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Global Container Handling Equipment Market Research Report – Segmented By Type (ASC, STS, MHC, RTG, RMG, EMPTY and Laden FLT, Straddle Carrier, Reach Stacker, Terminal Tractor), Tonnage (<10 T, 10–40 T, 41–70 T, 71–100 T), Propulsion, Engine Capacity, Power Output, and Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa) and – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2022 – 2027)

Published: January, 2022
ID: 8172
Pages: 175
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Container Handling Equipment Market Size, Share (2022 – 2027)

The size of Global container Handling Equipment Market size was valued at 6 billion USD in 2021, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecasted period of 2022 to 2027. the valuation of the industry will be 8.7 billion USD. The growth is attributed to the constantly increasing containerized trade, coupled with the rising trend of port automation. 

As indicated by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the volume of world sea exchange has arrived at 10 billion tons, which included dry load fares and imports, including mass merchandise and containerized exchange. The expanding holder exchange, combined with the expanding pattern of port computerization to satisfy developing needs, has prompted the proposition for mechanized container handling equipment, which is driving interest for container handling equipment around the world.

Also, to satisfy severe emanation guidelines, more vitality proficient equipment with low or zero outflows is requested, which would help the electric and hybrid market during the estimated time frame.

Container Handling Equipment Market

Market Overview:

Container handling equipment can be of different types, where the most common are trucks, cranes, and forklifts. Container handling equipment is widely used in air cargo terminals, logistics stations, seaports, etc. for efficient handling of goods. The part of dealing with container cargo on boats and planes is getting basic and requires container handling equipment. With the development of innovation, container handling equipment is additionally mechanized and perceived as a major pattern in the container handling industry.

Quickly developed computerized container handling and lifting innovation zeroed in on cranes handling intermediate stockpiling of containers at the place of work. Also, rising assembling groups, raising computerized security and safety activities, and developing distribution center extension are driving the development of compartments for container handling equipment.

Recent Developments in Container Handling Equipment Industry:

  • In 2020, the Italian household company De’Loghi started using BASF SE’s polyethersulfone (PESU) for their coffee machine. The adoption came after the latter’s plastic product imposed superior properties and high resistance to temperature.
  • Konecranes, a supplier of keen lifting solutions for the port and terminal industry, has dispatched the 11-ton void compartment handler, its most recent expansion to a line of "adaptable forklifts".
  • The Port of Cork has gotten two Liebherr Post-Panamax Ship-to-Shore (STS) compartment cranes at the Cork holder terminal in the Republic of Ireland.




Market Size Available

2021 – 2027

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2027



Segments Covered

By Propulsion Type, By Power Output, By Tonnage Capacity, Equipment Type

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Market Leaders Profiled

Linde PLC, Wartsila, Color, Chart Industries,  Carbon Energy Group



Several goods containers from different industries such as automotive, chemicals and materials, petrochemicals, and consumer goods, are transported every year in various regions including the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Recently, the maximum transportation of containers has been noticed from Asian and Middle East countries.

According to the World Shipping Council, of the top 50 container port terminals in terms of handling million TEU in 2015, around 30 were in Asia and the Middle East. Such a high volume of demand and trade has ignited the demand in the global container handling equipment market.

Container handling equipment is high-powered equipment that ranges from 140 to 550 kW. These devices are used in harsh working conditions. They also require constant monitoring to achieve the desired productivity. In the monitoring of equipment performance, there has been a huge change with the adoption of different technologies.

By increasing the automation associated with this equipment, issues related to safety and security have been eradicated, which provided additional benefits such as real-time information of engine performance, fuel economy, tire pressure, HVAC, and maintenance and services.


The additional capital cost associated with container handling equipment is expected to hamper the growth of the market. Also, when integrated container handling equipment is installed in an industry, failure of any part of the equipment results in downtime of the production system. Furthermore, the high maintenance of the equipment has also become a factor that slows the growth of the market.

Market Challenges:

Innovations and technology have played a major role in giving a new face to the container handling industry. New container handling equipment includes modern technologies, such as touch screen displays, cameras, AI technology, and multiple sensors, to improve productivity and processes.

However, these technologies have made the machines more convoluted. Also, continuous R&D efforts have resulted in products that are highly advanced and capable of handling multiple tasks.

All the steps involved in the designing, production, and distribution of this equipment require huge investments, which is, in turn, need to be brought even by raising the costs of the equipment.

