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The global maritime security market size was valued at USD 20,554.2 million in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% from 2022 to 2030. The rising incidents of sea crimes is expected to boost the growth of the market during the upcoming period. Moreover, the growth of this market is supported by the increasing presence of warships in this region. This trend is also influenced by the increasing investments made by different countries in Asia Pacific, such as Vietnam and Japan. Furthermore, increasing focus of major vendors on developing subscription-based models to cater to the needs of the market is also driving the market growth.

Global Maritime Security Market: Regional Insights

North America among regions is anticipated to witness a strong share in the global maritime security market over the forecast period. Maritime safety services and solutions are highly effective in many of the verticals and organizations. This is owing to rise in deed for providing advanced and superior technology for the purpose of detecting different hazards as well as communication with all the officials in the maritime sector. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation data, the maritime trade in the United States was more than 40% of the overall international freight trade. Thus, the demand for maritime security solutions is high in the region, which in turn is driving the market growth.

Asia Pacific is also expected to show strong growth in the global maritime security market during the forecast period. This growth is attributed to increased adoption of maritime safety services and solutions, and high rate of maritime trade in the region. According to the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2020, Asia Pacific accounted for 76% of the total maritime trade loaded and unloaded in emerging regions. Thus, the region is likely to witness significant growth in the market in the coming years.

Figure 1. Global Maritime Security Market Share (%), by Region, 2021

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Global Maritime Security Market Drivers:

The rise in count of seaports across the globe to augment the market growth

One of the major factors expected to boost the market growth in increase in number of seaports all over the world. Port infrastructure in recent years has become highly important for the global economy and in last few decades there has been a significant expansion in these infrastructures. Due to the rise in cargo movements, the demand for high port capacity will increase in the future, which will then need additional port space. Thus, the seaport number continues to grow around the world. This is further expected to create the need for maritime security services and solutions, which in turn will drive the market growth.

Growing terrorism and illegal activities along with increase in territorial threats to propel the market growth

The use of maritime transport has increased in recent times, as the world trade continues to grow. As per the International Maritime Organization (IMO), trade through seas accounts for more than 90% of all the global trade. Thus, due to growing use of maritime transport, there is a growth in activities such as illegal immigration, smuggling of prohibited substances, and attacks on coastal regions and ports. Such situations create strong demand for maritime security services and solutions. Thus, these factors are likely to propel the market growth in the near future.

Global Maritime Security Market Opportunities:

Increasing demand for global freight around the world is creating opportunities for market players in the global maritime security market. Due to the demand for global freight, the need for better transportation as well as better port infrastructure also increases, which in turn creates the demand for better solutions of maritime security across the globe. Incidentally, technological development in the industry along with their successful integration with preexisting technology is creating several growth opportunities in the market.

Rise in digitalization in maritime sector is also expected to present several growth opportunities in the market. The growing digitalization in maritime is driven by the adoption of cybersecurty, the interoperable collaborative trade process that are set by key shipping ports and lines, international programs and regulations, the emergence of disruptive trade execution platforms, and the Covid-19 leading to paperless trade. These factors are driving the adoption of maritime security solutions and services, which is creating multiple opportunities in the market.

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Maritime Security Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 20,554.2 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 10.2% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 49,165.3 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Technology: Screening and Scanning, Communications, Surveillance and Tracking Detectors, and Other Technologies
  • By Type: Port and Critical Infrastructure Security, Vessel Security, and Coastal Surveillance
Companies covered:

Leidos Holdings Inc., SAAB AB, Nuctech Company Limited, Thales Group, OSI Systems Inc., Leonardo SpA, Smiths Group PLC, Elbit Systems Ltd., Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Airbus SE, Westminster Group PLC, BAE Systems PLC, and Terma AS.

