Shipbuilding Market

Global Shipbuilding Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Type, By End Use, By Regional Outlook, Strategy, Challenges and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-7717 Publication Date: February-2022 Number of Pages: 178
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Market Report Description

The Global Shipbuilding Market size is expected to reach $ 176.1 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 3.4% CAGR during the forecast period.

Shipbuilding is the process of constructing floating vessels such as ships. Usually, there is a separate area designed for this activity called a shipyard. Shipbuilders are known by the name of shipwrights. All the vessels presently floating in the oceans are designed and constructed by the shipbuilding sector. Major factors responsible for the growth of the shipbuilding market are seaborne trade, rising demand for cargo transportation, increasing agreements related to trade, advanced technologies adopted by the marine vessel engines, and automation facilities in marine vessels.

Various warships like submarines and amphibious assault ships are designed by the shipbuilding industry in order to protect the coastal boundaries of the countries. Submarines are designed in such a manner that enables them to travel and carry weapons under the water. Submarines are capable of attacking enemy ships. A submarine can stay underwater for around six months.

The main advantage of maritime transport is that it can ship all types of goods. It can carry heavy goods which aircrafts cannot carry. Various machines, automobiles, industrial parts are some goods transported with the help of maritime transport. Also, the other special warships such as command ships, mine countermeasure ships, oceanographic ships, surveillance ships, sea fighters, and amphibious assault ships are designed by the shipbuilding sector for serving the naval defense forces of the world.

Shipbuilding Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The widespread COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the downfall of the economies of various countries. Strict regulations over import and export and the imposition of lockdown to curb the effects of COVID-19 has hampered the supply chains of majorly all the sectors. The shipbuilding market has also witnessed huge loss due to this pandemic.

Moreover, the pandemic has also negatively affected the establishment of new shipyards, conversion, and repairs projects. This pandemic also has forced many companies in this sector to stop their operations due to less demand in the market. For example, due to this pandemic, Irving shipbuilding has issued a notice which resulted in the shutdown of Halifax shipyard for a few weeks.

Market Growth Factors:

Technological Advancements

The rising development of the latest technologies in the shipbuilding sector is likely to result in the growth of the shipbuilding market. The major issue of the shipping industry is the communication gap. The role of shipyards is to enhance the efficiency of the transportation sector by reducing the time taken for the delivery of goods over the seas. But they face many issues due to different time zones and not having control over necessary information due to lack of proper communication facilities.

Increasing investment in Naval defense

The safety and security of the country is the major concern of the ruling government of all the countries due to which the government prefers to invest more in the defense sector in terms of money and manpower. Moreover, the coastal regions are the most sensitive areas of any country as it is difficult to judge the unexpected movement in the water and thus have more chances of attacks from the enemies and thus there is a need to have proper defense facilities in the coastal regions.

Marketing Restraining Factor:

Harmful for environment

The governments, as well as the public, are concerned about continuous environmental changes taking place all over the globe. The major contributors to these increasing climate changes and global warming are the various activities performed by the industrial sector. The shipbuilding industry is one of the pollution-causing industries. Similar to all other modes of transportation, ships also release carbon dioxide due to the use of fossil fuels.

Shipbuilding Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

Type Outlook

On the basis of type, the shipbuilding market is segmented into oil tankers, bulk carriers, general cargo ships, container ships and passenger ships. In 2020, the Bulk carrier segment dominated the shipbuilding market with the largest market share. Bulk carriers are the merchant ships mainly developed to transport bulk amounts of unpacked cargo, like coal, ore, cement, steel coils, grains. These ships can be abrasive as well as dense. These kinds of ships are designed to increase capacity, durability, and efficiency.

End Use Outlook

Based on end-use, the shipbuilding market is classified into transport and military. In 2020, the transport segment has dominated the shipbuilding market by acquiring the maximum revenue share. Ships are widely used for transportation of various commodities from large machines to even oil, and passengers also. This mode of transportation is widely being used since the last couple of years. Transportation through water is cheaper as compared to that of air, exempting the changing exchange rates and the currency adjustment factor which means the fee imposed on the carrier companies.

Shipbuilding Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 141.7 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 176.1 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 3.4% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 178
Number of Tables 283
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Type, End Use, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Technological Advancements
  • Increasing investment in Naval defense
  • Harmful for environment

Regional Outlook

Region-wise, the shipbuilding market is analyzed in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA. In 2020, Asia-Pacific dominated the shipbuilding market by generating maximum revenue. The rising development in the regional seaborne transportation and naval shipbuilding sector in the region is expected to support the shipbuilding industry. Countries such as China, Japan, and Korea are the major contributors to the shipbuilding market in the region.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Shipbuilding Market size to reach USD 176.1 Billion by 2027

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Shipbuilding Market Competition Analysis

