Cargo Handling Equipment Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2030

Cargo Handling Equipment Market Research Report Information by Type (Forklift Truck, Stacking Crane, Mobile Harbor Crane, Conveyor System, and Others), by Mode of Propulsion (Diesel, Electric, and Others), by Application (Rail Cargo, Air Cargo, Road Cargo, and Marine Cargo), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America) ‚Äď Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/PNT/8712-HCR | 160 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh | May 2023         

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Cargo Handling Equipment Market Overview

In 2020, the global cargo handling equipment market value is registered as USD 22.6084 billion and is anticipated to grow at a significant rate of 3.04% CAGR with themarket size of USD 27.4474 billion during the forecast period (2021-2028).

Cargo handling equipment is also known as Freight handling equipment that is used to transport cargo from one place to another. The versatility, rise in handling velocity, decrease in time and cost, security, and safety are the features provided by this equipment. This device can be powered with diesel, electricity, or a combination of both. In the previous days, cargo transportations are limited to ships. Later, it was grown to trucking, rail, and other logistical modes of transit.

Their different forms include various types such as stackers, pallet jacks, aviation dollies, conveyor systems, loaders, automated guided vehicles, cranes, forklift trucks, rubber-tired gantry cranes, reach stackers, straddle carriers, and terminal tractors. Cargo handling equipment is used to transport goods and services in container ships. The use of this equipment in end-use industries has quickly bolstered the need for cargo handling equipment. Few vehicles are cargo cranes, yard tractors, container handlers, and forklifts for handling the equipment.

COVID-19 Analysis:

The COVID-19 outbreak has affected various industries severely. In the first two quarters of 2020, most of the business sectors like automobiles, food & beverages, electronic & electrical devices, transportation, and many more due to the continuous lockdowns. To control the spread of the coronavirus, most of the governments imposed stringent regulations like lockdowns, the shutdown of public places like restaurants, theatres, schools & colleges, transportation bans, and more.

The market is also impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the lockdowns, the manufacturing industries halt production due to the supply chain disruptions, lack of labor, and raw materials. After the introduction of the online process Cargo Handling Equipment Industry, the market is growing rapidly. It is anticipated that the market to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

List of the prominent key companies in the cargo handling equipment market are the following:

Cargo Handling Equipment Market Dynamics:


Rising import and export operations among countries and a thriving logistics industry are the growth factors of the cargo handling equipment market. The highly popular trailers are forklifts and tractors. The majority of the equipment runs on diesel that raises concerns about fuel dependency and pollution. As diesel emits carbon monoxide, it is a major source of transport.  The increase in seaborne trade, industrial production, and air cargo are the factors boosting the demand of the market.

To satisfy the rigorous emission requirements, equipment with improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions is in demand are the factors boosting the cargo handling equipment market growth. The growing interest in the marine business is propelling the market growth. Due to the productive conveyance of fragile assembling materials and different materials with low cost for the improvement of cutting-edge cargo dealing with hardware are accelerating the growth of the global market. Additionally, the little organizations are using freight delivery for exchange purposes and large organizations choose tramp delivery as they require more armada to run straight journeys and reduces the transportation costs which needs a few transportations are escalating the development of the market.


The cargo handling equipment is very expensive and the numerous associations that cannot use the expensive freight dealing with supplies are restraining the market growth.


The expanding computerization in cargo handling with gear and the development of severity in outflow guidelines may create the opportunity to propel the cargo handling equipment market growth for the innovation providers.


Lack of synchronization between different port equipment, and accidents involving cargo handling equipment are the challenges of the growth of the market.

Study Objectives -

  • To provide detailed information about the cargo handling equipment market structure along with various forecast segments, features, and subsegments for the next 10 years.

  • To provide the factors that are affecting the growth of the market value.

  • To analyze the market industry analysis based on porter’s five force analysis, factors-price analysis, supply chain analysis, etc.

  • To provide history and forecast revenue segments and sub-segments of the market revenue for the four main geographies.

  • To provide the country-level analysis of the current cargo handling equipment market size and future prospective.

  • To provide country-level analysis of the market industry growth by region, form, and application.

  • To provide a strategic profile of the prominent key players in the market, analyze their core competencies, statistics, and draw a global market growth landscape.

  • To track and analyze new product developments, strategic alliances, and global market research.

Cargo Handling Equipment Market Segment Overview:

The global cargo handling equipment market has been divided into segments based on the type, mode of propulsion, application, and region.

Based on the Type

The global cargo handling equipment market by type is analyzed into various types such as forklift trucks, portable harbor cranes, stacking cranes, transport frameworks, and others. Out of these types, forklift trucks are holding the leading portion in the market.

