Electric Ships Market Share & Size | Global Report 2022, 2028

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Electric Ships Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Battery Electric Ships, Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ships, and Hybrid Electric Ships), Power (Less Than 75 KW, 75 - 150 KW, 151 - 745 KW, 746 - 7560 KW, and More Than 7560 KW), Range (Less Than 50 Km, 50 - 100 Km, 101 - 1000 Km, and More Than 1000 Km), and Ship Type (Cruise Ships, Ferries, Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Fishing Vessels, Destroyers, Aircraft Carriers, and Others)

Publication Month: Mar 2022 | Report Code: TIPRE00007455 | No. of Pages: 164 | Category: Automotive and Transportation | Status: Published

The electric ships market was valued US$ 3.82 billion in 2021, it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% from 2021 to 2028.

An electric boat is any boat or ship whose primary propulsion technology is an electric drive system. It can be a full-battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric, electric hybrid boat or ship, from tugboats, ferries, cargo ships, and barges to tour boats, fishing trawlers, cruising yachts, and unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). Electric ships are driven electrically, unlike conventional diesel engine ships. These ships use a battery storage device as their power source to drive electric motors. Numerous types of batteries can be used in an electric ship, including lithium-ion batteries, lead-acid batteries, and fuel cells. Electric ships are mainly ferries and small passenger ships on inland waterways that sail entirely with electricity. They travel only short distances with ~80 km in a single charge. Further, solar-powered ships are also used in lightweight ships that require low power output. However, the power requirements of cargo ships cannot be fulfilled by a fully electric system due to heavyweight; hence cargo ships are utilizing a hybrid diesel-electric system.


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Report Coverage - Electric Ships Market
Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 3.82 billion in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 7.76 billion by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 10.3% from 2021 to 2028.
Forecast Period2021- 2028
Base Year2021
No. of Pages164
No. of Tables78
No. of Charts & Figures85
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredType, Power, Range, and Ship Type
Regional scopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America
Country scopeUS, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverageRevenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Electric Ships Market

The COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the electric ships market. The pandemic led to unparalleled global impacts on human mobility. In the ocean, ship-based activities are affected due to severe restrictions on human movements and changes in consumption of goods. A few countries have closed their cruise industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, some cruise lines are trying to resume their activities during the pandemic. Human activities in the ocean have been radically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with reports of port restrictions and shifts in consumption patterns impacting multiple maritime sectors, fisheries, passenger ferries, and cruise ships. However, in some regions, the shipping of goods was declared essential during the lockdown, which created a lucrative opportunity for the electric ships market.

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Electric Ships Market Insights

Rise in Adoption of Hybrid and Electric Propulsion Systems for Retrofitting Ships

Retrofitting ships is gaining interest and attracting shipowners/shipbuilders to extend the lifetime of their existing ships. Such a process provides a chance to reduce fuel consumption and stay updated with the latest eco-friendly solutions as a cost-effective procedure. Retrofitting is becoming a common practice in the maritime industry. Shipbuilders are moving toward automation, integrating newly built ships, and retrofitting existing ships with hybrid and electric propulsion systems. This system is a convenient choice for retrofitting outdated ships with enormous retrofit potential, including ferries, container vessels, cruise ships, tugboats, and general cargo ships. Shipbuilders choose to retrofit ships with a hybrid-electric propulsion system or a fully electric propulsion system as it is a relatively cheaper option than purchasing a new ship. Further, several European shipbuilders are actively retrofitting their current ship fleet with hybrid and electric propulsion systems. For instance, according to the article published by the Riviera Maritime Media Ltd, in March 2020, the offshore supply vessel (OSV) owners invested in retrofitting diesel-electric/LNG-powered fleets with battery-hybrid propulsion in a move that is paying off for the charterer, owner, and the environmental issues in Norway. These factors have resulted in the adoption of hybrid and electric propulsion systems for retrofitting ships.

Type-Based Market Insights

Based on type, the electric ships market is segmented into battery electric ships, plug-in hybrid electric ships, and hybrid electric ships. The hybrid electric ships segment led the market in 2020. The reliability offered by hybrid electric ships supports its demand owing to the use of supplementary propulsion systems and higher speed, which can reduce the risk of failure and cover greater distances in less time. Besides, hybrid electric vessel propulsion can be propelled in two ways—electrical (via diesel-electric or battery power-driven) or mechanical (direct diesel drove). Furthermore, ship owners or shipping and logistic companies across the globe prefer hybrid electric ships as they enable lower fuel consumption and help reduce operational costs. The use of diesel-electric propulsion at low power and direct diesel-driven propulsion in need of high power that is inland water sailing with different speed conditions enables a reduction in operational cost in the electric ship. This is a smarter way to use available energy and save on fuel costs by using hybrid electric ship propulsion.