Growth Drivers:
  • The rise in count of seaports across the globe 
  • Growing terrorism and illegal activities along with increase in territorial threats
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Rise in concerns regarding piracy    
  • High costs involved in maritime security systems

Global Maritime Security Market Trends:

Rise in technological development in port security is a major trend

The emerging technologies in port security are focusing on designing security systems that leverage custom electronics such as multi-sensor cameras for conducting constant surveillance across the port. The adoption of automated and camera-equipped surveillance towers in the coastal regions has increased for enhancing the surveillance capabilities. Moreover, the popularity and importance of sophisticated vessel tracking technologies such as AIS (Automatic Identification Systems) is also growing in maritime sector, however they can be manipulated or spoofed in congested seas, which is why novel satellite technologies may bring advanced security and visibility to the seas.

Adoption of machine learning in maritime security is a recent trend in the market

The use of machine learning for combining satellite data, vessel activities, ship ownership, and more can aid in discerning whenever operation of a vessel is indicating that it could facilitate carrying out business lawfully or evasion of sanctions. Machine learning will help in identifying vessels that could be trafficking people, drugs, or arms, or are engaged in illegal fishing. Thus, market players are focusing on use of machine learning to develop novel technologies that would enhance maritime security solutions and services.

Global Maritime Security Market Restraints:

Rise in concerns regarding piracy to hinder the market pace

In past few years, the pirate attacks on vessels have increased, mostly in West African marine routes. However, the routes such as the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden with lower rates of pirate attacks are longer and require more fuel. This additional cost of fuel has to be supported by customers. For this maritime safety has to be intensified in regions with high risk of piracy. At the moment, a global database on maritime piracy is being developed and some of the maritime security solutions and technologies are capable of analyzing piracy networks.

High costs involved in maritime security systems to obstruct the market growth

High cost is one of the major factors expected to hinder growth of the global maritime security market over the forecast period. The players functioning in the maritime industry operate under smaller margins of profit, as the shipping rates continue to be under significant pressure. The International Maritime Organization established the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) in 2004. These are mandatory security measures aiming enhancement of the security of port facilities and ships. However, there are concerns in the industry regarding the financial and commercial consequences of these measures such as high implementation costs, delays in transportation and route deviations.  

Figure 2. Global Maritime Security Market (%), by Segment Type, 2021

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Global Maritime Security Market Segmentation:

The global maritime security market report is segmented into Technology, Type, and Region.

Based on Technology, the market is segmented into Screening and Scanning, Communications Surveillance and Tracking Detectors, and Other Technologies. Out of which, Screening and Scanning is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the rise technological development leading to growing adoption. Screening and scanning are one of the major elements of maritime security, specifically for seaport security. With increasing technological advancements, novel solutions of screening and scanning are being introduced in the market. This in turn is driving growth of this segment.

Communications segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to the demand for communication security solutions in maritime industry. Ports have lot of information demands and needs that if catered can offer optimal operational processes. Such information demands and needs are creating strong demand for communication solutions in maritime industry.

Based on Type, the market is segmented into Port and Critical Infrastructure Security, Vessel Security, and Coastal Surveillance. Out of which, Port and Critical Infrastructure is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the increasing adoption from defense and commercial end-users for safeguarding the ports against a potential infiltration or attack, further creating the demand for advanced security systems at existing as well as new ports.

Vessel Security segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to the increase in rate of connected operations between offshore and onshore systems, cyber-attacks that target marine OT systems span in the threat spectrum. Due to this, the demand for vessel security systems is growing in the industry, which in turn is driving growth of the market.

Global Maritime Security Market: Key Developments

In April 2021, Leonardo Spa, announced the acquisition of 30% stake of GEM Elettronica, a manufacturing company of small and medium-sized 3D radars, inertial systems for navigation, electro-optical sensors, and coastal, maritime, and airport surveillance.

In March 2021, Terma announced that it has opened a new office PT Terma Technologies Indonesia in Indonesia, for pursuing business opportunities in defense, aerospace and security sector.

