Autonomous Ships Market Expected To Reach US$ 235.73 Bn By 2028

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According to a new market research report published by Acute Market Reports “Autonomous Ships Market (By Type – Partially Autonomous and Fully Autonomous; By Application – Commercial; and Military and Security) – Growth, Future Prospects, and Competitive Landscape, 2020-2028”, the global autonomous ships market was valued US$ 81.02 Bn in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% during the forecast period from 2020 to 2028.

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Market Insights

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 96% of all marine casualties occur due to human errors such as negligence and laxity in assigned duties. The aforementioned factor is quite serious and hence has given rise to the thought of autonomous ships. Autonomous ships are state-of-the-art maritime transport developed to meet competitiveness, safety and sustainability challenges of marine transportation. Autonomous ships are capable of addressing issues related to marine transportation such as human errors, casualty losses, adverse weather conditions and criminal activities. In addition, autonomous ships offer a variety of other merits such as efficient use of space in ship design, better fuel efficiency and reduction in transportation time. Autonomous ships are expected to change the marine transportation by improved optimization of operations and effective resource management.

Autonomous ships are believed to bring technological revolution in the marine industry. The concept of autonomous ships has gained prominence on account of several concerns arising from human operated ships. Human error accounts for more than 70% of the total vessel accidents caused worldwide. Thus, with a view of eliminating losses occurring due to human errors, autonomous ships are estimated to gain profound attention in the following years. Furthermore, maritime patrolling is one of the most crucial operations carried out by the naval forces across the world. With the advent of unmanned surface vessels, governments are now emphasizing on procuring such autonomous ships for defense-related applications. In the current market scenario, the use of autonomous ships has been majorly limited to applications in defense and security. However, the recent trend shows manufacturers, researchers, shipbuilding firms, and technology companies all working in unison to develop first of its kind a semi- and fully autonomous cargo ship using artificial intelligence and analytics. Companies including Yara International and Kongsberg Gruppen are the early entrants in this business segment and are seeking to gain first movers advantage. The overall demand for autonomous ships is estimated to be remarkably driven by the steadily rising expenditure over unmanned systems.

Competitive Insights:

The global autonomous ships market is fairly consolidated with a limited number of autonomous ship manufacturers across the world. Some of the leading providers in the autonomous ships market include Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC, Automated Ships Ltd., Mitsui O.S.K. Lines/Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., ASV Global and Vigor Industrial.

Key Trends:

  • Increasing investments towards testing of fully autonomous ships for commercial applications
  • Rising adoption of autonomous ships in the military and defense sector for applications such as mine counter measures, anti-submarines and maritime security, among others
  • Heavy research and development in the field of autonomous ships and vessels
  • Overall growth of shipping industry due to the growth in global trade


Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the current market trends and dynamics in the autonomous ships market and valuable opportunities for emerging players?
  • Estimated forecast and market projections up to 2029
  • Which segment accounts for the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • Which is the largest regional market for autonomous ships?
  • What is the market trend and dynamics in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa?
  • The worldwide market value of the autonomous ships market in 2019 and 2020
  • Which are the key trends driving the global autonomous ships market growth?
  • Who are the leading service providers in the autonomous ships market worldwide?

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