Marine Engine Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2021-2027)


Emphasis on Power Range (>1000 HP, 1001-5000 HP, 5001-10000 HP, 10001-20000 HP and Above 20000 HP); Type (Two-stroke, Four-stroke); Engine (Propulsion Engine, Auxiliary Engine), Vessel Type (Commercial Vessel, Offshore Support Vessel, Others; Fuels (Heavy Fuel oil, Intermediate Fuel Oil, Marine Diesel Oil, Marine Gas Oil, Other); and Region and Country







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Marine Engine Market
Marine Engine Market


Marine Engine Market is expected to exceed the market valuation of more than US$ 18 billion in 2027 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period (2021-2027). The marine transport sector is considered the pillar of international trade. According to the International Chamber of Shipping (United Kingdom), more than 90% of the global merchandise trade in terms of volume is conceded via sea/ocean. The cost of transportation via sea is considered cheaper compared to that of rail and road transport. Asia-Pacific is considered the leading supplier of manufactured goods, thus, the overall demand for container ships is significantly high in the Asia-Pacific region. CO2 emissions from the Shipping sector account for 18% of global transportation sourced with 20-year CO2equivalent global warming potential. In addition, the sector targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 50% by 2050, through the adoption of new low-carbon and net-zero carbon fuels and engines. This would provide ample growth opportunity for the biomass and biofuels demand in the shipping industry. Currently, the global shipping industry consumes 300 Mt/years.

Transportation CO2 By Source, 2021

Marine Engine Market
Marine Engine Market

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a drop of 8.5% in global transport fuel consumption in 2020, compared to the 2019 value, owing to the restrictions imposed on people’s movements and disruption in trade logistics around the globe. With the ongoing economic downturn, the shutdown of production facilities, and lockdowns, the demand for commercial vessels is witnessing a decline in demand. In addition, the cancelation of cruise ships and the slowdown in international trade investments in commercial vessels are also expected to affect the demand for marine engines.


“Amongst Power Range, engine with a power above 20000 HP dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on power range the global marine engine market is bifurcated into <1000 HP, 1001-5000 HP, 5001-10000 HP, 10001-20000 HP, and Above 20000 HP. Current, engine with a power range Above 20000 HP dominates the market, owing to high usage in bulk containers and other commercial vessels. A bulk container is designed to store and transport bulk liquid and granulated substances, such as food ingredients, solvents, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, among others, in large quantities.

“Amongst Type, Two-Stroke marine engine dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on Type, the market is bifurcated into Two-stroke and Four-stroke marine engines. In 2020, the two-stock engine segment dominated the market. At the beginning of 2020, the total world fleet amounted to 98,140 commercial ships of 100 gross tons and above, equivalent to a capacity of 2.06 billion. In 2019, the global commercial shipping fleet grew by 4.1%, representing the highest growth rate since 2014.

“Amongst Engine, Propulsion Engine dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on Engine, the market is bifurcated into Propulsion Engine and Auxiliary Engine. Currently, the Propulsion engine segment dominated the market.

“Amongst Vessel, Commercial vessel segment dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on the Vessel type, the market is segmented into Commercial Vessel, Offshore Support Vessel, and Others. In 2020, the commercial vessel segment dominated the market and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The high share of the commercial vessel segment can be attributed to the increasing international freight trade and cargo movement paired with the increased installation of advanced electrical devices as a replacement for the aging infrastructure.


“Amongst Fuels, Heavy Fuel oil dominated the market in 2020.”

Based on Fuel, the report segments the market into Heavy Fuel oil, Intermediate Fuel Oil, Marine Diesel Oil, Marine Gas Oil, and Others. Currently, the heavy fuel oil segment dominated the market and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the analyzed period. The high share of the segment can be credited to its increased application in medium and low-speed marine engines.

“Asia-Pacific represents the largest market in the Global Marine Engines Market.”

