Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market: Industry Analysis and Forecast (2023-2029)

  • Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market was valued at USD 771.93 Million in 2023. Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market size is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.2 % over the forecast period.

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Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market Definition:

Shipbroking is a financial service, which forms part of the shipping industry. A shipbroker is a person or entity that acts as an intermediary between ship owners and charters or the buyers and sellers of the ships. Some brokerage firms have developed into large companies, incorporating departments specializing in shipping’s various sectors, e.g. Dry Cargo Chartering, Tanker Chartering, Container Chartering, Sales and Purchase, Demolition, etc. The principal shipping and shipbroking centers worldwide are in London, New York, Singapore, and Tokyo. The various shipping business activities which operate under the heading of shipbroking are divided into three main disciplines: Dry cargo chartering, Tanker Chartering, and Ship sale and purchase.


Further, the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market is segmented by type, End-Use, and geography. Based on type, the Shipbroking market is segmented under Container Vessels, Tankers, Dry Bulk, Valuation, and Recycling. Based on the End- User the shipbroking market is segmented into Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defense, Government, and Others. By geography, the market covers the major countries in the Asia Pacific i.e., India, China, Japan, Australia, and the Rest of Asia Pacific For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on value (in USD Million).


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Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market Dynamics:

The major factors driving the growth of the shipbroking market in the Asia Pacific region are Rapid technological advancements, government initiatives, and digitalization.  Increased investment in the marine industry is leading to increased Automatic Identification System demand for tracking vessels. Automatic Identification Systems require no manual intervention unlike radar, the systems are not impacted by weather conditions and can offer longer wavelengths, especially during night times. With a technological revolution like Automatic Identification Systems, it is possible to transfer accurate information quickly and dynamically. Earlier the system was only used for collision prevention and safety but the technology’s flexibility enabled new applications like allowing cost-effective navigation. The end-users of Automation Identification Systems are oil companies and large shipping operators. The growing sea trades and rapid globalization is the major factor contributing to the growth of the shipbroking market in the Asia Pacific region.


The major challenge faced by the shipbroking market was in 2020 delivery of ships declined by 12 percent, partly due to lockdown-induced labour shortages that disrupted marine-industrial activity. The ships delivered were mostly bulk carriers followed by oil tankers and container ships. The owners and operators tried to cope with tight vessel supply, they were also buying more second-hardships resulting increase in prices. The orders for new ships had declined by 16 percent. The demand for containerization has been higher than expected and, shipping capacity has been constrained by logistical hurdles which result in shortages in the container environment.


Rapid technological innovation and digitalization are not just a way of boosting efficiency but also for maintaining business continuity at times of disruption. Technological innovations include advanced analytics, onboard sensors, communication technology, port call optimization, blockchains, big data, and autonomous ships and vehicles During the pandemic these technologies have helped reduce physical contact and keep ships moving. Technological advances have also stimulated consumer spending online these trends will continue to redefine the production and consumption pattern and how ships, ports, and their hinterland connections deliver cargo and service.


Digitalization allows a paperless environment whereas trade procedures are carried out online for traders it reduces time and cost and increases transparency and market access, while also reducing physical contact. In addition, smart digital solutions improve public administration of trade and boost efficiency in export, import and transit operations. Another ICT innovation-based technology is the trade information portal a website that provides traders easy access to information about trade regulations and procedures. Freight rates are expected to remain high. Demand is strong and there is growing uncertainty on the supply side with concern about the efficiency of port operations.


Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market Segment Analysis:

Based on type, the Asia Pacific shipbroking market is bifurcated into Container Vessels, Tankers, Dry Bulk, Valuations, and Recycling. Dry Bulk segment has dominated the market in 2023 and will remain the same during the forecast period. A dry bulk commodity is a raw material that is shipped in large unpackaged parcels. It consists of mostly unprocessed materials that are destined to be used in the manufacturing and production process. The major dry bulk trades include iron ore, coal, grain, bauxite, sand and gravel, and scrap metal.


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Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market Key Players Insights:

The market is characterized by the existence of several well-known firms. These companies control a large portion of the market, have a wide product portfolio, and have a presence. In addition, the market comprises small to mid-sized competitors that sell a limited variety of items, some of which are self-publishing organizations.


