Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market Forecast 2028

Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Cargo Size (Small Parcel, Break and Pallet Cargo, and Oversized Cargo), Technology [X-ray systems, ETD (explosives trace detection), EDS (explosive detection system), and Others], and Application (Narcotics detection, Explosive detection, Metal and contraband detection, and Others)

Publication Month : Nov 2021

  • Report Code : TIPRE00016484
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 171
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The air cargo security and screening systems US$ 764.3 million in 2021 to US$ 1,064.4 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2021 to 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% from 2021 to 2028.

The elevating number of airports is contributing to the proliferation of air cargo business, which further highlights the need for the deployment of security and screening systems at airports to detect narcotics, explosive objects, and metal and contraband. In August 2020, Singapore Changi Airport extended its partnership with Smiths Detection to supply advanced explosives detection systems. As a part of the Terminal 2 Parcel Handling System redevelopment activity, the airport. Also, the demand for these transportation services is increasing with the continuous entry of new pharmaceutical and biotechnology products in the healthcare market. Therefore, airlines using advanced cold chain solutions will be well-positioned to take full advantage of this growing demand. However, with growing air cargo transportation, the risk of unauthorized trade of hidden explosive objects and narcotics has also increased, which is propelling the need for systematic screening systems at airports. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for automatic advanced air cargo security and screening systems market is also on rise.

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Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 764.3 million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 1,064.4 million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 4.8% from 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market

The COVID-19 outbreak has significantly affected the world and is continuing to shatter several countries. The exponential rise in the patient count compelled government authorities to limit the movement of humans, goods, and commodities by enacting travel restrictions, mass lockdowns, and business shutdowns. Lockdown measures resulted in lesser production of commodities and goods and lowered the frequency of service offerings. However, the demand for air cargo remained unaffected during this global crisis, and the operating conditions continued to provide favorable conditions for air cargo operations. Air cargo and freighter operators have reported brisk business owing to the surge in demand for the transportation of COVID-19-related essentials by air. SpiceExpress, an air cargo subsidiary of SpiceJet, has reported an unaltered performance as its fleet is increasingly being deployed to transport essential items and medical goods during the pandemic. The cargo delivered to various parts of the world includes COVID-19 related medical equipment, reagents, enzymes, masks, testing kits and PPE, and gloves.

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Market Insights – Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market
Rapid Adoption of E-Commerce Propels Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market Growth

Online retailing attracts more prospective customers than their brick-and-mortar-based counterparts due to the broad scale of internet penetration in developed and developing countries. In addition, the e-commerce market players opt for various logistics options such as surface transport and air transport to deliver packages to their customers. Therefore, various countries have observed variations in buying patterns and trends with the evolution of the e-commerce market. The majority of purchases are influenced by demographics of a country, such as the percentage of youth population indulging in e-commerce activity, economy of a country, age group interested in the use of e-commerce, and level of awareness across the country. The fast-growing international e-commerce market remains a key contributor to the rising domestic air shipment volumes generated by large and small e-retailers. Air cargo is essential for the e-commerce ecosystem to manage the transportation of goods, especially in India and Southeast Asian countries. Air cargo service providers benefit e-commerce business through their upgraded technologies, efficiency and specialization, and flexibility and scalability.

Technology-Based Insights

Based on technology, the air cargo security and screening systems market is segmented into X-ray systems, ETD, EDS, and others. The EDS segment is expected to hold the largest market share in 2021.

Players operating in the air cargo security and screening systems market are mainly focused on the development of advanced and efficient products.

  • In September 2021, Smiths Detection Group Ltd. (Smiths Group plc) launched an enhanced cargo screening security scanner. Smiths Detection has announced a product upgradation within the Hi-Scan product range. The first update is the high-speed Hi-Scan 100100V-2is, launched for fast, reliable, and cost-effective air cargo screening. The new model enables increased and more efficient throughput for mail screening, express forwarders, and e-commerce, and can also be used at mass transit checkpoints.
  • In October 2021, Safeway Inspection System Limited Shipped X-ray scanners to overseas markets, including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.

The air cargo security and screening systems market has been segmented as follows:

Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market – by Size

  • Small Parcel
  • Break and Pallet Cargo
  • Oversized Cargo

Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market – by Technology 

  • X-Ray System
  • ETD
  • EDS
  • Others

Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market – by Application  

  • Narcotics Detection
  • Explosive Detection
  • Metal and Contraband Detection
  • Others

Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market – by Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SAM

Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market – Company Profiles

  • Astrophysics Inc
  • Dhonaadhi Hitec Innovations
  • Krystalvision Image Systems Pvt. Ltd
  • Nuctech Company Limited
  • Rapiscan Systems, Inc
  • Safran
  • VOTI Detection Inc
  • Safeway Inspection System Limited
  • Smiths Detection Group Ltd. (Smiths Group plc).
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Cargo Size, Technology, and Application

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, RoAPAC, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam

Frequently Asked Questions

What are key driving factors behind air cargo security and screening systems market growth?

The air cargo security and screening systems have been in use for several years worldwide, however, the technology has been experiencing immense demand in recent years. Increasing deployment of security and screening systems at airport and constant need to transport temperature-sensitive products are supporting the growth of air cargo security and screening systems market.

What are key market opportunities for air cargo security and screening systems market?

Growing safety concerns due to rising incidence of terrorism will also provide growth opportunities to the market players during the forecast period.

Which technology dominated the market in 2021?

The global air cargo security and screening systems market was dominated by the EDS segment with market share of 36.4% in 2020. X-ray is gaining momentum across the globe. The EDS (explosive detection system) uses a single X-ray source and dual-energy design that provides high-resolution 3D images along with 2D and 3D organic or inorganic material discrimination.

Which region has dominated the air cargo security and screening systems market in 2021?

In 2021, APAC led the market with a substantial revenue share, followed by North America and Europe. APAC is a prospective market for air cargo security and screening systems market players.

Which are the major companies operating in the air cargo security and screening systems market?

The major companies in air cargo security and screening systems includes Smith Detection Inc., Rapiscan, Leidos Inc., Nutech, and VOTI Detection Inc. The ranking has been derived analysing multiple parameters such as annual revenue earned from air cargo security and screening systems portfolio, client base, geographic locations, R&D expenditure, brand image, and number of employees, among others. These companies are actively participating in developing air cargo security and screening systems for various applications.

The List of Companies - Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems Market

  1. Astrophysics Inc
  2. Dhonaadhi Hitec Innovations
  3. Krystalvision Image Systems Pvt. Ltd
  4. Nuctech Company Limited
  5. Rapiscan Systems, Inc
  6. Safran S.A.
  7. VOTI Detection Inc
  8. Safeway Inspection System Limited
  9. Smith’s Detection Group Ltd. (Smiths Group plc).

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