The main uses of a marine VHF radios are distress calling and safety, ship to shore communications, navigation, and marine operator to place calls to shore. They come equipped with a choice of transmitter power one watt for very close communication or twenty-five watts for extended communication. Marine VHF radios are available in many shapes, sizes, colours, and costs according to the user’s requirement. The various application area of marine VHF radios includes fishery, transport, and leisure and recreation among others. Increasing requirement for high-quality, secure as well as reliable communication between shores and ships has augmented the demand for marine VHF radios market.
VHF radios are considered a dependable device for emergency communications in marine. The government and rescue services have disaster management strategies for any hurricane’s scenarios. During such situation, when mobile phone network is not operating, VHF radios are vital to generate lines of communication amongst the rescue services. Therefore, to handle such a condition, the various countries are highly implementing VHF radios for improved communications, even in the bad conditions. Some of the key players in the global marine VHF radios market are Radio Activity Srl, Icom Inc., Jotron AS, Uniden America Corporation, Cobra Inc., Cobham Limited, Entel UK Limited, FLIR Systems, Inc., Navico, Inc. and Yaesu USA.
Global Marine VHF Radios Market, By Component
Based on component, marine VHF radios market is segmented into the following:
In 2020, the fixed-mount segment led the overall marine VHF radios market in terms of market value accounting for over 38% of the global market. Fixed-mount marine VHF radio is used for both lower and larger transmission of signals. This VHF radio has DSC (Digital Selective Calling) capabilities and can select in between 1 to 25 Watt of output, which is suitable for short-range and long-range communication. The DSC allows to send an emergency signal with single touch of button from one ship to another ship, from ship to aircraft or from ship to shore, therefore it has high demand as compare to other radios. The fixed-mount marine VHF radio includes dot matrix display area, dual watch, function keys on the mic and adjustable backlight, which help to increase the adoption of fixed-mount radios. Moreover, marine VHF radio are constructed using ultra-compact rugged technology, which saves space and also allows for convenient mounting on the marine vessels, ships, and boats, among others, leads to adoption of fixed-mount marine VHF radios.
Global Marine VHF Radios Market, By Application
Based on application, the marine VHF radios market is segmented into the following:
- Leisure and Recreation
In 2020, the transport segment led the overall marine VHF radios market in terms of market value. The marine VHF radios are widely used in the transport vessels and large transport ships, as it helps to transmit long range single. In transport sector, fixed-mount marine VHF radios are extensively used for transmission of singles from one ship to another, from ship to shore and shore to ship. Apart from this, the channel 16 is used as emergency calling channel, and the marine VHF radios have dual display, therefore, it can monitor both channel 16 and another channels at same time, hence, considered as extensively used radio in transport sector. Moreover, VHF radios also have high quality signals which are extended with the help of various repeater and high aerial stations, and mostly used in various freight forwarding activities. Therefore, the demand of marine VHF radios is high in transport sector due to rising freight activities via seaways across the world.
Global Marine VHF Radios Market, By Geography
Based on geography, the marine VHF radios market is segmented into following:
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa (MEA)
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
In 2020, Europe held the largest share in the marine VHF radios. Europe’s prominent financial support as well as the well-equipped infrastructure competences to handle huge cargo volume through technological solutions have contributed largely to the region’s growth for marine VHF radios market. The major regions considered are UK, Germany, and France. According to study, UK has strong global standing as a centre for design, engineering, marine equipment and research, along with its position as the global leading maritime monetary, professional as well as business services centre. Similarly, U.K. has a geographical comparative advantage when it comes to Arctic shipping. Thus, the use of marine VHF radios is high, which drives the demand for the marine VHF radios market in Europe region. According to statistics, number of ports in UK, France, and Germany are 731, 334, and 74 respectively. Some of the key players operating in this region are Radios Activity Srl, Jotron AS, Cobham Limited, Entel UK Limited, and Raymarine plc, which provides advance communication system such as marine VHF radios.