Marine Lubricants Market by Type (Mineral Oil, Synthetic, Bio-Based, and Grease), Application (Engine, Hydraulic, And Compressor), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

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The Market Size of Marine Lubricants is Projected to Reach USD 6.02 Billion by 2021, Registering a CAGR of 2.2% Between 2016 and 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Avin Oil S.A. (Greece)
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Gulf Oil (India)
  • Lukoil
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
  • Stanley Group (UAE)
  • MORE

“Marine lubricants market projected to register a CAGR of 2.2%”

The market size of marine lubricants is projected to reach USD 6.02 billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 2.2% between 2016 and 2021. The growth rate is expected to be steady during the forecast period. The market is expected to register a nominal growth due to increase in bilateral trade between different nations. The major factors restraining the growth of the market are less trade activities and rising number of idle ships.

“Mineral oil to be the largest oil type of marine lubricants market”

Mineral oil lubricants are available in light and heavy grades depending on the usage and requirement. They are produced in large quantities because of its high demand in different marine applications such as engines, turbines, and stern tubes. The market for mineral oil is driven by demand from Asia-Pacific and Europe. The mineral oil marine lubricants market in North America and Central & South America will register a low growth rate due to the slow economic growth and strict marine laws.

“Engine is the largest application for marine lubricants during the forecast period”

The main function of the lubricating oil is to help in the formation of thick film of oil in between the moving parts of the machinery, which reduces the wear and friction in between the moving parts of engine. There are two types of oils used in the ship/vessel, cylinder oil and system oil. Lesser maintenance cost and longer running time for different vessels are generating huge demand for engine oil across the shipping industry.

“Asia-Pacific to be the largest and fastest-growing market during the forecast period”

Asia-Pacific will be the largest market for marine lubricants, as this region has the busiest ports among all other regions. The maximum trade is accounted from the ports of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Korea, resulting in high demand for marine lubricants in these countries. The trade from the ports of these countries is increasing and it will catalyze the demand for marine lubricants for proper maintenance of cargo, tankers and other types of ships.

Breakdown of profiles of primary interviews for the report:

  • By Company Type: Tier 1 - 30%, Tier 2 -43%, and Tier 3 - 27%
  • By Designation: C Level - 43%, Director Level - 30%, and Others - 27%
  • By Region: North America - 37%, Europe - 23%, Asia-Pacific - 26%, and RoW - 14%

Some of the key companies profiled in this report are Total S.A. (France), BP PLC (U.K.), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (Netherlands), Chevron Corporation (U.S.), Sinopec Corporation (China), Lukoil (Russia), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.), Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. (Japan), and Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (Greece).

Research Coverage

The report is segmented on the basis of oil type, application, ship type, and region. The major types covered in the report are mineral, synthetic, bio-based oil, and grease. The applications include engine, hydraulic, and compressor. The ship types covered in this study includes cargo ships, tankers, and container ships. The market is also segmented on the basis of regions including Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, and Central & South America.

Key Benefits:

  • Market segmentation based on oil type, application, ship type, and region
  • Market dynamics including drivers, restraint, and opportunities
  • Value chain analysis
  • Porter’s Five Forces model with respect to marine lubricants market
  • Profile of key market players of marine lubricants
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Avin Oil S.A. (Greece)
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Gulf Oil (India)
  • Lukoil
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
  • Stanley Group (UAE)
  • MORE
1 Introduction

