Report Description

Europe smart ports market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 10% during the forecast period. The existing ports in Europe are no longer able to compete on size and a strong need to shift towards smart operations is required thereby driving the market during forecast year. Additionally, faster delivery speeds and lower costs of these ports is further propelling the market in the region.

The Europe smart ports market is segmented based on element, throughput capacity, technology, company and country. Based on element, the market can be categorized into terminal automation & cargo handling, port community system, traffic management system, smart port infrastructure and smart safety & security. The smart port infrastructure segment is expected to witness substantial growth during forecast period since infrastructure allows automating a port's operations completely. Based on technology, the market can be fragmented into process automation, IoT, artificial intelligence and blockchain. IoT is expected to dominate the market during forecast period owing to its better traceability, efficiency. IoT has helped the shipping industry to develop a better business model through the inclusion of subscriptions, apps, among others. 

Major players operating in the smart ports market include IBM Corporation, ABB Ltd., Royal Haskoning, Trelleborg AB, Port of Rotterdam, Accenture Port Solutions, Cisco IoT Solutions and others. The companies are developing advanced technologies to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive strategies include mergers & acquisitions and new product developments.  

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2014-2017

Base Year: 2018

Estimated Year: 2019

Forecast Period: 2020–2024

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyze and forecast the market size of Europe smart ports market.
  • To classify and forecast Europe smart ports market based on element, throughput capacity, technology, company and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for Europe smart ports market.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new services, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in Europe smart ports market.
  • To conduct pricing analysis for Europe smart ports market.
  • To identify and analyze the profile of leading players operating in Europe smart ports market.

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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of service providers across the region. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the service providers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analyzed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major players across the region.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of Europe smart ports market using a bottom-up approach, wherein data for various end-user segments was recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analyzing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company websites, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also studied by TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Smart ports service providers
  • Government bodies such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Organizations, forums and alliances related to smart ports
  • Market research and consulting firms

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as service providers, partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Europe smart ports market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Market, By Element:
    • Terminal Automation & Cargo Handling
    • Port Community System
    • Traffic Management System
    • Smart Port Infrastructure
    • Smart Safety & Security
  • Market, By Throughput Capacity:
    • Extensively Busy
    • Moderately Busy
    • Scarcely Busy
  • Market, By Technology:
    • Process Automation
    • IoT
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Blockchain

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in Europe smart ports market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).
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Table of content

1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Executive Summary

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Europe Smart Ports Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1. By Value

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1. By Element (Terminal Automation & Cargo Handling, Port Community System, Traffic Management System, Smart Port Infrastructure, Smart Safety & Security)

5.2.2. By Throughput Capacity (Extensively Busy, Moderately Busy, Scarcely Busy)

5.2.3. By Technology (Process Automation, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain)

5.2.4. By Country

5.2.5. By Company (2018)

5.3.  Market Attractiveness Index

6.    Extensively Busy Smart Ports Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1. By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1. By Element

6.2.2. By Technology

7.    Moderately Busy Smart Ports Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1. By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1. By Element

7.2.2. By Technology

8.    Scarcely Busy Smart Ports Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1. By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1. By Element

8.2.2. By Technology

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.  Drivers

9.2.  Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  Competitive Landscape

11.1.              Competition Outlook

11.2.              Global Players Profiled (Leading Companies)

11.2.1.   IBM Corporation

11.2.2.   ABB Ltd.

11.2.3.   Royal Haskoning

11.2.4.   Trelleborg AB

11.2.5.   Port of Rotterdam

11.2.6.   Accenture Port Solutions

11.2.7.   Cisco IoT Solutions

12.  Strategic Recommendations

13.  About Us & Disclamer

 (Note: The companies list can be customized based on the client requirements.)

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Sakshi Bajaal

Business Consultant
Press Release

Blockchain to Register Highest Growth in Europe Smart Ports Market During Forecast Period

Nov, 2019

Growing government support initiatives toward smart infrastructure is anticipated to drive growth of Europe smart ports market through 2024