Autonomous Ships Market by Type (Remote Operations, Fully Autonomous and Partial Automation), Application (Commercial & Scientific and Military & Security), Region, Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2020 to 2027

  • Publish Date: Mar, 2020
  • Report ID: 417793
  • Category: Automotive
  • Pages: 209

The global autonomous ship market is likely to grow from USD 6.10 billion in 2019 to USD 11.21 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 7.83% during the forecast period from 2020-2027.

Autonomous ships can be defined as the unhuman ship, which is generally known as the remote built ship, where remote control mechanisms achieve many tasks, and these tasks are people located near the shore. This kind of ship requires high quality and consistent communication system between the autonomous ship and the person operating it near the coast.

Growing usage of autonomous ships is due to the automation system which doesn’t require any human to ride the ship and causing reduction in human errors and risks

This study delivers a comprehensive analysis of types, applications, and regions. The type segment includes fully autonomous, remote operations and partial automation. Partial Automation held the largest market share of 56.93% in 2019. Increasing in the innovations of different ship companies tending to implement artificial intelligence in the partially automated ships.

The application segment includes commercial & scientific and military & security. Military and security were valued at USD 3.55 billion in 2019. Increasing risk and life threats in the sea for which autonomous ships are introduced in the sea to save guard commercial and cargo ships from pirates.

The market has been separated into Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. Asia Pacific area held a substantial market share of 45.02% in 2019. Growing trading in the sea has increased the demand for ships for transporting goods globally, driving the autonomous ship market.

Some of the notable players in the Autonomous Ships market are Kongsberg, Rolls-Royce, ASV, DARPA, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, among others. Developing and developed countries are offering more significant opportunities. Major players are continuously focused on new developments, strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and venture capital investments to obtain high growth in the market. Rolls-Royce is working on the expansion of autonomous technology in the marine industry. The company has the vision to introduce autonomously-operated ships into service over the upcoming years. The company expects to release a remotely-operated autonomous local vessel by 2020, a remotely-operated autonomous ship migrant in global waters by 2025, and fully-autonomous uncrewed ships traversing the ocean by 2035.

This study predictions revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels from 2013 to 2027. Fior Markets has segmented the based on below-mentioned segments:

  • Global Autonomous Ships Market Analysis and Forecast, By Type
    • Fully Autonomous
    • Remote Operations
    • Partial Automation
  • Global Autonomous Ships Market Analysis and Forecast, By Application
    • Commercial & Scientific
    • Military & Security
  • Global Autonomous Ships Market Analysis and Forecast, By Regional Analysis
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • Sweden
      • Netherland
      • U.K.
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Turkey
      • Switzerland
      • Belgium
      • Rest Of Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Singapore
      • Malaysia
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Philippines
      • Rest Of APAC
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Peru
      • Colombia
      • Rest Of South America
    • Middle East And Africa
      •  UAE
      •  Saudi Arabia
      •  Egypt
      •  Nigeria
      •  South Africa
      • Rest of MEA

Chapter 1 Introduction 10
    1.1 Research Methodology 10
    1.2 FMR Desk Research 11
          1.2.1 FMR Data Synthesis 12
          1.2.2 Data Validation and Market Feedback 13
          1.2.3 FMR Data Sources 13

Chapter 2 Global Autonomous Ships Market Overview 15
    2.1 Objectives of the Study 15
    2.2 Definition of Autonomous Ships 16
    2.3 Autonomous Ships Market Scope and Market Size Estimation 18
          2.3.1 Market Concentration Ratio and Market Maturity Analysis 18
          2.3.2 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate from 2018-2026 19
    2.4 Market Segmentation 20
          2.4.1 Type of Autonomous Ships 20
          Fully Autonomous 22
          Remote Operations 22
          Partial Automation 22
          2.4.2 Applications of Autonomous Ships 23
          Commercial & Scientific 25
          Military & Security 25
          2.4.3 Research Regions 26
          North America Autonomous Ships Production Value and Growth Rate (2018-2026) 28
          Europe Autonomous Ships Production Value and Growth Rate (2018-2026) 29
          Asia Pacific Autonomous Ships Production Value and Growth Rate (2018-2026) 30
          Middle East & Africa Autonomous Ships Production Value and Growth Rate (2018-2026) 32
          South America Autonomous Ships Production Value and Growth Rate (2018-2026) 34
    2.5 Market Dynamics 35
          2.5.1 Drivers 35
          2.5.2 Limitations 35
          2.5.3 Opportunities 36
    2.6 Industry News and Policies by Regions 36
          2.6.1 Industry News 36