    1.1 Objectives of the Study

    1.2 Market Definition

    1.3 Market Scope

           1.3.1 Markets Covered

           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study

    1.4 Currency

    1.5 Package Size

    1.6 Limitations

    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology

    2.1 Research Data

           2.1.1 Secondary Data

                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources

           2.1.2 Primary Data

                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources

                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights

                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews

    2.2 Market Size Estimation

           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach

           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach

    2.3 Marine Lubricants Market: Data Triangulation

    2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

    4.1 Significant Opportunities in the Marine Lubricants Market

    4.2 Marine Lubricants Market, By Region, 2016-2021

    4.3 Asia-Pacific Marine Lubricants Market Share, By Country and Oil Type, 2015

    4.4 Marine Lubricants Market Attractiveness, 2016-2021

    4.5 Marine Lubricants Market, By Application and Region, 2015

5 Market Overview

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Market Segmentation

           5.2.1 By Oil Type

           5.2.2 By Application

           5.2.3 By Ship Type

           5.2.4 By Region

    5.3 Market Dynamics

           5.3.1 Drivers

                    5.3.1.1 Infrastructure Developments to Strengthen the Global Shipping Industry

                    5.3.1.2 Emerging Alternate Technologies

           5.3.2 Restraints

                    5.3.2.1 Less Trade Activities Leading to Rising Number of Idle Ships

           5.3.3 Opportunities

                    5.3.3.1 Increasing Demand for Eco-Friendly Bio-Based Marine Lubricants

                    5.3.3.2 Shift From Group I to Group II Base Stocks

6 Industry Trends

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Value Chain Analysis

           6.2.1 Raw Materials

           6.2.2 Marine Lubricant Formulators

           6.2.3 Distribution/Marketing

           6.2.4 Applications

    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes

           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers

           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    6.4 Industry Outlook

           6.4.1 Shipping Industry

7 Marine Lubricants Market, By Oil Type

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Mineral Oil

    7.3 Synthetic

    7.4 Bio-Based

    7.5 Grease

8 Marine Lubricants Market, By Application

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Engine

           8.2.1 Cylinder Oil

           8.2.2 System Oil

    8.3 Hydraulic

    8.4 Compressor

    8.5 Others

9 Marine Lubricants Market, By Ship Type

    9.1 Introduction

           9.1.1 Cargo Ships

           9.1.2 Tankers

           9.1.3 Container Ships

           9.1.4 Others

10 Marine Lubricants Market, By Region

     10.1 Introduction

     10.2 Asia-Pacific

             10.2.1 Mineral Oil Dominates the Asia-Pacific Marine Lubricants Market

             10.2.2 Marine Lubricants Market in Compressors Application to Witness the Highest CAGR

             10.2.3 China Accounts for the Major Share of the Asia-Pacific Marine Lubricants Market

                        10.2.3.1 China

                        10.2.3.2 Singapore

                        10.2.3.3 Hong Kong

                        10.2.3.4 South Korea

                        10.2.3.5 Malaysia

                        10.2.3.6 Japan

                        10.2.3.7 Taiwan

     10.3 Europe

             10.3.1 Mineral Oil to Account for the Largest Share of the European Marine Lubricants Market

             10.3.2 Engines Application to Hold the Largest Share of the European Marine Lubricants Market

             10.3.3 Germany Accounts for the Major Share of the Asia-Pacific Marine Lubricants Market

                        10.3.3.1 Germany

                        10.3.3.2 Netherlands

                        10.3.3.3 Belgium

                        10.3.3.4 Spain

                        10.3.3.5 Italy

                        10.3.3.6 U.K.

                        10.3.3.7 Russia

     10.4 North America

             10.4.1 Bio-Based Marine Lubricant to Witness the Highest Growth in the North America Market

             10.4.2 Compressor to Be the Fastest-Growing Application in the North America Marine Lubricants Market

             10.4.3 U.S. Accounts for Maximum Share of the North America Marine Lubricants Market

                        10.4.3.1 U.S.

                        10.4.3.2 Canada

                        10.4.3.3 Mexico

     10.5 Middle East & Africa

             10.5.1 Bio-Based Marine Lubricants to Be the Fastest-Growing Segment of the Middle East & Africa Marine Lubricants Market

             10.5.2 Engine Application Dominates the Middle East & Africa Marine Lubricants Market

             10.5.3 UAE is the Largest Market for Marine Lubricants in the Middle East & Africa

                        10.5.3.1 UAE

                        10.5.3.2 Saudi Arabia

                        10.5.3.3 South Africa

     10.6 Central & South America

             10.6.1 Bio-Based Marine Lubricants to Be the Fastest-Growing Segment of the Central & South America Marine Lubricants Market

             10.6.2 Hydraulic Application to Register the Highest CAGR in Central & South America Marine Lubricants Market

             10.6.3 Panama is the Major Consumer of Marine Lubricants in Central & South America

                        10.6.3.1 Panama

                        10.6.3.2 Brazil

11 Competitive Landscape

     11.1 Overview

     11.2 Market Share of Key Players

     11.3 Competitive Benchmarking

     11.4 Competitive Situation and Trends

             11.4.1 Expansions

             11.4.2 New Product Launches

             11.4.3 Contracts & Agreements

             11.4.4 Joint Ventures

12 Company Profiles

     12.1 BP PLC.

     12.2 Chevron Corporation

     12.3 Exxonmobil Corporation

     12.4 Royal Dutch Shell PLC.

     12.5 Total S.A.

     12.6 Lukoil

     12.7 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.