Shipbuilding Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2027

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Partnerships. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; General Dynamics Corporation is the major forerunner in the Shipbuilding Market. Companies such as Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Damen Shipyards Group are some of the key innovators in the Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group), Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., BAE Systems PLC, Damen Shipyards Group, China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Fincantieri S.p.A (CDP Industria S.p.A.), Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd., General Dynamics Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Shipbuilding Market

» Partnerships, Collaborations and Agreements:

  • Nov-2021: Samsung Heavy Industries collaborated with Microsoft Korea, a computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services providing company. Under this collaboration, Microsoft would provide cloud computing service Azure, artificial intelligence, group chat software Teams, and metaverse technologies to Samsung. The company aimed to build up a collaboration system among every shipbuilding sector in its shipyard.
  • Aug-2021: China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) came into an agreement with Shanghai municipal government. This agreement aimed to strengthen the development of high-end industries and advanced resources in Shanghai and enhance the development of the marine equipment industry along with the improvement of the industrial chain and supply chain.
  • Jul-2021: Samsung Heavy Industries entered into a partnership with Dae Sun, a compatriot midsize shipbuilder. Under this partnership, Samsung Heavily would share SVESSEL, a smart ship system, with Dae Sun. Through this partnership, the companies aimed to boost technology exchange in smart and eco-friendly ships and help shipbuilders gain a competitive advantage in the midsized shipbuilding market.
  • Jun-2021: Samsung Heavy Industries partnered with Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), a national nuclear research institute in the Republic of Korea. Through this partnership, the entities aimed to design molten salt reactors to power ships and market offshore power plants, and plan to build nuclear-powered merchant ships.
  • Mar-2021: Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) came into partnership with Korean Register (KR), a not-for-profit classification society offering verification and certification services for ships and marine structures. Under this partnership, the companies aimed to design the world's first hydrogen vessel standard. In addition, companies signed an MOU on establishing safety design regulations with the hydrogen ships, reported Business Korea.
  • Oct-2020: Fincantieri entered into a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), India’s state-owned shipbuilder. This MoU aimed to improve Fincantieri’s presence in the country by providing momentum to a long-term partnership with CSL which has facilities on the East as well as West coast of India.
  • Jun-2020: General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) entered into a contract with AECOM, the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm in Los Angeles, California. Under the contract, the companies would construct a facility to support the construction of the U.S. Navy's future class of ballistic-missile submarines (SSBN) and to accomplish the construction of the South Yard Assembly Building (SYAB), the centerpiece of the largest facility expansion at the company’s Groton shipyard in last 50 years.
  • Feb-2020: Technical Solutions business, a business of Huntington Ingalls Industries signed an agreement with Titan Acquisition Holdings, a company comprised of Vigor Industrial and MHI Holdings. Under this agreement, Technical Solutions would contribute its San Diego Shipyard to Titan. This agreement would expand Titan’s ship repair and complex fabrication business with critical mass, augment, and strategically located facilities in Norfolk; San Diego; Seattle; Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, Washington; and Ketchikan, Alaska.

» Product Launches and Product Expansions:

  • May-2021: Damen introduced its new product, Crane Barge 7532. By this launch, the yard would make the end preparations for its coming journey to Huisman’s Chinese yard in Fujian Province. The company took time to know the exact water depth required to perform the triumphant launch of the barge.
  • May-2021: Damen Yichang Shipyard unveiled RoPax 6716 into the water. Port Authority of Timor-Leste (APORTIL) would operate the vessel between Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave, and the Ataúro island, carrying up to 308 passengers, vehicles, and cargo. In addition, this ferry would enhance access to trade, employment, and education.
  • Mar-2020: Huntington Ingalls Industries introduced Fort Lauderdale, an amphibious transport dock ship. The San Antonio class is the advanced addition in the Navy’s 21st-century amphibious assault force. By this launch, the company aimed to embark and land Marines, wherein their equipment and supplies ashore through air cushion or conventional landing craft and amphibious assault vehicles, amplified by helicopters or vertical takeoff and landing aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Type

  • Bulk Carriers
  • Oil Tankers
  • Container Ships
  • General Cargo Ships
  • Passenger Ships and
  • Others

By End Use

  • Transport and
  • Military

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.
  • Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group)
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Damen Shipyards Group
  • China State Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Fincantieri S.p.A (CDP Industria S.p.A.)
  • Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The Shipbuilding market size is projected to reach USD 176.1 billion by 2027.

Increasing investment in Naval defense are driving the market in coming years, however, harmful for environment limited the growth of the market.

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc., Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Samsung Group), Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., BAE Systems PLC, Damen Shipyards Group, China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Fincantieri S.p.A (CDP Industria S.p.A.), Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd., General Dynamics Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.

The Military market shows high growth rate of 5.5% during (2021 - 2027).

The Asia Pacific market is the fastest growing region in the Global Shipbuilding Market by Region 2020, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2027.



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