Chapter 3 Industry Chain Analysis 38
    3.1 Major Players of Autonomous Ships 38
          3.1.1 Major Players Manufacturing Base and Market Share of Autonomous Ships in 2017 38
    3.2 Autonomous Ships Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis 40
          3.2.1 Manufacturing Cost Structure of Autonomous Ships 40
          3.2.2 Labor Cost Analysis 41
          USA Labor Cost Analysis 42
    3.3 Marketing Status Analysis of Autonomous Ships 46
          3.3.1 Marketing Channel 46
          3.3.2 Direct Marketing 48
          3.3.3 Indirect Marketing 49
    3.4 Market Positioning 51
          3.4.1 Marketing Channel Future Trend 51
          3.4.2 Pricing Strategy 52
          3.4.3 Brand Strategy 55
    3.5 Major Distributors of Autonomous Ships 57
    3.6 Major Downstream Buyers of Autonomous Ships Analysis 58

Chapter 4 Global Autonomous Ships Market, by Type 59
    4.1 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Market Share by Type (2018-2026) 59
    4.2 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate by Type (2018-2026) 61
          4.2.1 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate of Fully Autonomous 61
          4.2.2 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate of Remote Operations 62
          4.2.3 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate of Partial Automation 63

Chapter 5 Global Autonomous Ships Market, by Application 64
    5.1 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Market Share by Application (2018-2026) 64
    5.2 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate by Application (2018-2026) 66
          5.2.1 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate of Commercial & Scientific 66
          5.2.2 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Growth Rate of Military & Security 67

Chapter 6 Global Autonomous Ships Production Value (USD Million) by Region (2018-2026) 68
    6.1 Global Autonomous Ships Value and Market Share by Region (2018-2026) 68

Chapter 7 Autonomous Ships Market Competition Status by Major Manufacturers 71
    7.1 Competitive Profile 71
    7.2 Kongsberg Gruppen ASA 75
          7.2.1 Company Details 75
          7.2.2 Autonomous Ships Product Offered by Kongsberg Gruppen ASA 77
          7.2.3 Kongsberg Gruppen ASA Autonomous Ships Revenue, Gross and Gross Margin (2018-2019) 78
    7.3 Rolls-Royce Holdings plc 79
          7.3.1 Company Details 79
          7.3.2 Autonomous Ships Product Offered by Rolls-Royce Holdings plc 81
          7.3.3 Rolls-Royce Holdings plc Autonomous Ships Revenue, Gross and Gross Margin (2018-2019) 82
    7.4 L3 ASV 82
          7.4.1 Company Details 82
          7.4.2 Autonomous Ships Product Offered by L3 ASV 83
          7.4.3 L3 ASV Autonomous Ships Revenue, Gross and Gross Margin (2018-2019) 84
    7.5 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) 85
          7.5.1 Company Details 85
          7.5.2 Autonomous Ships Product Offered by Autonomous Ships Product of DARPA 86
          7.5.3 DARPA Autonomous Ships Revenue, Gross and Gross Margin (2018-2019) 86
    7.6 NYK Line 87
          7.6.1 Company Details 87
          7.6.2 Autonomous Ships Product Offered by Autonomous Ships Product of NYK Line 88
    7.7 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. 89
          7.7.1 Company Details 89
          7.7.2 Autonomous Ships Product Offered by Autonomous Ships Product of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. 91
          7.7.3 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. Autonomous Ships Revenue, Gross and Gross Margin (2018-2019) 91
    7.8 HNA Group Co Ltd 92
          7.8.1 Company Details 92
          7.8.2 Autonomous Ships Product Offered by Autonomous Ships Product of HNA Group Co Ltd 93

Chapter 8 Research Findings and Conclusion 94


Research Methodology

Market research is a method of gathering, assessing and deducing data & information about a particular market. Market research is very crucial in these days. The techniques analyze about how a product/service can be offered to the market to its end-customers, observe the impact of that product/service based on the past customer experiences, and cater their needs and demands. Owing to the successful business ventures, accurate, relevant and thorough information is the base for all the organizations because market research report/study offers specific market related data & information about the industry growth prospects, perspective of the existing customers, and the overall market scenario prevailed in past, ongoing present and developing future. It allows the stakeholders and investors to determine the probability of a business before committing substantial resources to the venture. Market research helps in solving the marketing issues challenges that a business will most likely face.

Market research is valuable because of the following reasons:

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Our research report features both the aspects; qualitative and quantitative. Qualitative part provides insights about the market driving forces, potential opportunities, customer’s demands and requirement which in turn help the companies to come up with new strategies in order to survive in the long run competition. The quantitative segment offers the most credible information related to the industry. Based on the data gathering, we use to derive the market size and estimate their future growth prospects on the basis of global, region and country.

Our market research process involves with the four specific stages.

