Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 4,199.8 Mn by 2030.
Global Air cargo Screening Systems are the equipment for viewing parcels shipped through flights. These systems secure containers against incoming materials such as drugs and explosives and offer high-level security for cargo. These systems allow screening and identification of parcels containing chemicals and other liquid substances, as some chemicals can be hazardous to passengers. Furthermore, air cargo security and screening systems are typically used to detect threats, explosives, weapons, knives, narcotics, firearms, and contraband. Various systems are used in air cargo security such as narcotics detectors, explosives detection systems, and non-computed tomography.
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market: Regional Insights North America region dominated the global air cargo screening system market in 2022, accounting for a 34.7% share in terms of value, followed by Europe, and Asia Pacific respectively. The industry is benefiting from growing demand for technologically advanced solutions that offer high quality, functionality, and affordable pricing. Market players are incorporating the latest technologies into their products.
Figure 1. Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market Share (%), By Region, 2022
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market- Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Globally, most countries were affected by COVID-19 and had implemented lockdowns. COVID-19 has significantly disrupted almost all industries including electronics & semiconductors, automotive, manufacturing, media & entertainment, and others. The Covid-19 pandemic affected the Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market negatively. It led to a global shortage of chipsets and supply chain disruption. Certain companies in the market have commenced operations again, and they are encountering difficulties in swiftly ramping up production capacity while also recovering from the previous setbacks caused by the temporary halt in manufacturing activities. COVID-19 has a significant impact on the supply side as well as the demand side of the semiconductors industry. Slowdown in production by set-top box manufacturers due to the COVID-19 crisis resulted in demand variation for a set air cargo screening system.
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market- Drivers
Growing adoption of advanced screening technologies
The increasing security threats have led to the adoption of advanced technology-based equipment like non-computed tomography and transmission X-ray. Governments worldwide are implementing technology-based screening at airports to enhance air cargo security. These technologies enable the detection of explosives regardless of size or quantity and can also identify chemical compositions and potential risks. Consequently, the global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market is expected to grow as the use of advanced screening technologies expands
Advancements in Screening Technologies
The continuous advancements in screening technologies, such as X-ray scanners, explosive trace detectors, and advanced imaging systems, have increased the efficiency and accuracy of cargo screening processes
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market- Opportunities
Separate cargo terminals offer significant growth opportunities for market players
Governments in various countries are collaborating with airlines and airport authorities to establish dedicated terminals equipped with air cargo screening technology. This enables efficient threat detection and time-saving during cargo shipping. Furthermore, having separate air cargo terminals reduces risks to passengers in case of bomb threats or chemical explosions. It also allows companies to expedite the transportation of goods by scanning cargo immediately upon arrival at the terminal. These factors present lucrative growth opportunities
For instance, in May 2023, ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) organized a course. This course aims to provide national auditors with basic theoretical and practical knowledge of cargo supply chain security and audit/inspection techniques applied to cargo and mail security. It comprises several theoretical modules covering an overview of the cargo supply chain, and the key threats and security measures applied to address such threats, including screening and protection of cargo. The theoretical part was complemented by several classroom activities and a practical exercise at the premises of a regulated agent to review best practices for inspecting cargo and mail security.
Adoption of Advanced Screening Technologies
The continuous evolution of screening technologies, such as AI-powered scanning, multi-view X-ray, and millimeter-wave scanning, presents an opportunity for manufacturers to develop and offer cutting-edge screening systems with enhanced accuracy and efficiency.
Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market Report Coverage
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2023:||US$ 2,475.2 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2018 to 2021||Forecast Period:||2023 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||7.8%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 4,199.8 Mn|
L-3 Communications Security & detection system, American Science and Engineering, Inc., Smiths Detection., Nuctech Company, Safran Identity and Security SAS, Gilardoni S.P.A, Implant Sciences Corporation, Rapiscan System, and Costruzioni Elettroniche Industriali Automatismi S.p.A, and Others
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Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market- Trends
Rapid Integration of X-ray Technology
The Rising Adoption of X-ray Technology for Cargo Screening by Airport Security Authorities. Numerous companies now offer X-ray detection technology as part of their security solutions, enabling the screening of baggage, luggage, personal belongings, large cargo, and parcels. These versatile X-ray systems come in different sizes, ranging from compact machines for mail screening to medium-sized units for cargo screening, and large-scale machines for cargo containers. This advanced technology enhances image quality and supports multi-view display, providing users with a range of benefits.
