According to MANA,Cargo Shipping Market - Global Trends and Forecast to 2021, the growth in container transport will have highest growth in cargo shipping trade compared to other types of cargos.
Demographic changes and the increased globalization drive the growth for container transport. Additionally, the investments in port infrastructure, global supply & demand cycle will have positive impact on container transport.
Asia-Pacific region dominates the container transport followed by Europe and North America in 2016. Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global cargo shipping trade in 2016. Developing Asian economies are driving growth in Asia-Pacific region.
China is major exporter in Asia-Pacific as it is developed as manufacturing hub. Market demand, developments in port infrastructure and strong government support has enabled Asia-Pacific to achieve largest market share.
North America is estimated to have the third-largest market share in cargo shipping trade, by volume, in 2016.