the World Bank, which is a major financier of India's National Waterway Project, the cost of transporting one tonne of freight over 100 kilometers via roadways is around $3.07, via railways is around $1.93, and via waterways is around $1.62, making waterways the most cost-effective mode of cargo transportation in India. Sensor technologies are increasingly being used by water transportation service providers to monitor ships in remote regions. A sensor is a device that detects and reacts to input from the physical world. The specific input may be light, heat, motion, wetness, pressure, or any of the ship's other environmental phenomena. Sensors in ships' distant locations collect data independently and communicate it to the control room in real-time. Additionally, the construction of a water transportation service would benefit from the competent rise in the integration of cutting-edge technology in water transportation. It is anticipated that sensors incorporated into the transportation service would considerably increase ship protection and performance. Additionally, sensors can reduce running expenses. Sensors used in water transportation continuously check the operation and provide prompt information about any faults or damages. global growth in water transport market is anticipated as a result of the use of GPS and GNSS systems. Market Restraints: Crude oil price volatility is affecting water transport, and it is projected to constrain the water transport market throughout the forecast period. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, fuel oil is a primary source of energy that powers the worldwide economy, accounting for 95% of the energy utilized in global transportation. Water transport accounts for more than 80% of global goods traffic by volume and is heavily reliant on oil. As the price of oil rises, carriers are compelled to boost their prices or face losses. Typically, the recipient is charged extra to cover the additional expenditures. Product inflation is caused by higher fuel prices, which influence all aspects of product transportation. When fuel costs fall, consumers obtain lower-cost items, while logistics businesses use the savings to enhance their operations. Changes in fuel prices have a direct influence on operating expenses. According to US energy information administration statistics, crude oil prices surged in 2022, with Brent crude oil spot prices averaging $71/b for the year compared to $42/b in 2020, raising the operational expenses of water transport and hindering the growth of the water transport market.

Trends and Opportunities:

Water transport market, an important trend is the development of information technology systems for better vessel management. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), waterways transported almost 80% of world trade by volume in 2019, with a fleet of 95402 ships. On ships, information technology is utilized for fuel optimization and vessel performance monitoring, as well as recognizing scanned copies and pictures of papers, customer relationship management, warehouse management, and Que management systems. BunkerEx, an online platform for ship owners that assists in locating appropriate bunker ports; Nautilus Labs, which uses data from sensors, manual reports, and market information to create a unified fleet intelligence; and others are used for ship operations management. As a result, the mix of digital and physical connection assists carriers and seaports in integrating procedures with shippers and tracking devices for containers and cargo.

Water Transport Market Segment Analysis

Water Transport Market, by Type, the inland water freight transport segment is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from $16.83 billion in 2022 to $17.80 billion in 2023. The Russia-Ukraine war, at least in the medium term, hampered global economic recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic. The conflict between these two countries has resulted in economic sanctions against a number of countries, a jump in commodity prices, and supply chain disruptions that have impacted numerous markets throughout the world. In 2022, Western Europe was the largest region in the inland water freight transport segment. In the inland water freight transport segment, Asia Pacific was the second biggest region. The overall volume of products moved on European inland waterways in 2022 was 544.43 million tonnes, a 3.9% increase over the previous year. The overall transport completed reached 136 billion tonne-kilometers an increase of 3.3% over the previous year, despite a minor drop in miles traveled Inland rivers mostly transported metal ores and other mining and quarrying materials' and 'coke and refined petroleum products.' The Netherlands and Germany have the most inland waterway transit across all product categories in Europe. Russia's geographical location, along with its large national terrain, offers enormous potential for the growth of all modes of transportation. The country's investment in inland transportation infrastructure has fluctuated over the last decade, with an estimated value of 12.4 billion euros in 2020. The road sector handled the most freight, accounting for approximately 1.1 billion metric tonnes of transported products in the first quarter of 2022 alone. However, when comparing year-over-year freight turnover increase, airways, pipelines, and inland waterways topped the list.

