The prominent players operating the global voyage data recorder (VDR) market are Danelec Marine A/S (Denmark), Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine B.V. (UK), Netwave Systems B.V. (The Netherlands), Beijing Highlander Digital Technology Co. Ltd. (China), Digital Control Systems International Ltd. (Greece), INTERSCHALT maritime systems GmbH (Germany), Furuno Electric CO. Ltd. (Japan), Totem Plus Ltd. (Israel), Japan Radio Co. Ltd. (Japan), and Consilium AB (Sweden).
The global voyage data recorder (VDR) market is predicted to garner USD 1,798.2 million, grabbing a CAGR of 2.25% during the forecast period (2017 to 2023) owing to the improved safety standards in the maritime sector, asserts Market Research Future (MRFR). Voyage data recorder or (VDR) is referred to as a record-keeping device which is specifically invented to be installed in a watercraft. A VDR helps to gather information from various sensors on board and later stores it in an externally mounted protective storage unit. The recording is then recovered in a digitized and compressed format and is used for later investigation in the event of accidents.
Drivers and Constraints Impacting the Market
With improved safety standards in the maritime sector, the global voyage data recorder is estimated to flourish during the appraisal period. Organizations like International Maritime Organization (IMO), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and other regional associations have come up with mandates in order to ensure the safety of the maritime sector. Moreover, as the demand for unmanned undersea vehicles is increasing for mine countermeasures operations, naval intelligence, anti-submarine warfare missions, and ISR roles, it is creating opportunities for the market during the assessment period. The market is also gearing up due to several factors such as the advent of advanced VDR technologies, improved safety standards at sea, and proactive usage of VDRs.
Additional factors such as strict government mandates for using diesel exhaust fluid, the growing use of selective catalytic reduction technology, and rising production of vehicles are promoting the market growth. With technological advancements and e-commerce, and industrial revolution in the emerging economies, the marine industry is likely to reshape, thereby contributing to the growth of the market during the appraisal period.
Global Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) Market: Segmental Analysis
The global voyage data recorder (VDR) market has been segmented on the basis of type and application.
By mode of type, the global voyage data recorder (VDR) market has been segmented into general voyage data recorder and simplified voyage data recorder. Among these, the general voyage data recorder segment is considered to occupy the largest market share of 62.8% in 2016. The segment is considered to expand at the highest CAGR of 2.29% throughout the appraisal period.
By mode of application, the global voyage data recorder (VDR) market has been segmented into cargo ship, passenger ship, and naval ship. Among these, the cargo ships segment is likely to occupy the largest market share of 67.0% in 2016. The segment is considered to expand at the highest CAGR with 2.42% in the coming years. The segment growth is credited to the rising investment in the port infrastructure coupled with globalization.
Geographically, the voyage data recorder (VDR) market span across regions namely, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Rest-of-the-World (RoW).
Among all the regions, the North American region is considered to dominate the global voyage data recorders market grabbing a share of 40.4%. The region leads in terms of technological advancements and expenditure, thereby generating high demand for VDRs. The market in this region is mainly dominated by the U.S., although Canada makes some investments in the development of such systems. Moreover, growing expenditure on naval ships will further add impetus to the market growth.
Europe is the second largest region as some of the major European countries like France, the UK, Russia, and Germany, with vast coastlines, are home to marine industries and organizations, besides their large naval forces.
March 03, 2018: Danelec Marine along with global distributor Mackay Marine is almost completing their Voyage Data Recorder retrofit program for Diamond S Shipping’s fleet of 30 medium-range product tankers. Mackay has installed Danelec’s new-generation DM100 VDRs on their ships as replacements for the existing VDRs.
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