Based on the Mode of Propulsion

The global cargo handling equipment market based on the mode of propulsion is classified into two different parts like diesel and electric. Out of these two methods, the diesel method accounts for the largest development in the market due to the low expense of diesel yard farm haulers. Several trucks and load marine in the ports are completely fueled by diesel motors. The diesel motors are used in various applications like trains and marine workboats as the diesel motors are providing better solidness and a long lifespan. The more advantages of diesel motors like proficiency, force, dependability, and execution are making it ideal to use in this equipment.

Based on Application

The global cargo handling equipment by the application is trifurcated into rail cargo, air load, marine cargo, and land cargo. Out of these applications, marine cargo is dominating the largest market share for its wide use in the holder ships. Due to the expansion of the use of freight ships, marine cargo is accelerating the development of the market.

Based on Region

Region-wise, the global cargo handling equipment market is divided into four main geographies like North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. Out of these regions, the Asia-Pacific region is accounting for the largest market share due to the growing innovative progressions and development in import and fares, development in web-based business is driving the growth in this region. 

Regional Analysis -

Geographically, the cargo handling equipment market based on the regions is fragmented into four main regions like Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World. Among them, Asia-Pacific is dominating the largest market share for the increasing innovative progressions, development in import & fares, and development in web-based business are the factors driving the growth of the market in this region. Due to the development of import and fares of products and materials between various nations in this region is increasing the globalization. This globalization development subsequently expands the use of the market.

Owing to the rising interest for solid and competent hardware for holders, fast expansions in import and export, expanding online business are the few factors driving the global cargo handling equipment market in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the International Air Transport Association, the Asia-Pacific region is accounting for 37.4% of worldwide cargo movement.  Due to the growing industrialization of the area, North America is expected to hold a significant rate.

Recent Developments

  • On June 8, 2020, the two leading key players PayCargo and IBS Software decided to start the joint organization which permits API-based combination and also provides an upgraded computerized installment stage to cargo handling equipment to both the companies.

  • On February 4, 2020, the most popular enterprise California Air Resource Board (CARB) decided and dispatched zero outflow cargo gear in various applications like rail yards, conveyance focuses, air terminals, and others and this task raised the huge amount of venture $ 44 million.

Report Overview:

Globally, this cargo handling equipment market research includes the Market Overview, COVID-19 analysis, Market Dynamics, Study Objectives, Segment Overview, Regional Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Recent developments, Segmentation Table, and FAQs. The market scenario includes the market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities. The cargo handling equipment market forecast segments into four types as type, mode of propulsion, application, and region.

Cargo Handling Equipment Market Segmentation Table

The cargo handling equipment market trends have been segmented into four types globally based on the type, mode of propulsion, application, and region.

By Type

Forklift trucks, portable harbor cranes, stacking cranes, transport frameworks, and others are a few types of cargo handling equipment.

By Mode of Propulsion

Diesel and electric.

By Application

Air load, rail cargo, marine cargo, and land cargo.

By Region

Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the rest of the world are the four main geographies included in the market.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size 2027: USD 27.4474 Billion 2030 : Significant value
  CAGR   3.04% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period    2022 to 2030
  Historical Data   2019 & 2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Mode of Propulsion, Application
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Terex Corporation (U.S.), Hyster (U.S.), Konecranes (Finland), Liebherr (Switzerland), Mitsubishi (Japan), Toyota Industries (Japan), Sany (China), Kion Group (Germany), Anhui Heli (China), Macgregor (Finland), JBT Corporation (U.S.), Kalmar (Finland)
  Key Market Opportunities   The developing severity in outflow guidelines and the expanding computerization in Cargo handling with gear will likely open new opportunities for innovation providers.
  Key Market Drivers Rising interest in the marine business The ascent in business through seaborne courses

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Cargo Handling Equipment Market was esteemed at USD 22.6084 Billion every 2020 and is projected to arrive at USD 27.4474 Billion by 2030.

To satisfy the specific outflow necessities, hardware with further developed eco-friendliness and lower or zero discharges is popular, driving the Cargo Handling Equipment Market all through the projection period.

Cargo Handling Equipment market is predicted to grow at 3.04% through forecast period of 2022-2030.

The forecast period for Cargo Handling Equipment market research report is 2022-2030

Global Cargo Handling Equipment Market is dominated by Asia-Pacific region

Key Questions Answered

  • ✅ Global Market Outlook
  • ✅ In-depth analysis of global and regional trends
  • ✅ Analyze and identify the major players in the market, their market share, key developments, etc.
  • ✅ To understand the capability of the major players based on products offered, financials, and strategies.
  • ✅ Identify disrupting products, companies, and trends.
  • ✅ To identify opportunities in the market.
  • ✅ Analyze the key challenges in the market.
  • ✅ Analyze the regional penetration of players, products, and services in the market.
  • ✅ Comparison of major players‚Äô financial performance.
  • ✅ Evaluate strategies adopted by major players.
  • ✅ Recommendations
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