Water Transport Market Regional Insights

In 2022, Asia Pacific was the largest region in the water transport market. The region is expected to grow by xx% during the forecast period. Water transport accounts for approximately 95% of India's trade volume and 70% of its trade value. India has 12 major ports and 205 designated small and intermediate ports. Six new mega ports will be built in the country as part of the National Perspective Plan for Sagarmala. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of up to 100% is permitted under the automatic route for port and harbor building and maintenance projects. It has also permitted a 10-year tax break for businesses that construct, manage, and operate ports, inland waterways, and inland ports. In FY20, India's principal ports had a capacity of 1,534.91 million tonnes per year (MTPA). In FY21, all major Indian ports handled 672.60 million tonnes (MT) of cargo volume. Russia's inland waterway freight volume has experienced significant recent fluctuations, growing by 11% in 2023. Regarding marine transport, coal led in dry cargo by volume and crude oil led in liquid cargo in Russia. Fossil fuels also made up the majority of transhipments in the nation. International exports made up more than one-third of the air freight volume in Russia. In terms of freight tonnage transported in 2022, Air Bridge Cargo Airlines, a member of the Volga-Dnepr Group and a significant national cargo airline, was in first place. The United Kingdom has vast water and wastewater infrastructure, including a network of pipelines spanning hundreds of kilometres and more than 1,000 treatment plants supplying drinking water. More than 25 million houses in England and Wales are connected to public water supply networks and sewerage. However, due to their antiquity, many of these pipes from the Victorian era require maintenance. Every day, three billion litres of water are lost in England and Wales. In addition to infrastructure expenditures, smart water metres will continue to be pushed out across the UK, allowing water companies to monitor water flow and identify leaks much more effectively.

Report Scope:

The research evaluates current activities and developments in each sub-sector, as well as revenue growth at the global, regional, and global levels (2023-2029). For this analysis, MMR divided the Water Transport market into type, vehicle type, and geographic locations. The market analysis also contains expected market estimates and trends for 22 countries spread throughout the world's primary geographic zones. The value for the aforementioned categories is provided in the report (in USD million). The research also aids in understanding the Water Transport Market trends, structure, and size projections by evaluating market segments. The research serves as an investor's guide by providing a clear depiction of competition analysis of major competitors in the Water Transport Market by financial situation, product portfolio, growth plans, and geographical presence.

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Water Transport Market
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Forecast Period: 2023-2029
Historical Data: 2017 to 2022 Market Size in 2022: US $ 538.16 Bn.
Forecast Period 2023 to 2029 CAGR: 6% Market Size in 2029: US $ 809.19 Bn.
Segments Covered: by Type • Deep sea • Coastal • Great lakes • Inland water transport
by Application • Onshore • Offshore

Water Transport Market, by Region

• North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) • Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Austria and Rest of Europe) • Asia Pacific (China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Rest of APAC) • Middle East and Africa (South Africa, GCC, Egypt, Nigeria and Rest of ME&A) • South America (Brazil, Argentina Rest of South America)

Water Transport Market, Key Players are:

