Security check of cargo consignments was previously done manually by the appointed security guards at the airport. It was carried to confirm the cargo is not carrying any hazardous thing or anything which is not allowed by global air cargo laws. When the number of cargos on the airport was less, things could be done manually.
But due to globalization, entry of the larger number of air service providers, air traffic got increased and the flow of cargo consignments on the airport started growing. To handle the rising flow and to scrutinize the cargo consignment efficiently, accurately, and quicker, the airport started installing Air Cargo Security and Screening Systems at airports. With the help of these systems, cargos can be scanned without any mistakes and size of the cargo is no more a constraint. Major systems presently used screenings based on X-rays, ETD, and EDS technologies.
Earlier, when the lifestyle and speed of day-to-day business transactions were comparatively slow, advanced and computer-based technology to scan cargos was not needed. But now, life has become faster, businesses have no time to waste, everything is demanded in as much lesser time as possible. In addition, the world is constantly in the threat of security breaches, attacks from the anti-social elements; in such situations, airports are demanding more efficient machinery to scan cargos. Advanced functions with accurate and faster scanning process, with cost-effective prices, are qualities every airport security is demanding for. These are the factors boosting the growth of the global air cargo security and screening systems market. However, lack of invention in this market is creating a disturbance in its long-term growth.
The global air cargo security and screening systems market are segmented on the basis of types of technologies used and regions. On the basis of types, the market is divided into X-rays, ETD, and EDS technologies. X-ray based screening creates high penetration to detect products. Its range varies from detection of metals, paper, fish, and liquid. ETD is the most popular and widely used screening technology in the aviation industry. EDS technology is costlier than other but it is highly automated and hence save unnecessary consumption of manual efforts.
North America is dominating the global air cargo security and screening systems market owing to its developed economy and worldwide business spread. This trend is followed by Asia Pacific and is anticipated to witness high growth owing to rising trade activities and industrialization in this region.
The key companies operating in air cargo security and screening systems market include L-3 Security Detection Systems, American Science and Engineering, Rapiscan Systems, 3DX-RAY. Other key players dominating the global market are Armstrong Monitoring, AUTOCLEAR, CEIA, Morpho Detection Rockwell Collins, Gilardoni, Nuctech, Astrophysics, and Smith’s Detection.
Air Cargo Security And Screening Systems Market: Regional Segment Analysis
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa