The maritime safety market is estimated to grow from USD 16.71 billion in 2016 to USD 23.67 billion by 2021.
The maritime safety market is driven by factors such as increasing maritime awareness, rising number of incidents pertaining to piracy & terrorism, and compliance to regulatory standards & guidelines. However, the presence of ungoverned marine regions along with lack of uniform standards of maritime technologies and solutions limit the growth of maritime safety market.
The detectors technology and systems segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, due to the increased adoption of laser range finders for navigational purposes over the traditional systems. Surveillance and tracking systems will have the largest market size in 2016 for maintaining a safe and efficient marine working environment.
Moreover, the emergence of advanced and accurate detection & tracking technologies such as the Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and Global Positioning System (GPS)for the vessel, personnel, and asset tracking has further boosted the market growth.
APAC includes emerging economies, such as China, Japan, and India, along with countries from the Southeast Asia which are rapidly transforming into maritime transport hubs for transglobal travel and shipping activities. APAC is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is primarily due to the increasing adoption of frieght and public transport by sea along with increasing incidents of piracy and terrorism in the region. Furthermore, North America is expected to have the largest market size in 2016.