Rising number of international trade activities via sea routes and the massive growth of the shipbuilding sector will spur Marine Lubricants Market size considerably. The shipbuilding business has been observing an appreciable growth across many geographies. China, in particular, has been investing heavily in shipbuilding since the last few decades, which will fuel the regional marine lubricants market. Considering the hazardous effects of synthetic products, manufacturers have shifted their preference toward bio-based lubricants, which provide biodegradability, constant viscosity, and considerable working safety.
The enforcement of regulatory norms to control nitrogen and sulphur oxide emissions will fuel the requirement of bio-based lubricants, pertaining to which marine lubricants industry will collect significant revenue over the years ahead. Favorable technological advancements in the naval sector to enhance the lifespan of mechanical components will also propel the product demand noticeably. According to Global Market Insights, Inc., “Worldwide marine lubricants market was worth 2 million tons in 2015 in terms of volume, and is expected to exhibit an annual growth rate of 3.5% over the period of 2016 to 2023.”
Global marine lubricants market size may witness consumption of over 3.4 million tons by 2024. Size of global marine cargo fleet is expected to grow owing to increased interaction between economies in through international trade by marine route. Rise in marine trade frequency can be advantageous due to large shipment transportability, ability to cover huge distances and lowering cost of transportation & maintenance.
Marine lubricants market size from transport ships which include cargo ships, tankers, container ships & passenger ships should witness significant gains at over 3.5%. Positive indicators towards growth in shipbuilding industry should drive product demand. Global sea trade was sized to be over 9.5 billion tons in 2016 and is anticipated to grow further due to strong trade ties between economies and growing demand for commodities.
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Bio-based marine lubricants market will collect a significant revenue by 2023 with an annual growth rate of more than 6% over the coming timeframe. The deployment of stringent rules and regulations regarding the adoption of biodegradable products along with growing awareness regarding environmental protection will stimulate marine lubricants industry share notably.
Hydraulic oil application segment will record an annual growth rate of more than 6% over 2016-2023. The attributing factor toward the market growth is the extensive use of the product across various marine associated services and offshore platforms. The capability of the product to provide excellent protection and reliability in corrosive environments will fuel the product requirement noticeably.
Mineral oil based marine lubricants market size should witness gains at over 3%. Increasing scope in application for engines, stern tubes and turbines should drive product demand. They provide a cost-effective solution and enhance performance & provide smooth movements for assembly parts of the ships.
China synthetic marine lubricants market size should witness gains at close to 4%. These products have high resistance at extreme temperature and are expensive when compared to its counterparts owing to production complexity & purity of base oil. Key benefits include low wearing & tearing properties, high thermal resistance, good load carrying capacity and low friction which are important in long run for engines & turbines.
Germany marine lubricants market size from recreational ships should witness consumption of over 18 kilo tons at the end of 2024. Recreational boating activities include campaigning, sailing, fishing, water sport games and boat racing. Economic growth along with growing overall population should drive tourism industry thereby promoting product demand for recreational boats.
Global marine lubricants market share is consolidated and highly capital intensive with industry participants including ExxonMobil, Shell, Valvoline Inc., Lubricon, Castrol, LUKOIL, Gulf Oil and Indian Oil. Mergers & acquisitions between industry participants may take place which can lead to further market consolidation and enhances company product portfolio & regional presence.