Additionally, the rising focus on cabin comfort and the constantly changing emission norms require equipment manufacturers to enhance their products, which further increases the expenditure. Therefore, the higher cost of container handling equipment may be a hindering factor that will adversely affect the business growth.

Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Propulsion Type:

  • Diesel
  • Electric
  • Hybrid

By Power Output:

  • <150 kW
  • 150-200 kW
  • 201-300 kW
  • >300 kW

By Tonnage Capacity:

  • <10 Tons
  • 10-40 Tons
  • 41-70 Tons
  • 71-100 Tons

By Equipment Type:

  • Automatic Stacking Cranes
  • Empty Container Handling FLT
  • Ship To Shore Cranes
  • Mobile Harbour Cranes
  • Laden Forklift Trucks
  • RMG
  • RTG
  • Straddle Carriers
  • Reach Stackers
  • Terminal Tractors

The automatic Stacking segment accounted for the major share of the market in 2019. The growth in this segment is because of the increasing use of this type of tank as a result of the growing trade i.e., import and export of LNG across the globe and increase in the LNG bunkering facilities. These factors are the main reason to drive the demand for Container Handling Equipment during the forecast period.

Equipment such as RMG, ASC, and ship-to-shore cranes are offered in fully electric versions for container handling applications. RTG and straddle carriers are also available in an electric version along with diesel and hybrid variants. The stringent emission norms from various governments fuel the growth of this market. These rules and regulations for industrial equipment have witnessed non-stop upgrading at the regional level.

As per the European Union EU, the NOx (nitrogen oxide emissions) and Particulate Matter (PM) levels have been reduced by nearly 95% and 97%, respectively from Stage I to Stage V. Also, according to the US EPA norms, NOx, PM, and Carbon di-oxide levels have seen a steep decline from Tier 1 to Tier 4. Countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India are also expected to follow similar norms that are on a level with the EU and North American standards.

Geographical Segmentation Analysis:

  • North America - the United States and Canada
  • Europe - United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, and France
  • The Asia Pacific - India, Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia
  • Latin America  - Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of LATAM
  • The Middle East and Africa - Africa and Middle East (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus)

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

Currently, the Asia-Pacific market dominates the global container handling equipment market in terms of revenue due to the high volume of cargo transported from emerging economies such as China, India, and Japan.

The influence of globalization and westernization is also creating a positive impact on the market. The growing affluence of the people is creating demand for better quality goods that are more durable. The automotive sector of North America is also another segment where engineered plastics are heavily used. Various automotive and transportation industries are using engineered plastics for manufacturing the different components of the vehicles, which is likely to propel demand in the global container handling equipment business.

The Europe container handling equipment market represented the second-largest revenue share in the global container handling equipment industry, due to the high adoption of automation in container handling and increased volume of exports and imports, followed by the markets of North America, Latin America, and the Middle East Africa respectively.

Demand in the Middle East and Africa region for container handling equipment is increasing due to the rapid industrialization of e-commerce, food and packaging, the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. The Latin American market is expected to invest heavily in the container handling equipment market during the outlook period.

COVID-19 Impact On Global Container Handling Equipment:

COVID-19 has transformed into a worldwide emergency, advancing at a rapid scale. No industry is insusceptible to this emergency and designing and development is no exemption. Building and development organizations must act presently to save the honesty of their tasks and ensure their kin. 

The gauge for worldwide development in 2020 has been modified from 3.1 percent down to 0.5 percent. But the emergency may likewise speak to a remarkable chance - even a need to unravel a portion of the business' recorded difficulties and to plan for an increasingly advanced future. Coronavirus is putting weights of an alternate sort and extent on each piece of the designing and development esteem chain.

Key Players in the Market:

Some of the key companies profiled in the global container handling equipment market report are:

  • Kalmar
  • Liebherr
  • Sany
  • ZPMC
  • Hyster
  • Anhui Heli
  • Hoist material handling
  • CVS Ferrari
  • Lonking group
  • Konecranes
  • Linde PLC
  • Wartsila
  • Chart Industries
  • Konecranes (Finland)

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What can be the size of the global Container Handling Equipment market by 2027?

By 2027, it is predicted that the global Container Handling Equipment market can reach a valuation of US$ 8.7 billion.

What can be the compound annual growth rate of the global Container Handling Equipment market?

The global Container Handling Equipment market can expand with a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period.

Mention the major Key Players in the Global Container Handling Equipment Market?

Kalmar, Liebherr, Sany, ZPMC, Hyster, Anhui Heli, Hoist material handling, CVS Ferrari, Lonking group, Konecranes, Linde PLC and Others.

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