  • Data Collection
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  • Market Deduction & Formulation
  • Data Screening & Validation

Data Collection: This stage of the market research process involves with the gathering and collecting of the market/industry related data from the sources. There are basically two types of research methods:

  • Primary Research: By conducting primary research, it involves with the two types of data gathering; exploratory and specific. Exploratory data is open-ended and helps us to define a particular problem involving surveys, and pilot study to the specific consumer group, knowing their needs and wants catering to the industry related product/service offering. Explanatory data gathering follows with the bit of unstructured way. Our analyst group leads the study by focusing on the key crowd, in this manner picking up bits of knowledge from them. In light of the points of view of the clients, this data is used to plan advertise techniques. In addition, showcase overviews causes us to comprehend the current scenario of the business. Specific data gathering on the hand, involves with the more structured and formal way. The primary research usually includes in telephonic conversations, E-mail collaborations and up close and personal meetings/interviews with the raw material suppliers, industrial wholesalers, and independent consultants/specialists. The interviews that we conduct offers important information on showcase size and industry development patterns. Our company likewise conducts interviews with the different business specialists so as to increase generally bits of knowledge of the business/showcase.
  • Secondary Research: The secondary research incorporates with the data gathering from the non-profit associations and organizations, for example, World bank, WHO, investor relations and their presentations, statistical databases, yearly(annual reports) reports, national government records, factual databases, websites, articles, white papers, press releases, blogs and others. From the annual report, we deduce an organization's income/revenue generation to comprehend the key product segment related to the market. We examine the organization sites and implement product mapping strategy which is significant for determining the segment revenue. In the product mapping technique, we choose and categorize the products offered by the companies catering to the industry specific market, derive the segment revenue for each of the organizations to get the market estimation. We also gather data & Information based on the supply and demand side of the value chain involved with the domain specific market. The supply side denotes the distributors, wholesalers, suppliers and the demand side denotes the end-consumers/customers of the value chain. The supply side of the market is analyzed by examining the product growth across industry in each of the region followed by its pricing analysis. The demand side is analyzed by the evaluating the penetration level and adoption rates of the product by referring to the historical/past data, examine the present usage and forecasting the future trends. 
  • Purchased Database: Our purchased data provides insights about the key market players/companies along with their financial analysis. Additionally, our data base also includes market related information. 
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  • In-house Library: Apart from these third-party sources, we have our in-house library of quantitative and qualitative data & information. Our in-house database includes market data for various industry and domains. These data are updated on regular basis as per the changing market scenario. Our library includes, internal audit reports, historic databases, archives and journal publications. Sometimes there are instances where there is no metadata or raw data available for any domain specific market. For those particular cases, we utilize our expertise to forecast and estimate the market size in order to generate comprehensive data sets. Our analyst team adopts a robust research technique in order to deduce the market size and its estimates:
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  • Analyzing the macro and micro-economic indicators for each demography
  • Evaluating the current industry trends popular in the market.

Data Synthesis: This stage includes the evaluation and assessment of all the data acquired from the primary and secondary research. It likewise includes in evaluating the information for any disparity watched while information gathering identified with the market. The data & information is gathered with consideration to the heterogeneity of sources. Scientific and statistical methods are implemented for synthesizing dissimilar information sets and provide the relevant data which is fundamental for formulating strategies. Our organization has broad involvement with information amalgamation where the information goes through different stages:

  • Information Screening: Information screening is the way toward examining information/data gathered from the sources for errors/mistakes and amending it before data integration process. The screening includes in looking at raw information, identifying and distinguishing mistakes and managing missing information. The reason for the information screening is to ensure information is effectively entered or not. Our organization utilizes objective and precise information screening grades through repetitive quality checks.
  • Data Integration: The data integration method involves with the incorporation of numerous information streams. The data streams is important so as to deliver investigate examines that give overall market scenario to the investors. These information streams originate from different research contemplates and our in house database. After the screening of the information, our analysts conduct efficient integration of the data streams, optimizing connections between integrated surveys and syndicated data sources. There are two research approaches that we follow so as to coordinate our information; top down methodology and bottom up methodology. 
    • Top-down analysis generally refers to using broad factors as a basis for decision making. The top-down approach helps in identifying the overall market scenario along with the external and internal factors effecting the market growth.
    • The bottom-up approach takes a completely different approach. Generally, the bottom-up approach focuses its analysis on micro attributes and specific characteristics of the domain specific market.

Market Formulation & Deduction: The last stage includes assigning the data & information in a suitable way in order to derive market size. Analyst reviews and domain based opinions based on holistic approach of market estimation combined with industry investigation additionally features a crucial role in this stage.

This stage includes with the finalization of the market size and numbers that we have gathered from primary and secondary research. With the data & information addition, we ensure that there is no gap in the market information. Market trend analysis is finished by our analysts by utilizing data extrapolation procedures, which give the most ideal figures to the market.

Data Validation: Validation is the most crucial step in the process. Validation & re-validation through scientifically designed technique and process that helps us finalize data-points to be used for final calculations. This stage also involves with the data triangulation process. Data triangulation generally implicates the cross validation and matching the data which has been collected from primary and secondary research methods.

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