How big is the cargo shipping market?


Due to trade liberalization and increased global economic growth, cargo transportation is on the rise all over the world. Different types of ships are needed for transportation depending on the type of storage, loading, unloading, and security. Commodity consumption has directly increased along with economic development and expansion.


The ships in charge of moving materials and commodities of various types from one location to another are known as cargo ships. The main benefit of cargo shipping is that it makes it possible to transport heavy items that cannot be transported by land or air. Cargo transportation does have one problem, though. Compared to other forms of transportation, they are sluggish. Cranes and other comparable equipment are typically included on cargo ships in order to load and unload the cargo.

Market size of cargo shipping market

In 2021, the global cargo shipping market was valued at USD 11.36 billion, and by 2029, it is anticipated to grow to USD 16.43 billion, reflecting a CAGR of 4.72%. Due to the expanding economy, manufacturing makes up the largest end user group in the relevant market. The market report created by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and pestle analysis in addition to market insights like market value, growth rate, market segments, geographical coverage, market players, and market scenario.

Fundamentals of cargo shipping market

  • One of the key reasons propelling the growth of the cargo shipping industry is the growing need for less expensive shipping and the capacity to quickly anticipate customer preferences and provide logistical services. Additionally, the expansion of international trade agreements contributes to the expansion of the freight forwarding industry.
  • Due to the rising spending power of the population, e-commerce is expanding quickly and is becoming increasingly accepted on a global scale. The rise in cross-border trade incidents and the growing need from a number of customers for affordable trade solutions both contribute to the market’s development.
  • Increased warehouse construction in developing nations has a further impact on the market. Market expansion is positively impacted by the growing need for supply and demand chains from the industrial sector.

Challenges in cargo shipping market

On the other hand, it is anticipated that strict environmental and safety standards as well as an increase in freight charges will impede market expansion. The cargo shipping industry is expected to face challenges from irregular weather patterns and unfavourable geopolitics over the forecast period of 2022–2029.

This cargo shipping market report details recent developments, trade laws, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localised market participants, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market laws, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, and geographical information

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