The market's major companies have a significant impact because most of them have extensive networks through which they can reach their massive client bases. To drive revenue growth and strengthen their positions in the market, key players in the market, particularly in North America and Europe, are focusing on strategic initiatives such as acquisitions, new collection launches, and partnerships.


The objective of the report is to present a comprehensive analysis of the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market to the stakeholders in the industry. The report provides trends that are most dominant in the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market and how these trends will influence new business investments and market development throughout the forecast period. The report also aids in the comprehension of the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market dynamics and competitive structure of the market by analyzing market leaders, market followers, and regional players.


The qualitative and quantitative data provided in the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market report is to help understand which market segments, and regions are expected to grow at higher rates, factors affecting the market, and key opportunity areas, which will drive the industry and market growth through the forecast period. The report also includes the competitive landscape of key players in the industry along with their recent developments in the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market. The report studies factors such as company size, market share, market growth, revenue, production volume, and profits of the key players in the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market.


The report provides Porter's Five Force Model, which helps in designing the business strategies in the market. The report helps in identifying how many rivals exist, who they are, and how their product quality is in the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market. The report also analyses if the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market is easy for a new player to gain a foothold in the market, do they enter or exit the market regularly, if the market is dominated by a few players, etc.


The report also includes a PESTEL Analysis, which aids in the development of company strategies. Political variables help in figuring out how much a government can influence the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market. Economic variables aid in the analysis of economic performance drivers that have an impact on the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market. Understanding the impact of the surrounding environment and the influence of environmental concerns on the Asia Pacific Shipbroking market is aided by legal factors.


Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market Scope

Market Size in 2023

USD 771.93 Mn.

Market Size in 2030

USD 962.36 Mn.

CAGR (2024-2030)

3.2 %

Historic Data


Base Year


Forecast Period


Segment Scope

by Type

  • Container Vessels
  • Tankers
  • Dry Bulk
  • Valuation
  • Recycling

by End-Use

  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Government

Country Scope

  • China
  • India 
  • Japan 
  • South Korea
  • Australia 
  • Rest of APAC


Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market Key Players:  

  • Clarkson Plc
  • EA Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd
  • Howe Robinson Partners Pte Ltd
  • Lorentzen and Stemoco AS
  • Maersk Broker KSÂ
  • McQuilling Partners Inc
  • Poten and Partners Inc
  • Simpson Spence Young Ltd
  • Braemar Shipping Services
  • Compass Maritime Services LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

The segments covered in the Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market report are based on Product, Age Group, and Distribution Channel.

  1. Scope of the Report
  2. Research Methodology
    • Research Process
    • Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market: Target Audience
    • Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market: Primary Research (As per Client Requirement)
    • Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market: Secondary Research
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Competitive Landscape
    • Stellar Competition matrix
      • Asia Pacific Stellar Competition Matrix
    • Key Players Benchmarking: - by Product, Pricing, Investments, Expansion Plans, Physical Presence, and Presence in the Market.
    • Mergers and Acquisitions in Industry: - M&A by Region, Value, and Strategic Intent
    • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
    • Market Challenges
    • PESTLE Analysis
    • PORTERS Five Force Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
  5. Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market Segmentation
    • Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market, by Type (2023-2030)
      •  Container Vessels
      • Tankers
      • Dry Bulk
      • Valuation
      •  Recycling
    • Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market, by End User (2023-2030)
      •  Oil and Gas
      • Manufacturing
      •  Aerospace and Defense
      • Government
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific Shipbroking Market, by Country (2023-2030)
      • India
      • China
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
  6. Company Profiles
    • Key Players
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Business Strategy
        • Key Developments
      •  Clarkson Plc
      • EA Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd
      • Howe Robinson Partners Pte Ltd
      • Lorentzen and Stemoco AS
      • Maersk Broker KSÂ
      • McQuilling Partners Inc
      • Poten and Partners Inc
      • Simpson Spence Young Ltd
      • Braemar Shipping Services
      • Compass Maritime Services LLC
  7. Key Findings
  8. Recommendations

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