Global Air Cargo Screening Systems Market - Segmented by Geography (Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific) - Market Forecast and Analysis (2018-2023)
Security checks for cargo shipments were traditionally carried out physically, wherein the canine method was used. However, with a multi-fold increase in air traffic in the recent times, security threats have risen significantly. Hence, it is now mandatory in the United States to screen 100% of the cargo, a trend that is being incorporated in the airports of several major economies. Earlier, there were many systems operating in the market that was incapable of bulk screening. This incapability has boosted the demand for the latest technologies of screening shipments.
The modern screening methods of today are proficient and powerful in screening high volumes of cargo, thus, boosting the global air cargo screening systems market. The advancements in the modern IT systems are integral for the development of the modern air-cargo screening system. Important technologies, currently in use, include screening systems, based on Explosive Trace Detection (ETD), X-Ray and Explosive Detection System (EDS) technologies. The global air cargo screening systems market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 5.43%, during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is the largest market for screening systems and is expected to increase its global market share, over the forecast period. Further, the growth in the region owes to the rising cargo traffic and improving infrastructure, especially, in the emerging economies such as India, China and Indonesia. Africa, currently a small region for the market, is anticipated to record higher growth rates (of more than 8%), by 2021, and emerge as an important aviation hub in the future.
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has put forth newer standards and has recommended practices, to ensure that the member nations secure the air cargo supply chain. ICAO has contracted with certain states to build a strong oversight and carry out quality control exercises, in order to guarantee a proficient and powerful execution of security pre-requisites all through the production network, in the individual territories. This collaboration trend has boosted the growth of the air cargo screening systems market and has increased the demand for advanced screening systems.
TECHNOLOGICAL AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS OF KEY PLAYERS
The British cargo screening systems manufacturer, Smiths Detection, acquired Safran, the US-based Morpho Detection Company. The European Commission approved the deal in Jan 2017. The company has landed on a USD 11.8 million contract with the US Department of Defense, to develop a machine that detects chemical explosives. In 2017, the British ministry of defense chose Smiths Detection, to provide screening systems. The equipment supplied by the company includes: ScanTrailer 100100V-2, a mobile X-Ray inspection system HI-SCAN 145180-2, a dual-view X-Ray cargo inspecting equipment IONSCAN 600 trace detectors CEIA PMD2PLUS, a walk through metal detector Millimeter-wave eqo scanners for screening people With advancements in the screening systems and standards issued by ICAO, several manufacturers are designing their products in accordance with the regulations.
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