Security is considered as an important factor in the air cargo supply chain. Air cargo screening systems are needed to support regulators and strengthen supply chain security in order to prevent acts of criminality and terrorism as it is vulnerable to several security threats of explosives, potential hijackings, smuggling, theft or insiders’ threats. The increase in volumes of cargo transported and rising security threats raises high demand for increased- cargo inspections, physical security of air cargo facilities and stricter controls over accessing operation areas. These screening equipment help in detecting and identifying threats pertaining to explosives, chemicals, smuggling, weapons, liquid materials or human presence. The ability to cater services with rising security challenges while adhering government regulations on the back of advanced equipment and reliable engineers, the air cargo screening system market is anticipated to grow significantly in upcoming years.
The global air cargo security market is anticipated to record a CAGR of around 6% over the forecast period i.e. 2019-2027. The market is segmented by size into small cargo, brick pallet cargo and oversized cargo, out of which, the brick pallet cargo segment is estimated to hold highest share in the market. On the basis of technology, the market is segmented into non-CT X-Ray, explosive trace detection (ETD) and explosive detection systems (EDS). Among these segments, explosives detection systems and X-Ray segment is estimated to account for major market share during the forecast period. These segments are expected to grow at a substantial rate on the back of increase in the cargo security layers and implementation of latest screening technology around the globe. The market is further divided by applications into narcotics detection, explosive detection, and metal & contraband detection. According to our research, narcotics detection is most prominent segment in the market. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FREE SAMPLE
Implementation of new standards and regulations along with integration of advanced technology of screening devices, that ensures aviation sector safety are expected to be a key driver for market growth. The key players of airport passenger screening system are constantly working on providing more efficient screening systems in detection, performance and reliability. Increased usage and adoption of X-Ray based screening systems and detection systems are increasing on the account of large volumes of cargo and inability of canines, explosives detection equipment, and visual searches to detect the explosives. These are factors that are expected to benefit the expansion of the air cargo screening market.
Increasing volumes of cargo on the back of rising ecommerce industry, and rising infrastructure development pertaining to air cargo terminals and security checks at airport are likely to favor the market growth during the forecast period. Additionally, the continuing and tremendous growth of on-line shopping is contributing towards increasing the demand for air cargo services. According to data provided by IATA (International Air Transport Association), 59.9 million metric tonnes of goods worth USD 5.6 trillion was transported by airlines globally.
Operational challenges affect the efficiencies of screening systems at different airports on account of the space constraints to screen all the products each day at the airport premises. Additionally, high installation and maintenance costs related to security systems is estimated to negatively affect the growth of the air cargo screening market over the forecast period.
Our-in depth analysis of the global air cargo screening system market includes the following segments:
On the basis of regional analysis, the global air cargo screening system market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.
The market in North America holds largest share on account of its developed economy and huge domestic air cargo traffic volumes. Further, the developed market in Europe continues to grow on account of increased focus on technological advancements and operational efficiencies in cargo screening systems. Furthermore, the market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at an incremental rate over the forecast period, on the back of rising economies along with increasing investments in manufacturing sector and airports in the region. Transportation of billions of tons of cargo each year and the steady increase in volume of cargo in coming years is expected to fuel the growing importance of cargo security systems around the globe.
The global air cargo screening system market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:
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