Electric Ships Market, by Type – during 2020–2028 (%)

Electric Ships Market, by Type – during 2020–2028 (%)

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Players operating in the electric ships market adopt strategies, such as mergers, acquisitions, and market initiatives, to maintain their positions in the market. A few developments by key players are listed below.

  • In November 2021, BAE Systems launched a next-generation power and propulsion system to help marine operators reach zero emissions. It provides a flexible solution improving electrical efficiency and vessel range, increasing propulsion power, and simplifying installation.
  • In September 2020, Kolumbus (a mobility company) and Fjellstrand (shipbuilder) signed a contract to deliver the world’s first fully electrical fast ferry. This project had received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

Based on type, the electric ships market is segmented into battery electric ships, plug-in hybrid electric ships, and hybrid electric ships. Based on the power, the electric ships market is segmented into less than 75 kW, 75-150 kW, 151-745 kW, 746-7560 kW, and more than 7560 kW. Based on range, the electric ships market is categorized into less than 50 km, 50-100 km, 101-1000 km, and more than 1000 km. Based on ships type, the electric ships market is segmented into cruise ship, ferries, tankers, bulk carriers, fishing vessels, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and others. By geography, the electric ships market is segmented into five major regions—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South America (SAM).

Company Profiles

  • BAE Systems
  • Duffy Electric Boat Company
  • Fjellstrand AS
  • X Shore
  • General Dynamic Electric Boat
  • Hurtigruten
  • MAN Energy Solutions
  • PortLiner
  • Siemens Energy
  • VARD AS

Frequently Asked Questions

Europe dominated the Electric Ships market in 2020 with a share of 48.6% and is expected to continue its dominance by 2028. North America is the second-largest contributor to the global Electric Ships market in 2020, followed by Asia Pacific.
The major companies in Electric Ships market are BAE Systems, Duffy Electric Boat Company, Fjellstrand AS, X Shore, General Dynamic Electric Boat, Hurtigruten, MAN Energy Solutions, PortLiner, Siemens Energy, and VARD AS
The major Application in Electric Ships includes cruise ship, ferries, tankers, bulk carriers, fishing vessels, destroyers, aircraft carriers, and others. In terms of market share, the electric ships market was dominated by the ferries segment in 2020.
The electric ships market, by type is segmented into battery electric ships, plug-in hybrid electric ships, and hybrid electric ships. The Electric Ships market was dominated by the hybrid electric ships segment in 2020.
Nowadays, hybrid propulsion technology is commonly used for small vessels such as ferries. For instance, according to the article published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, in January 2019, the UK shipbuilder Ferguson Marine had built Catriona, a £12.3 million (US$ 15.82 million) diesel-electric-battery-power hybrid ferry for CalMac to use on its Clyde and Hebridean routes. However, with the development of marine electric propulsion technology and alternative fuels such as fuel cells, there is a massive opportunity for manufacturers to work on hybrid-electric propulsion systems for larger ships. The stricter emissions targets have encouraged shipbuilders to install a hybrid propulsion system on existing or new vessels. The research & development (R&D) department for ABB marine activities in Norway stated that the hybrid propulsion systems significantly reduce both fuel consumption and emissions, according to the article published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in January 2019. Therefore, with the growing emission control norms, the adoption of hybrid-electric propulsion systems is increasing among larger ships, creating a massive opportunity for manufacturing larger ships using hybrid-electric propulsion systems.
The idea of retrofitting ships is gaining interest and is attracting shipowners/shipbuilders to extend the lifetime of their existing ships. Such a process provides a chance to reduce fuel consumption and stay up to date with the latest eco-friendly solutions as a cost-effective procedure. Retrofitting is becoming a common practice in the maritime industry. Shipbuilders are moving toward automation, integrating new build ships, and retrofitting existing ships with hybrid and electric propulsion systems. A hybrid-electric propulsion system is a convenient choice for retrofitting outdated ships. Ships have a large retrofit potential, including ferries, container vessels, cruise ships, tugboats, and general cargo ships. Shipbuilders choose to retrofit ships with a hybrid-electric propulsion system or a fully electric propulsion system as it is a relatively cheaper option than purchasing a new ship. These factors mentioned above have resulted in the adoption of hybrid and electric propulsion systems for retrofitting ships.

The List of Companies - Electric Ships Market

  1. BAE Systems
  2. Duffy Electric Boat Company
  3. Fjellstrand AS
  4. X Shore
  5. General Dynamic Electric Boat
  6. Hurtigruten
  7. MAN Energy Solutions
  8. PortLiner
  9. Siemens Energy
  10. VARD AS
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