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Global Icebreakers Market by Type (Diesel-powered, Nuclear, LNG-powered), By Application (Shipping, Scientific Investigation, Military Industry) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Icebreakers Market by Type (Diesel-powered, Nuclear, LNG-powered), By Application (Shipping, Scientific Investigation, Military Industry) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global icebreakers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to factors such as the increasing demand for icebreakers in shipping and scientific investigation applications, and the growing military industry across the globe. The diesel-powered segment is expected to dominate the global icebreakers market during the forecast period, owing to its high efficiency and low fuel consumption as compared to other types of engines. The LNG-powered segment is projected to grow at a higher CAGR than other engine types during the forecast period, due to its lower emissions and environmental impact. In terms of application, shipping is expected to be one of the major users of icebreakers globally due their ability break through thick sea ice sheets that can block maritime traffic routes in winter months.

Global Icebreakers Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Icebreakers are activities that help people to get to know each other better. Icebreakers can be used in a variety of situations, such as in a classroom, at a business meeting, or at a party. They are important because they help people to feel more comfortable and relaxed around each other, which can lead to better communication and relationships.


Diesel-powered vehicles are expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% from 2018 to 2025. Diesel-powered equipment is used in construction, mining, and agricultural industries for material handling and construction applications. The growth of these sectors is anticipated to drive the demand for diesel-powered breakers.

The market has witnessed an increase in sales of diesel engines owing to their ability to provide higher power output as compared with petrol engines without increasing the pollution level significantly.


Nuclear is a type of energy produced by the nuclei of atoms being split or changed from one form to another. The most common nuclear reactions are radioactive decay and fusion. Fusion is when nuclei in an object combine to create another element, for example, hydrogen plus helium. Nuclear power plants use this process to generate electricity and run the machinery inside them.

Application Insights:

The shipping application segment dominated the global market in 2017. The segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to rising demand for icebreaking services from various shipping companies. For instance, according to a study published by maritime analytics firm Marine Insight in 2018, around 60% of all container ships call at Shanghai and 29% of these ships are fully utilized between 2013 and 2016. This leads to increased demand for icebreakers at ports such as Shanghai and Ningbo as they have more traffic compared to other ports on a similar water depth.

The scientific investigation application segment is expected register the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2030 due largelyto increasing government funding towards research activities within Antarctica along with rising need for data collection during Antarctic winters when sea ice extent grows significantly thicker than other times of year. Moreover, growing numberof researchers working on projects such as NASA's IceBridge mission that require access across frozen regions will further boost product penetration in this sector over the coming years.

Regional Analysis:

The Asia Pacific region accounted for the largest revenue share in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to rising demand from countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Japan. These nations are investing heavily in icebreaking vessels owing to their increasing trade activities with Canada and Russia across the Arctic Ocean. Moreover, these nations are also expanding their shipping activities throughout Antarctic waters due to cheaper fuel prices there. Thus growing trade activities across this region have led an increase in shipbuilding projects along with a rise in requirements of icebreakers for safe navigation throughout ports & harbors.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for icebreakers in the Arctic region to support offshore oil and gas exploration activities
  • Growing popularity of icebreakers as cruise ships and expedition vessels
  • Proliferation of small-scale icebreakers for recreational use
  • Increased demand for icebreaking services in the maritime transportation sector
  • Development of new technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of icebreakers

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Icebreakers Market Research Report

By Type

Diesel-powered, Nuclear, LNG-powered

By Application

Shipping, Scientific Investigation, Military Industry

By Companies

Baltic Shipyard, Vyborg Shipyard, Kherson Shipyard, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Admiralty Shipyard

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Icebreakers Market Report Segments:

The global Icebreakers market is segmented on the basis of:


Diesel-powered, Nuclear, LNG-powered

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Shipping, Scientific Investigation, Military Industry

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Baltic Shipyard
  2. Vyborg Shipyard
  3. Kherson Shipyard
  4. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
  5. Admiralty Shipyard

Global Icebreakers Market Overview

Highlights of The Icebreakers Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Diesel-powered
    2. Nuclear
    3. LNG-powered
  1. By Application:

    1. Shipping
    2. Scientific Investigation
    3. Military Industry
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Icebreakers Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Icebreakers Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  6. Provides Information About the Top-winning Strategies Implemented by Industry Players.
  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Icebreakers is a term used to describe activities or games that help people get to know each other better. They can be used in groups or as part of a social event.

Some of the key players operating in the icebreakers market are Baltic Shipyard, Vyborg Shipyard, Kherson Shipyard, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Admiralty Shipyard.

The icebreakers market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Icebreakers Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Icebreakers Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Icebreakers Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Icebreakers Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Icebreakers Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Icebreakers Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Icebreakers Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Diesel-powered
      5.3.2. Nuclear
      5.3.3. LNG-powered
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Shipping
      6.3.2. Scientific Investigation
      6.3.3. Military Industry
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Icebreakers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Shipping
      9.4.2. Scientific Investigation
      9.4.3. Military Industry
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Diesel-powered
      9.7.2. Nuclear
      9.7.3. LNG-powered
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Icebreakers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Shipping
      10.4.2. Scientific Investigation
      10.4.3. Military Industry
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Diesel-powered
      10.7.2. Nuclear
      10.7.3. LNG-powered
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Icebreakers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Shipping
      11.4.2. Scientific Investigation
      11.4.3. Military Industry
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Diesel-powered
      11.7.2. Nuclear
      11.7.3. LNG-powered
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysi
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Icebreakers Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Shipping
      12.4.2. Scientific Investigation
      12.4.3. Military Industry
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Diesel-powered
      12.7.2. Nuclear
      12.7.3. LNG-powered
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Icebreakers Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Icebreakers Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Shipping
      13.4.2. Scientific Investigation
      13.4.3. Military Industry
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Icebreakers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Diesel-powered
      13.7.2. Nuclear
      13.7.3. LNG-powered
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Icebreakers Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Icebreakers Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Icebreakers Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Icebreakers Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Baltic Shipyard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Vyborg Shipyard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Kherson Shipyard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Admiralty Shipyard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. COMPANY6 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. COMPANY7 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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