In November 2020, Bharat Electronics Ltd. entered into an agreement with Terma for providing SCANTER 2001 radars as a part of Phase II of the coastal surveillance system venture for the Indian Coast Guard.

In July 2020, Airbus SE, announced that, the French authorities renewed their contract with Airbus for the maintenance of SPATIONAV, the French Coastal Surveillance System, which was developed by Airbus and which is based on the STYRIS Coastal Surveillance System. (CSS)

In February 2020, Bharat Electronics added five commands and control centers and 38 radar stations on the coastline for improving the maritime security for the Indian coast guard.

Global Maritime Security Market: Key Companies Insights

The global maritime security market is highly competitive. This is attributed to continuous launch of new technologies due to ongoing R &D and efforts by value chain participants. Moreover, key players are adopting various business growth strategies in order to expand their presence on regional as well as global basis.

Some of the key players in the global maritime security market are Leidos Holdings Inc., SAAB AB, Nuctech Company Limited, Thales Group, OSI Systems Inc., Leonardo SpA, Smiths Group PLC, Elbit Systems Ltd., Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Airbus SE, Westminster Group PLC, BAE Systems PLC, and Terma AS.

*Definition:

Maritime Security is an industry that focuses on protecting the shipping infrastructure from the various hazards and threats that are posed by the sea. The concept of maritime security is broad and encompasses a variety of threats. These include illegal fishing and pollution. Along with these threats, the oceans also carry a growing threat of human trafficking.

The maritime industry faces numerous threats beyond the natural perils of the sea. These include criminals and illegal immigration. It is essential to be vigilant and implement a proper maritime security strategy. With advances in technology, it is possible to identify weak spots and minimize vulnerabilities.

Maritime security solutions protect shipping and transport enterprises from a range of maritime threats, such as piracy, illegal seaborne immigration, and transnational crimes. These solutions also strengthen traditional relations between countries by protecting their trading relationships with other nations.

Market Dynamics:

Due to the increasing number of attacks on port facilities, port authorities are investing in maritime security solutions in order to protect their facilities, and this is expected to fuel growth of the global maritime security market over the forecast period.

However, factors such as increasing criminal activities, and lack of uniform standards for implementing security solutions in maritime industry are likely to impede growth of the global maritime security market during the forecast period.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global maritime security market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global maritime security market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Leidos Holdings Inc., SAAB AB, Nuctech Company Limited, Thales Group, OSI Systems Inc., Leonardo SpA, Smiths Group PLC, Elbit Systems Ltd., Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Airbus SE, Westminster Group PLC, BAE Systems PLC, and Terma AS.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global maritime security market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global maritime security market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Maritime Security Market, By Technology:
    • Screening and Scanning
    • Communications
    • Surveillance and Tracking Detectors
    • Other Technologies
  • Global Maritime Security Market, By Type:
    • Port and Critical Infrastructure Security
    • Vessel Security
    • Coastal Surveillance
  • Global Maritime Security Market, By Geography
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Company Profiles:
    • SAAB AB
    • Thales Group
    • Leonardo SpA
    • Elbit Systems Ltd
    • Airbus SE
    • BAE Systems PLC
    • Terma AS
    • Westminster Group PLC
    • Kongsberg Gruppen ASA
    • Smiths Group PLC
    • OSI Systems Inc.
    • Nuctech Company Limited
    • Leidos Holdings Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global maritime security market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 20,554.2 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.2% between 2022 and 2030.
The rise in count of seaports across the globe and growing terrorism and illegal activities along with increase in territorial threats are fuelling the market.
The type segment is the leading component segment in the market.
Rise in concerns regarding piracy and high costs involved in maritime security systems are the major factors restraining market.
Leidos Holdings Inc., SAAB AB, Nuctech Company Limited, Thales Group, OSI Systems Inc., Leonardo SpA, Smiths Group PLC, Elbit Systems Ltd., Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, Airbus SE, Westminster Group PLC, BAE Systems PLC, and Terma AS.

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