High adoption of advanced screening systems is another major trend in the market
The global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market is experiencing significant growth due to the rising demand for secure and efficient screening processes in the air cargo industry. This demand is driven by factors such as increasing international trade, e-commerce growth, and the need to comply with stringent security regulations.
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market- Restraints
Technical Challenges Impede Growth of Global Cargo Security & Screening Market
Airport authorities are adopting expensive cargo security screening systems customized to the size of the cargo, with smaller machines required for lower cargo volumes. However, bulk screening presents a significant challenge, as it requires screening smaller loads or single cargoes at a time, resulting in time-consuming and laborious processes. The availability of only small and medium cargo screening systems further compounds this issue. Additionally, the inability of screening systems to handle multiple cargo loads poses challenges for airport authorities and businesses, leading to delays in cargo delivery. These factors are projected to impede market growth in the coming years.
Cost Barrier Hinders Growth of Global Air Cargo Security & Screening Systems Market
Expensive, technologically advanced screening equipment with infrequent updates poses a significant financial burden on airlines and airport authorities. Limited budgets of smaller airlines discourage investments in air cargo security and screening systems, leading to increased threat risks. These factors are anticipated to impede market growth in the foreseeable future.
Figure 2: Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market Share (%), By Technology, 2022
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market- Segmentation
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market report is segmented into the size of screening system, technology, application, and region.
By Size of Screening System: Screening Systems for Small Parcel, Screening systems for break & pallet cargo, screening systems for oversized cargo
By Technology: Narcotics Trace Detectors, Non-computed Tomography, Explosives detection systems, and others.
By Applications: Narcotics Detection, Metal & Contra Band Detection, and Explosives Detection
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market: Key Developments
Major market players are focusing on product launches, in order to enhance their product portfolio.
For instance, in April 2023, American Science and Engineering (AS&E) is an American manufacturer of advanced X-ray equipment and related technologies made a partnership with the ODYSSEUS project. The goal of the project is to support the safety and integrity of the European space, reducing illegal movements of goods and people across EU borders and protecting the fundamental rights of travelers.
For instance, in June 2023, Nuctech, an advanced security and inspection solution presents innovative security inspection solutions for civil aviation at the ICAO global implementation support symposium.
In April 2022, CEIA, an Industrial Company focused on the design and manufacturing of Electromagnetic Inspection Systems and Induction Heating Systems is relocating to a brand-new company building at Peter-Sander-Str. 37A, 55252 Wiesbaden in the district of Mainz-Kastel. This will include not only spacious showrooms and offices but also sizeable workshops, training and laboratory areas, which will be provided with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance customer service.
In June 2023, ECAC’s (European Civil Aviation Conference) aviation security activities included in the ECAC Risk Register, the status of implementation of tasks in the work programs of ECAC’s task forces and study groups, and priorities for the 2025-2027 work program featured high on the agenda of the latest Security Programme Management Group meeting. The group also exchanged ideas and possible options to streamline procedures for developing performance standards and testing methodologies for security equipment and to further increase the efficiency of the ECAC Common Evaluation Process (CEP) of security equipment for the benefit of Member States and all stakeholders using data produced by the CEP. Discussions will continue during the summer and sets of proposals will be developed for further consideration by the Directors General.
In April 2023, Gilardoni a leading manufacturer of X-ray and ultrasound equipment production and distribution for security, medical and non-destructive testing, hosted by a South Korean partner IRE S&C at SECON 2023 for the official launch of ARGO: the new generation of Gilardoni X-ray machines baggage, mail and parcels controls and for security in any sensitive area.
Global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market: Key Companies Insights
Major players operating in the global Air Cargo Security And Screening System Market include L-3 Communications Security & detection system, American Science and Engineering, Inc., Smiths Detection., Nuctech Company, Safran Identity and Security SAS, Gilardoni S.P.A, Implant Sciences Corporation, Rapiscan System, and Costruzioni Elettroniche Industriali Automatismi S.p.A, and Others.
Definition: Air cargo screening systems are deployed at certain checkpoints in the airport to detect explosives and contraband hidden in cargo. These systems help security agencies secure the airport infrastructure against safety violations while ensuring the smooth functioning of the global supply chain, which boosts the country's economic prospects through aviation services. The market is segmented by technology (explosive detection systems, explosive trace detection systems, metal detection systems, non-computed tomography (non-CT) transmission x-ray devices), airport terminal type (international and domestic), and geography.
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