The shipping industry is responsible for about 90% of global trade by volume. Governments prioritize the safe and secure transportation of goods, including from land to sea at port sites, to ensure economic stability and growth.
Ports are regarded as national infrastructure and are both a potential terrorist target and an entry point for terrorists; still, persistent threats (the illegal movement of individuals, weapons, drugs, or other illicit materials) are often higher on the risk register than terrorism-related threats because they are more common and cause greater losses or damage to port operations. Concerns about persistent threats are primarily behind the push to enhance security technology at ports, with the West taking tougher stances on border control to stem the tide of illegal immigration.
This research assesses the global maritime port security market through the identification of market trends, drivers and restraints, key technologies, and main developments by region. An examination of notable projects and investments will identify areas of considerable growth and opportunities for security providers. The focus is on the land-side security of a port; the study excludes ship onboard security technologies, automatic identification systems, and vessel traffic services and systems.