Global Market Outlook on Marine Logistics

Marine logistics industry has shown a negative trend in 2016, but from 2017, the market was showing an upward trend, growing at approx. 6.9% per annum and is expected to continue this trend until 2022.

Marine logistics is accounted inclusive of various segments, such as logistics service providers, civil suppliers, spares suppliers, engines/machine suppliers, bunker suppliers, other accessorial suppliers, manpower and management suppliers, technical support suppliers and equipment suppliers.

The customer segment of marine logistics ranges from shipping liners, cruise liners, commercial vessels, oil & gas industry, barges, tugs, and security vessels operators, etc.

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Marine Logistics Market Split 2017(E)

  • The market size of marine logistics is estimated to be approx. USD 378 billion

  • The split of market segment does not include bunker supplies

  • The average percentage of marine logistics varies between 2% and 5% of total revenue for global companies

  • As per the industry experts, K&N revenue from marine logistics is estimated to be approx. 500 Millioan USD and GAC is about 50 Million USD in 2016

Marine Logistics Market Trends

Changes in Manufacturing

Global manufacturing networks are changing with companies strategizing to change their factories close to the end user.

  • Some European producers moved their production in ex-CIS countries (Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus) to avoid customs duties
  • Euro Asian Union is planning to replace traditional sea-going routes from Asia to Europe (via Singapore and Suez) cutting the transit time by 2–3 weeks in the near future

Geopolitics, Demographics and Emerging Markets

  • New markets, such as Africa, is expected to grow drastically in the near future. E.g., Mozambique LNG project for instance is considered to be one of the largest oil & gas projects in the world

Climate Change and Green Shipping

Stringent regulation is being implemented to control the environmental issues.

  • Countries in Western Europe, North America, and Australia impose stricter law on sulphur content in fuel, while moving the cargo in these regions

Global Hubs for Marine Logistics

Hubs for Shipping Lines (Spare Parts/Maintenance Supply)

  • Total throughput in different ports was considered to analyze the port activities and maintenance requirement to derive the hubs for spare parts supply
  • Generally, spare parts are manufactured globally. The manufacturers sent the spares to the nearest regional distribution centres, or to their major distributors. It is again sent to the location of spare parts demand
  • The logistics providers keep the inventory of the spares

Cruise Line Services

  • In general, the cruise line industry is strongly consolidated, with three major players, such as Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean International and Star Cruises/Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) taking approx. 90% of the market
  • Carnival owns about 45% of the market with eleven individual cruise line brands, including Carnival Cruise Lines, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, P&O cruises and Princess Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International takes about 21% of market share, and the ownership of five different lines, including Royal Caribbean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Pullmantur Cruises
  • Star/NCL takes approx. 10% of the market with Star Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Orient Line