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Global Rail Crane Market by Type (Below20 Ton, 20-50 Ton, Above50 Ton), By Application (Heavy Rail, Urban Rail) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Rail Crane Market by Type (Below20 Ton, 20-50 Ton, Above50 Ton), By Application (Heavy Rail, Urban Rail) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 155271 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 250 Pages 4.7 (47)

Market Overview:

The global rail crane market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for rail cranes from various end-use industries, such as heavy and urban rail. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region in the global rail crane market during the forecast period, owing to the growing infrastructure development activities in countries such as China and India.

Global Rail Crane Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A rail crane is a large, powerful machine used to move heavy objects by suspending them from a metal beam that runs along railroad tracks. Rail cranes are often used in factories and warehouses to move materials around the facility.

Below20 Ton:

Below20Tons are used in rail cranes for material handling applications. The below 20 ton category is expected to witness significant growth owing to the increasing demand from various end-use industries such as construction, automotive and marine among others.

The global market for rail crane has witnessed substantial growth over the past few years on account of growing number of projects in construction, mining & excavation sector which require heavy machinery with low operating costs and high productivity.

20-50 Ton:

20-50 ton is a type of rail crane used for handling loaded trains in the railway industry. The 20-50 ton rail cranes are mainly used to load and unload heavy commercial goods from flat cars to platforms at a high level. These cranes have low operating costs, less floor space due to their compact design, and can be efficiently operated by one person.

Application Insights:

The heavy rail segment dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The segment is projected to account for a revenue share of around 60% by 2030. The demand for these cranes has been rising on account of its application in construction activities, wherein heavy rails are laid on a track bed, followed by concrete sleepers and ballast stones. These products are then covered with gravel or crushed stone before being laid down as an integral part of railway infrastructure.

The urban rail segment is also anticipated to witness considerable growth over the forecast period owing to increasing investments in various developing countries such as India, China and Brazil among others.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region has witnessed a significant rise in infrastructure activities, particularly in China and India on account of various government initiatives. In addition, rising demand for heavy-duty equipment from industries such as mining and oil & gas is anticipated to drive the regional market growth over the forecast period.

Europe accounted for more than 20% of global share in 2017 owing to high investments deployed by governments across several countries for rail infrastructure development coupled with growing passenger traffic on account of increasing travel options due to affordable air fares offered by low-cost airlines. Moreover, presence of major manufacturers including Alstom Transport SA; BelAZ Belarusian Machine Building Design Bureau; Doppelmayr GmbH; Geisselman Group S.p.A.; Voith GmbH & Co., Ltd.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for rail cranes from the construction and infrastructure sectors
  • Rising demand for rail cranes from the automotive sector
  • Growing popularity of rail cranes in the mining and energy sectors
  • Proliferation of automated systems in railway networks
  • Technological advancements in crane manufacturing

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Rail Crane Market Research Report

By Type

Below20 Ton, 20-50 Ton, Above50 Ton

By Application

Heavy Rail, Urban Rail

By Companies

Road Rail Cranes, Hiab, Strukton Rail, Nordco, Flickr, Colmar Equipment, Peter J. Vincent's, PALFINGER, Gantry Rail, Sema, Liebherr

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 Rail Crane Market Report Segments:

The global Rail Crane market is segmented on the basis of:


Below20 Ton, 20-50 Ton, Above50 Ton

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.


Heavy Rail, Urban Rail

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. Road Rail Cranes
  2. Hiab
  3. Strukton Rail
  4. Nordco
  5. Flickr
  6. Colmar Equipment
  7. Peter J. Vincent's
  9. Gantry Rail
  10. Sema
  11. Liebherr

Global Rail Crane Market Overview

Highlights of The Rail Crane 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. Below20 Ton
    2. 20-50 Ton
    3. Above50 Ton
  1. By Application:

    1. Heavy Rail
    2. Urban Rail
  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 Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane 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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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Rail crane is a type of large, heavy-duty construction crane. It uses rails to move the boom and jib, which allows it to move around obstacles more easily than other types of cranes.

Some of the major companies in the rail crane market are Road Rail Cranes, Hiab, Strukton Rail, Nordco, Flickr, Colmar Equipment, Peter J. Vincent's, PALFINGER, Gantry Rail, Sema, Liebherr.

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

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Rail Crane 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. Rail Crane Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Rail Crane Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Rail Crane Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Rail Crane Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Rail Crane Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Rail Crane Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Rail Crane 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. Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Below20 Ton
      5.3.2. 20-50 Ton
      5.3.3. Above50 Ton
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Rail Crane 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. Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Heavy Rail
      6.3.2. Urban Rail
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Rail Crane 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. Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane 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. Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Heavy Rail
      9.4.2. Urban Rail
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Below20 Ton
      9.7.2. 20-50 Ton
      9.7.3. Above50 Ton
   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 Rail Crane Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Heavy Rail
      10.4.2. Urban Rail
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Below20 Ton
      10.7.2. 20-50 Ton
      10.7.3. Above50 Ton
   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 Rail Crane Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Heavy Rail
      11.4.2. Urban Rail
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Below20 Ton
      11.7.2. 20-50 Ton
      11.7.3. Above50 Ton
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.0.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Rail Crane Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Heavy Rail
      12.4.2. Urban Rail
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Below20 Ton
      12.7.2. 20-50 Ton
      12.7.3. Above50 Ton
   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 Rail Crane Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane 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 Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Heavy Rail
      13.4.2. Urban Rail
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Rail Crane Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Below20 Ton
      13.7.2. 20-50 Ton
      13.7.3. Above50 Ton
   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 Rail Crane Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Rail Crane Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Rail Crane Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Rail Crane Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Road Rail Cranes Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Hiab Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Strukton Rail Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Nordco Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Flickr Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Colmar Equipment Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Peter J. Vincent's Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. PALFINGER Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Gantry Rail Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Sema Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Liebherr 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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