Shipping Containers Market: By Container Type (Dry Containers, Refrigerated Containers (Reefers), Tank Containers, Open-Top Containers, Flat Rack Containers, Others), By Size Of Container (20-Foot Containers (TEU), 40-Foot Containers (FEU), 45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers, Others), By Material (Steel, Aluminum, Composite Materials), By End-Use Industry (Manufacturing, Automotive, Food, Beverages, Retail, Oil & Gas, & Others) And Geography

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Shipping Containers Market size was valued at USD 10.22 billion in 2022 and is poised to grow at a significant CAGR of 8.9% from 2023-2029. Shipping containers are strong metal boxes used to transport goods via truck, train, or ship, facilitating intermodal transport. They range in size from ubiquitous corrugated boxes to large steel boxes and serve as storage vessels for merchandise. Specialized containers include high cubes, pallet-wide, open tops, side loaders, double door or tunnel-trainers, and temperature-controlled containers. One of the key drivers in the shipping container market is the growth of international trade and globalization. The increasing global trade volumes and the need for efficient transportation of goods have led to rising demand for shipping containers. As businesses expand their operations and reach new markets, the need for reliable and secure containers to transport goods over long distances becomes crucial. The modular and portable nature of shipping containers makes them a versatile and sustainable choice for construction, leading to their increased adoption. Furthermore, government initiatives and policies promoting international trade and investments, along with infrastructure development projects, drive the demand for shipping containers. These initiatives create a conducive environment for trade and transportation, leading to increased containerization and the growth of the shipping container market. Overall, the drivers in the shipping containers market revolve around the increasing demand for efficient and secure transportation of goods, the growth of e-commerce, the utilization of containers in construction, and supportive government policies that facilitate global trade and infrastructure development.

Shipping Containers Market Key Developments:

  • In August 2021, China International Marine Containers and Maersk Container Industry abandoned their merger plan due to significant regulatory challenges. The U.S. Justice Department found that the acquisition would have combined two of the world's four suppliers of refrigerated shipping containers and further concentrated the global cold supply chain, consolidating control of over 90% of insulated container box and refrigerated shipping container production worldwide in Chinese state-owned or state-controlled entities.

Shipping Containers Market Summary

Study Period

2024-2030

Base Year

2023

CAGR

8.9%

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific
Shipping Containers Market Dynamics

The exponential growth of e-commerce and online retail business has surged the demand for shipping containers. These containers provide a standardized and cost-effective solution for securely storing and transporting products. They facilitate the efficient movement of goods from manufacturers to distribution centers and ultimately to consumers, catering to the unique needs of e-commerce businesses. By offering a secure and standardized packaging medium, shipping containers minimize the risk of damage and loss during transit. With their ability to streamline supply chains, these containers ensure the prompt and secure delivery of products, playing a pivotal role in supporting the e-commerce industry's success.

Shipping Containers Market Segmentation

By Container Type
  • Dry Containers
  • Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)
  • Tank Containers
  • Open-Top Containers
  • Flat Rack Containers
  • Others
By Size of Container
  • 20-Foot Containers (TEU)
  • 40-Foot Containers (FEU)
  • 45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers
  • Others
By Material
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Composite Materials
By End-User
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Food & Beverages
  • Retail
  • Oil And Gas
  • Others
By Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • The Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • MEA

Frequently Asked Questions

The shipping containers market size was valued at USD 10.22 billion in 2022

The shipping containers market key players are: China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. TLS Offshore Containers International W&K Containers, Inc. China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd. Cxic Group A.P. Moller - Maersk Group YMC Container Solutions Singamas Container Holdings Limited Hapag-Lloyd AG.

The shipping containers market has been classified into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and the rest of MEA.