• A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S • China Ocean Shipping Company Limited • Cargill Incorporated • CMA CGM S. A. • Hapag-Lloyd AG • Nippon Yusen • Evergreen Marine Corp • K-Line • Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. • Kuehne + Nagel International AG. Frequently Asked Questions: 1] What segments are covered in the Water Transport Market report? Ans. The segments covered in the Water Transport Market report are based on Type, Application, and Region. 2] Which region is expected to hold the highest share in the Water Transport Market? Ans. The Asia Pacific region is expected to hold the highest share in the Water Transport Market. 3] What is the market size of the Water Transport Market by 2029? Ans. The market size of the Water Transport Market by 2029 is expected to reach USD 809.19 Bn. 4] What is the forecast period for the Water Transport Market? Ans. The forecast period for the Water Transport Market is 2023-2029. 5] What was the market size of the Water Transport Market in 2021? Ans. The market size of the Water Transport Market in 2022 was valued at USD 538.16 Bn.
1. Global Water Transport Market Size: Research Methodology 2. Global Water Transport Market Size: Executive Summary 2.1. Market Overview and Definitions 2.1.1. Introduction to Global Water Transport Market Size 2.2. Summary 2.2.1. Key Findings 2.2.2. Recommendations for Investors 2.2.3. Recommendations for Market Leaders 2.2.4. Recommendations for New Market Entry 3. Global Water Transport Market Size: Competitive Analysis 3.1. MMR Competition Matrix 3.1.1. Market Structure by region 3.1.2. Competitive Benchmarking of Key Players 3.2. Consolidation in the Market 3.2.1 M&A by region 3.3. Key Developments by Companies 3.4. Market Drivers 3.5. Market Restraints 3.6. Market Opportunities 3.7. Market Challenges 3.8. Market Dynamics 3.9. PORTERS Five Forces Analysis 3.10. PESTLE 3.11. Regulatory Landscape by region • North America • Europe • Asia Pacific • The Middle East and Africa • South America 3.12. COVID-19 Impact 4. Global Water Transport Market Size Segmentation 4.1. Global Water Transport Market Size, by Type (2022-2029) • High Molecular Weight • Low Molecular Weight 4.2. Global Water Transport Market Size, by Application (2022-2029) • Adhesives • Composites • Coatings 5. North America Water Transport Market (2022-2029) 5.1. North America Water Transport Market Size, by Type (2022-2029) • High Molecular Weight • Low Molecular Weight 5.2. North America Water Transport Market Size, by Application (2022-2029) • Adhesives • Composites • Coatings 5.3. North America Water Transport Market, by Country (2022-2029) • United States • Canada 6. European Water Transport Market (2022-2029) 6.1. European Water Transport Market, by Type (2022-2029) 6.2. European Water Transport Market, by Application (2022-2029) 6.3. European Water Transport Market, by Country (2022-2029) • UK • France • Germany • Italy • Spain • Sweden • Austria • Rest of Europe 7. Asia Pacific Water Transport Market (2022-2029) 7.1. Asia Pacific Water Transport Market, by Type (2022-2029) 7.2. Asia Pacific Water Transport Market, by Application (2022-2029) 7.3. Asia Pacific Water Transport Market, by Country (2022-2029) • China • India • Japan • South Korea • Australia • ASEAN • Rest of APAC 8. Middle East and Africa Water Transport Market (2022-2029) 8.1. Middle East and Africa Water Transport Market, by Type (2022-2029) 8.2. Middle East and Africa Water Transport Market, by Application (2022-2029) 8.3. Middle East and Africa Water Transport Market, by Country (2022-2029) • South Africa • GCC • Egypt • Nigeria • Rest of ME&A 9. South America Water Transport Market (2022-2029) 9.1. South America Water Transport Market, by Type (2022-2029) 9.2. South America Water Transport Market, by Application (2022-2029) 9.3. South America Water Transport Market, by Country (2022-2029) • Brazil • Mexico • Argentina • Rest of South America 10. Company Profile: Key players 10.1. Cargill Incorporated 10.1.1. Company Overview 10.1.2. Financial Overview 10.1.3. Global Presence 10.1.4. Capacity Portfolio 10.1.5. Business Strategy 10.1.6. Recent Developments 10.2 A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S 10.3 China Ocean Shipping Company Limited 10.4 Cargill Incorporated 10.5 CMA CGM S. A. 10.6 Hapag-Lloyd AG 10.7 Nippon Yusen 10.8 Evergreen Marine Corp 10.9 K-Line 10.10 Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. 10.11 Kuehne + Nagel International AG.

About This Report

Report ID 164097
Category Automotive and Transportation
Published Date May 2023
Updated Date