     12.8 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

     12.9 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

     12.10 Sinopec Corporation

     12.11 Other Companies

             12.11.1 JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (Japan)

             12.11.2 Quepet Lubricants (UAE)

             12.11.3 Gulf Oil (India)

             12.11.4 Petronas Lubricants International (Malaysia)

             12.11.5 Fuchs Petrolub Se (Germany)

             12.11.6 Unimarine LLC (U.S.)

             12.11.7 Stanley Group (UAE)

             12.11.8 Vickers Oil (U.K.)

             12.11.9 World Fuel Service Corporation (U.S.)

             12.11.10 Avin Oil S.A. (Greece)

List of Tables
Table 1 Marine Lubricants Market, By Oil Type
Table 2 Marine Lubricants Market, By Application
Table 3 Marine Lubricants Market, By Ship Type
Table 4 Base Stock Classification
Table 5 Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 6 Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 7 Mineral Oil Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 Mineral Oil Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 9 Synthetic Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 Synthetic Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Bio-Based Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Bio-Based Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Grease Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Grease Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Engine Application, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Engine Application, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Hydraulic Application, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Hydraulic Application, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 21 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Compressor Application, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Compressor Application, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 23 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Marine Lubricants Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 25 Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Ship Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 26 Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 27 Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 29 Asia-Pacific: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 30 Asia-Pacific: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 31 Asia-Pacific: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 32 Asia-Pacific: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 33 Asia-Pacific: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 34 China: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 35 China: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Singapore: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 37 Singapore: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 38 Hong Kong: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 39 Hong Kong: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 40 South Korea: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 41 South Korea: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Malaysia: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 Malaysia: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Japan: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 45 Japan: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 46 Taiwan: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 47 Taiwan: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 48 Europe: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 50 Europe: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 Europe: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 52 Europe: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 Europe: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 54 Germany: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 55 Germany: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 56 Netherlands: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 57 Netherlands: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 58 Belgium: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 59 Belgium: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 60 Spain: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 61 Spain: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 62 Italy: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 63 Italy: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 64 U.K.: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 65 U.K.: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 66 Russia: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 67 Russia: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 68 North America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 69 North America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 70 North America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 71 North America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 72 North America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 73 North America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 74 U.S.: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 75 U.S.: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 76 Canada: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 77 Canada: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 78 Mexico: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 79 Mexico: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 80 Middle East & Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 81 Middle East & Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 82 Middle East & Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 83 Middle East & Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 84 Middle East & Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 85 Middle East & Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 86 UAE: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 87 UAE: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 88 Saudi Arabia: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 89 Saudi Arabia: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 90 South Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 91 South Africa: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 92 Central & South America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 93 Central & South America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 94 Central & South America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 95 Central & South America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 96 Central & South America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 97 Central & South America: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 98 Panama: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 99 Panama: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 100 Brazil: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 101 Brazil: Marine Lubricants Market Size, By Oil Type, 2014-2021 (Kiloton)
Table 102 Regional Presence and Brands of Key Players in the Marine Lubricants Market
Table 103 Expansions, 2012-2016
Table 104 New Product Launches, 2012-2016
Table 105 Contracts & Agreements, 2012-2016
Table 106 Joint Ventures, 2012-2016

List of Figures
Figure 1 Marine Lubricants: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Marine Lubricants Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Marine Lubricants Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 4 Mineral Oil to Dominate the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 5 Engines Application Accounted for the Largest Share of the Marine Lubricants Market in 2015
Figure 6 Cargo Ships to Accounts for the Largest Market Share
Figure 7 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest CAGR in the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 8 Long-Term Growth Prospects for the Marine Lubricants Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest Growing Market for Marine Lubricants
Figure 10 Mineral Oil Accounted for the Largest Market Share
Figure 11 Asia-Pacific to Be the Fastest-Growing Market
Figure 12 Engines Was the Largest Application in All Regions
Figure 13 Marine Lubricants Market, By Region
Figure 14 Overview of Forces Governing the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 15 Value Chain of the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 16 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 17 Global Merchandise Export and Import Statistics, 2014
Figure 18 Mineral Oil to Dominate the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 19 Engine Application to Dominate the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 20 Cargo Ships to Dominate the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 21 Asia-Pacific Countries Emerging as New Hotspot for the Marine Lubricants Market
Figure 22 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China to Dominate the Asia-Pacific Marine Lubricants Market, 2016-2021
Figure 23 Expansion Was Most Preferred Growth Strategy Adopted By Major Players Between 2012 and 2016
Figure 24 Key Growth Strategies in the Marine Lubricants Market, 2011-2016
Figure 25 Major Companies Dominating the Global Marine Lubricants Market in 2015
Figure 26 BP PLC.: Company Snapshot
Figure 27 BP PLC.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 28 Chevron Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 29 Chevron Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 30 Exxonmobil Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 31 Exxonmobil Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 32 Royal Dutch Shell PLC.: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Royal Dutch Shell PLC.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 34 Total S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 Total S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 36 Lukoil: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Sinopec Corporation: Company Snapshot
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Avin Oil S.A. (Greece)
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Gulf Oil (India)
  • Lukoil
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
  • Stanley Group (UAE)
  • MORE