Key Features of the Reports

  • The shipping containers market report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2018 to 2022) and forecast (2023 to 2029)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key market developments, and their key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments and startup’s details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework and reimbursement scenario
  • The report analyses the impact of socio-political environment through PESTLE Analysis and competition through Porter’s Five Force Analysis in addition to recent technology advancements and innovations in the market
1. Executive Summary
2. Global Shipping Containers Market Introduction 
2.1.Global Shipping Containers Market  - Taxonomy
2.2.Global Shipping Containers Market  - Definitions
2.2.1.Container Type
2.2.2.Size of Container
2.2.3.Material
2.2.4.End-User
2.2.5.Region
3. Global Shipping Containers Market Dynamics
3.1. Drivers
3.2. Restraints
3.3. Opportunities/Unmet Needs of the Market
3.4. Trends
3.5. Product Landscape
3.6. New Product Launches
3.7. Impact of COVID 19 on Market
4.Global Shipping Containers Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029
4.1.  Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
4.2.  Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) 
4.3.  Market Opportunity Analysis 
5. Global Shipping Containers Market  By Container Type, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
5.1. Dry Containers
5.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
5.2. Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)
5.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
5.3. Tank Containers
5.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
5.4. Open-Top Containers
5.4.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.4.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.4.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
5.5. Flat Rack Containers
5.5.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.5.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.5.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
5.6. Others
5.6.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
5.6.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
5.6.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6. Global Shipping Containers Market  By Size of Container, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
6.1. 20-Foot Containers (TEU)
6.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6.2. 40-Foot Containers (FEU)
6.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6.3. 45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers
6.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
6.4. Others
6.4.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
6.4.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
6.4.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
7. Global Shipping Containers Market  By Material, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
7.1. Steel
7.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
7.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
7.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
7.2. Aluminum
7.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
7.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
7.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
7.3. Composite Materials
7.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
7.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
7.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8. Global Shipping Containers Market  By End-User, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
8.1. Manufacturing
8.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.2. Automotive
8.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.3. Food & Beverages
8.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.4. Retail
8.4.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.4.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.4.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.5. Oil And Gas
8.5.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.5.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.5.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
8.6. Others
8.6.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
8.6.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
8.6.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9. Global Shipping Containers Market  By Region, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
9.1. North America
9.1.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.1.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.1.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.2. Europe
9.2.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.2.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.2.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.3. Asia Pacific (APAC)
9.3.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.3.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.3.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.4. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
9.4.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.4.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.4.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
9.5. Latin America
9.5.1. Market Analysis, 2018 - 2022 and Forecast, 2023 - 2029, (Sales Value USD Million)
9.5.2. Year-Over-Year (Y-o-Y) Growth Analysis (%) and Market Share Analysis (%) 
9.5.3. Market Opportunity Analysis 
10. North America Shipping Containers Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
10.1. Container Type Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.1.1.Dry Containers
10.1.2.Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)
