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Global Automated Container Terminal Market 2017-2021

Global Automated Container Terminal Market 2017-2021

About Automated Container Terminal

Automated container terminals use container handling equipment that requires no human interaction and can be operated using hardware, software, and terminal operating systems (TOS). The first container terminal with full automation features became operational two decades ago. The initial automated container terminal was in the Netherlands, (ECT Delta). The container terminals are built with automated stacking cranes (ASCs) and some terminals use automated guided vehicle (AGV).

In the modern global economy, marine container terminals play a critical role in the international supply chain. To improve efficiency and reliability, operators are turning to automation both in terms of hardware and software. Operating an automated container terminal requires the integration of multiple sophisticated hardware and software systems. APAC countries, such as Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and EMEA countries like Qatar, Morocco, Oman, Norway, and Sweden, are undergoing a wave of infrastructure development and construction activities. Countries from the Americas, such as US, Brazil, Argentina, and Canada, are in the process of expanding port terminals and looking to upgrade and switch on to automation, either fully or partially. greenfield and brownfield projects will encourage the growth of the container terminal industry in these countries, and may incentivize the scope of automation projects. Such automation will improve operations through modern instrumentation solutions. We note that implementing automation and related software solutions should boost demand for industrial automation solutions, such as terminal automation systems.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automated container terminal market to grow at a CAGR of 25%% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automated container terminal market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of automated container terminal.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automated Container Terminal Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

key vendors
  • ABB
  • CARGOTEC
  • Konecranes
  • ZPMC
Other prominent vendors
  • Infyz
Market driver
  • Increase in productivity of terminals and minimized integration risk in hardware and software
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Steep hurdles in achieving productivity targets
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Widened scope for greenfield and brownfield container terminal projects
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global automated container terminal market
      • Table Global automated container terminal market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by degree of automation
    • Global automated container terminal market by degree of automation
      • Table Segmentation of global automated container terminal market by degree of automation 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global fully automated container terminal market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global semi-automated container terminal market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global automated container terminal market by geography
      • Table Segmentation of global automated container terminal market by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table Key leading countries by region
    • Automated container terminal market in APAC
      • Table Automated container terminal market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automated container terminal market in EMEA
      • Table Automated container terminal market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Automated container terminal market in Americas
      • Table Automated container terminal market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Growing adoption of automated terminal operating systems and software
    • Rising need for automation in container terminals
    • Reduction in environmental and societal impacts
    • Increase in productivity of terminals
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Complexity and high cost involved in automation upgrades
    • Steep hurdles in achieving productivity targets
    • Unprecedented challenges faced by mega ships
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing number of new terminals with the adoption of automation
    • Increasing adoption of automation in equipment handling systems
    • Widened scope for greenfield and brownfield container terminal projects
  • Vendor Landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Prominent vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • ABB
    • CARGOTEC
    • Konecranes
    • ZPMC
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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