For a better understanding of the market adoption, the report provides a detailed analysis of major regions and countries including North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of APAC), and Rest of World. In 2020, Asia-Pacific dominated the market. Most shipbuilding companies, including manufacturers of propulsion systems and engines, are headquartered in the Asia-Pacific region. Thus, the demand for maritime transport services and the growth of the shipping industry in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to provide ample growth opportunity for the marine engines manufacturers during the forecast period 2021-2027. Some of the major companies profiled in the report include Cummins, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Caterpillar, MAN SE, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Volvo Penta, Rolls-Royce, Win GD, GE Transportation, Deutz AG.

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  • Deep dive country level analysis of the industry

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1.1.Market Definitions
1.3.Stake Holders
1.4.Currency Used in Report
2.1.Research Methodology for the Global Marine Engines Market
 2.1.1.Main Objective of the Global Marine Engines Market


7.1.>1000 hp
7.2.1001-5000 Hp
7.3.5001-10000 Hp
7.4.10001-20000 Hp
7.5.Above 20000 Hp
9.1.Propulsion Engine
9.2.Auxiliary Engine
10.1.Commercial Vessel
10.2.Offshore Support Vessel


11.1.Heavy Fuel oil
11.2.Intermediate Fuel Oil
11.3.Marine Diesel Oil
11.4.Marine Gas Oil
12.1.North America Marine Engines Market 
12.2.Europe Marine Engines Market 
12.3.Asia Pacific Marine Engines Market
12.4.Rest of World Marine Engines Market 
13.1.Market Drivers
13.2.Market Challenges
13.3.Impact Analysis




17.1.Demand Side Analysis
17.2.Supply Side Analysis
 17.2.1.Top Product Launches
 17.2.2.Top Business Partnerships
 17.2.3.Top Business Expansions, Investments and Divestitures
 17.2.4.Top Merger and Acquisitions


19.1.Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
 19.1.1.Bargaining power of Supplier
 19.1.2.Bargaining power of Buyer
 19.1.3.Industry Rivalry
 19.1.4.Availability of Substitute
 19.1.5.Threat of new Entrants
19.2.Competitive Landscape
 19.2.1.Company Shares, By Revenue


20.1. Cummins
20.2. Hyundai Heavy Industries
20.3. Caterpillar
20.4. MAN SE
20.5. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
20.6. Volvo Penta
20.7. Rolls-Royce
20.8. Win GD
20.9. GE Transportation
20.10. Deutz AG


Research Methodology

Analyzing the historical market, estimating the current market, and forecasting the future market of the Marine Engines were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze its adoption across the globe. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the Marine Engines industry. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a bottom-up approach to forecast the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments of the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

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Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the Marine Engines market through company internal sources such as annual reports & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the Marine Engines market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather current market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments included in the report are power range, power type, Engine, Vessel, and fuels. Further regional and country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of the Marine Engines globally.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of Marine Engines. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as growing international trade, rising demand for dual-fuel engines, etc. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the Marine Engines industry.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the Global Marine Engines market, and market shares of each segment. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., bottom-up approach was applied to arrive at the market forecast to 2027 for different segments and subsegments across the major regions globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of value (US$) and the adoption rate of Marine Engines across the major markets
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the Marine Engines market in terms of services offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market.

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, and Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

Marine Engine Market
Marine Engine Market


Market Engineering

Data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers of each segment and sub-segment of the Global Marine Engines market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of power range, type, Engine, Vessel, and fuels.

The main objective of the Marine Engines Market Study

The current & future market trends of Global Marine Engines were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments from the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends would determine the overall attractiveness of the market at a country level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of Marine Engines in terms of value (US$). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of power range, power type, Engine, Vessel, and fuels
  • Defined analysis of the regulatory framework for the Marine Engines industry
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the Marine Engines for the major countries
  • Major regions/countries analyzed in the report include North America (US, Canada, Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific), and Rest of World
  • Company profiles of the Marine Engines market players and the growth strategies adopted by them to sustain in the fast-growing market

Deep dive country-level analysis of the industry

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