10.1.3.Tank Containers
10.1.4.Open-Top Containers
10.1.5.Flat Rack Containers
10.1.6.Others
10.2.  Size of Container Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.2.1.20-Foot Containers (TEU)
10.2.2.40-Foot Containers (FEU)
10.2.3.45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers
10.2.4.Others
10.3.  Material Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.3.1.Steel
10.3.2.Aluminum
10.3.3.Composite Materials
10.4.  End-User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.4.1.Manufacturing
10.4.2.Automotive
10.4.3.Food & Beverages
10.4.4.Retail
10.4.5.Oil And Gas
10.4.6.Others
10.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
10.5.1.United States of America (USA)
10.5.2.Canada
11. Europe Shipping Containers Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
11.1. Container Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.1.1.Dry Containers
11.1.2.Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)
11.1.3.Tank Containers
11.1.4.Open-Top Containers
11.1.5.Flat Rack Containers
11.1.6.Others
11.2.  Size of Container Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.2.1.20-Foot Containers (TEU)
11.2.2.40-Foot Containers (FEU)
11.2.3.45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers
11.2.4.Others
11.3.  Material Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.3.1.Steel
11.3.2.Aluminum
11.3.3.Composite Materials
11.4.  End-User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.4.1.Manufacturing
11.4.2.Automotive
11.4.3.Food & Beverages
11.4.4.Retail
11.4.5.Oil And Gas
11.4.6.Others
11.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
11.5.1.Germany
11.5.2.France
11.5.3.Italy
11.5.4.United Kingdom (UK)
11.5.5.Spain
11.5.6.Rest of EU
12. Asia Pacific (APAC) Shipping Containers Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
12.1. Container Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.1.1.Dry Containers
12.1.2.Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)
12.1.3.Tank Containers
12.1.4.Open-Top Containers
12.1.5.Flat Rack Containers
12.1.6.Others
12.2.  Size of Container Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.2.1.20-Foot Containers (TEU)
12.2.2.40-Foot Containers (FEU)
12.2.3.45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers
12.2.4.Others
12.3.  Material Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.3.1.Steel
12.3.2.Aluminum
12.3.3.Composite Materials
12.4.  End-User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.4.1.Manufacturing
12.4.2.Automotive
12.4.3.Food & Beverages
12.4.4.Retail
12.4.5.Oil And Gas
12.4.6.Others
12.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
12.5.1.China
12.5.2.India
12.5.3.Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
12.5.4.Japan
12.5.5.Rest of APAC
13. Middle East and Africa (MEA) Shipping Containers Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
13.1. Container Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.1.1.Dry Containers
13.1.2.Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)
13.1.3.Tank Containers
13.1.4.Open-Top Containers
13.1.5.Flat Rack Containers
13.1.6.Others
13.2.  Size of Container Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.2.1.20-Foot Containers (TEU)
13.2.2.40-Foot Containers (FEU)
13.2.3.45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers
13.2.4.Others
13.3.  Material Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.3.1.Steel
13.3.2.Aluminum
13.3.3.Composite Materials
13.4.  End-User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.4.1.Manufacturing
13.4.2.Automotive
13.4.3.Food & Beverages
13.4.4.Retail
13.4.5.Oil And Gas
13.4.6.Others
13.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
13.5.1.GCC Countries
13.5.2.South Africa
13.5.3.Rest of MEA
14. Latin America Shipping Containers Market ,2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 (Sales Value USD Million)
14.1. Container Type Analysis  and Forecast  by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.1.1.Dry Containers
14.1.2.Refrigerated Containers (Reefers)
14.1.3.Tank Containers
14.1.4.Open-Top Containers
14.1.5.Flat Rack Containers
14.1.6.Others
14.2.  Size of Container Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.2.1.20-Foot Containers (TEU)
14.2.2.40-Foot Containers (FEU)
14.2.3.45-Foot & 53-Foot Containers
14.2.4.Others
14.3.  Material Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.3.1.Steel
14.3.2.Aluminum
14.3.3.Composite Materials
14.4.  End-User Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.4.1.Manufacturing
14.4.2.Automotive
14.4.3.Food & Beverages
14.4.4.Retail
14.4.5.Oil And Gas
14.4.6.Others
14.5.  Country Analysis 2018 - 2022 and Forecast 2023 - 2029 by Sales Value USD Million, Y-o-Y Growth (%), and Market Share (%) 
14.5.1.Brazil
14.5.2.Mexico
14.5.3.Rest of LA
15. Competition Landscape
15.1.  Market Player Profiles (Introduction, Brand/Product Sales, Financial Analysis, Product Offerings, Key Developments, Collaborations, M & A, Strategies, and SWOT Analysis) 
15.2.1.China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.
15.2.2.TLS Offshore Containers International
15.2.3.W&K Containers, Inc.
15.2.4.China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd.
15.2.5.Cxic Group
15.2.6.A.P. Moller - Maersk Group
15.2.7.YMC Container Solutions
15.2.8.Singamas Container Holdings Limited
15.2.9.Hapag-Lloyd AG.
16. Research Methodology 
17. Appendix and Abbreviations 
  • China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd.
  • TLS Offshore Containers International
  • W&K Containers, Inc.
  • China Shipping Container Lines Co. Ltd.
  • Cxic Group
  • A.P. Moller - Maersk Group
  • YMC Container Solutions
  • Singamas Container Holdings Limited
  • Hapag-Lloyd AG.

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