As per a recent industry report put forward by Global Market insights Inc. , Marine Lubricants Market is forecast to register its name in the billion-dollar fraternity down the line of six years, by exceeding a revenue of USD 5.9 billion by 2024 with a projected CAGR of 4.7% over 2017-2024.
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.
U.S. Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2016 & 2024 (USD Million)
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.
Stringent government norms towards nitrogen and sulfur emission reduction might hinder industry growth. This could be overcome by developing bio marine lubricants which emits lower emission concentration owing to high boiling point of esters. This factor helps in reducing overall operational cost during the lifecycle owing to less maintenance, disposable requirements and storage.
Marine lubricants market size from drill ships may witness gains at over 3.5%. Major oil & gas exploring companies have engaged in multiple drilling projects to discover new reserves for hydrocarbon. Increase in offshore drilling activities to meet growing demand of crude oil & its refined products from chemical industries and refineries should favor product demand.
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.