The global market size of marine lubricants is estimated to be USD 5.40 Billion in 2016, and is projected to reach USD 6.02 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 2.2% during the same period. The growth rate of the market in the next five years is projected to be steady. However, the relaxation of freight tax in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to boost the cargo trading demand in the near future, thereby, fueling the demand for marine lubricants.

The marine lubricants market is classified into engines, hydraulics, compressors, and others based on application. The market is dominated by the engines segment mainly because of huge size, high consumption, and smaller drain intervals, requiring large amount of fuels and lubricants. On the other hand, applications such as heat transfer fluids, gears, and turbines are also expected to drive the market during the forecast period. The compressors segment is projected to register the highest growth rate, in terms of value, between 2016 and 2021.

The marine lubricants market is classified into mineral oil, synthetic, bio-based, and grease by type. Mineral oil is the major type of marine lubricants that accounted for the maximum share of the market in 2015. The low cost and easy availability of mineral oil from crude extracts and their easy applicability in almost every marine application make it more suitable to use in the maritime industry. However, bio-based marine lubricants are expected to witness the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Increasing safety norms have been introduced by the government of every country due to high sulfur and nitrogen emissions into the sea which is harming the aquatic life and the environment. These emissions are further damaging the ozone layer and increasing concerns to switch to less toxic bio-based products.

Asia-Pacific is projected to be the largest market during the forecast period because of the presence of the busiest ports in the region, in countries such as China, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The dominance is expected to continue during the forecast period. Increasing trade activities and rising infrastructural developments in the shipping industry (in the form of increasing ports network) are primarily responsible for high demand of marine lubricants. The key market players such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (Netherlands), Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (India), and Total S.A. (France) are expanding their marine lubricants business in the region, as it represents the most lucrative market. China is the largest producer in this region with the busiest ports including the port of Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Ningbo-Zhoushan. On the other hand, Europe was the second-largest market in 2015. Germany is the largest market in Europe, driving the regional market for marine lubricants.

The major factors restraining the growth of the marine lubricants market are the less trade activities and rising number of idle ships. The waning ship utilization rate has severely affected the marine lubricants market due to slowdown in economy and less trade activities. Less number of old ships are being scrapped, and additional capacity is being generated which is filling the market with surplus number of idle ships being stranded at harbors and ports worldwide.

Some of the key players of the marine lubricants market are BP PLC (U.K.), Royal Dutch Shell Plc. (Netherlands), Exxon Mobil Corporation (U.S.), Chevron Corporation (U.S.), Sinopec Corporation (China), Lukoil (Russia), Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan), and Total S.A. (France). Shell is among the top players dominating the marine lubricants market. The company has recently been focusing on increasing its global reach by expanding its production facilities and port network in different regions. As the company is vertically integrated, the expansion strategy might help the company to increase its market share over the competitors. In addition, it can focus on launching new environmentally acceptable products based on the Asia-Pacific market for the increasing demand of more durable and less toxic products.

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  • Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.
  • Avin Oil S.A. (Greece)
  • BP PLC.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Exxonmobil Corporation
  • Fuchs Petrolub Se (Germany)
  • Gulf Oil (India)
  • Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (Japan)
  • Lukoil
  • Petronas Lubricants International (Malaysia)
  • Quepet Lubricants (UAE)
  • Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
  • Sinopec Corporation
  • Stanley Group (UAE)
  • Total S.A.
  • Unimarine LLC (U.S.)
  • Vickers Oil (U.K.)
  • World Fuel Service Corporation (U.S.)
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