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Gantry crane market expected to surpass $3.6 billion by 2030

June 26, 2023  By Don Horne

Zion Market Research’s latest report, Gantry Crane Market 2023 – 2030, shows that the global gantry crane market size was worth $2.1 billion in 2022 and it is expected to surpass $3.6 billion (USD) mark by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of six per cent during the forecast period 2023 to 2030.

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The growth factors in the market consist of:

  • The global gantry crane market is projected to grow owing to the increasing adoption of automation and technological advancements. Automation technologies such as remote-control systems, sensors, and advanced software have enabled enhanced efficiency, precision, and safety in gantry crane operations.
  • Automated gantry cranes offer features such as intelligent load sensing, collision avoidance, and real-time monitoring, which improve productivity and reduce the risk of accidents. Furthermore, the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and data analytics in gantry cranes allows for predictive maintenance, optimizing performance, and minimizing downtime. This helps in reducing maintenance costs and improving overall operational efficiency.
  • The demand for automated gantry cranes is driven by the benefits they offer, including increased productivity, improved safety, reduced labor costs, and enhanced operational flexibility. As industries seek to streamline their processes and maximize productivity, the adoption of automated gantry cranes is expected to grow, driving the market’s expansion.


  • The gantry crane industry is also plagued with several growth restrictions. One of the major reasons is the strict regulatory and safety standards.
  • Gantry cranes are subject to various safety regulations and guidelines imposed by governmental bodies and industry organizations to ensure the protection of workers, equipment, and the surrounding environment. Compliance with these safety standards requires additional investments in safety features, training programs, and regular inspections.
  • For instance, gantry cranes may need to be equipped with anti-collision systems, overload protection mechanisms, emergency stop controls, and proper warning signage. Implementing these safety measures can increase the overall cost of ownership and operation of gantry cranes.


  • The increasing focus on sustainable and eco-friendly solutions will offer growth opportunities in the gantry crane industry during the forecast period.
  • As environmental consciousness continues to rise, there is a growing demand for greener and more energy-efficient equipment across various industries. Gantry crane manufacturers have the opportunity to develop and offer eco-friendly gantry crane solutions that minimize environmental impact.


  • The skilled labor shortage is likely to become a challenge in the global gantry crane market. The operation and maintenance of gantry cranes require skilled and trained personnel.
  • However, there is a shortage of qualified crane operators and maintenance technicians in some regions. This shortage can hinder the adoption and utilization of gantry cranes and increase labor costs for businesses.

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