Transport Market Monitor | Transporeon
  • Following a seasonal recovery at the beginning of the year, available transport capacity has been declining again since March
    The 35th edition of the Transport Market Monitor by Capgemini Consulting and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics

Transport Market Monitor

The Transport Market Monitor by TRANSPOREON and Capgemini Consulting is a quarterly publication that aims to track transport market dynamics.

The purpose of the Transport Market Monitor is to provide insights into the development of transport prices, and other transport market dynamics to logistics executives and other interest groups. It is a joint initiative by TRANSPOREON and Capgemini Consulting.

The indices in the Monitor are based on the logistics platform TRANSPOREON, on which shippers tender and process their transport needs to their preferred transport partners on a daily basis. This results in monthly indices which are published on a quarterly basis. In addition to each publication of the Monitor, one or more market themes are discussed, supported by detailed analysis.

TRANSPOREON and Capgemini Consulting can help you to find the right strategy between static and dynamic prices. Additional market information per industry, region or international traffic lane is available upon request.

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Main highlights of the Transport Market Monitor

  • In Q1 2018, the capacity index increased by 53.3% to 110.1 compared to the previous quarter. Compared to Q1 2017 the index value of Q1 2018 is 2.4% lower.
  • The price index decreased in Q1 2018 to an index of 92.1, which is a decrease of 14.7% compared to Q4 2017 (index 107.9). Compared to the price index of Q1 2017, the price index increased by 7.1%.
  • From the previous quarter, the diesel index increased 3%. Compared to the same period last year, this year is 3% higher.
  • The European Trade Flow Index is expected to increase by 18.3% in Q1 2018.

"After a seasonal recovery of the available transport capacity at the beginning of the year, shippers in March once more had significantly less free loading space available. Transport prices in Q1 were 7% above previous year's level. This could indicate expectations of the service providers that capacities will again become scarcer during the year, as they already did in 2017. This assumption is supported by our most recent internal figures, as well as by statements of the European Commission, which continues to forecast robust economic growth in Europe."

 Oliver Kahrs, Director Strategic Initiatives at Transporeon

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