Transport Market Monitor | Transporeon
  • Continued Capacity Growth Causes Q4 2018 Drop in Spot Market Transportation Prices
    The thirty-eighth edition of the Transport Market Monitor by TIM CONSULT and Transporeon assesses European transport and haulage dynamics

Transport Market Monitor

The Transport Market Monitor by TRANSPOREON and TIM CONSULT 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 TIM CONSULT.
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 TIM CONSULT 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.

Main highlights of the Transport Market Monitor

  • In Q4 2018, the capacity index rose by 18.6% over Q3 2018 to 96.3 index points (Q3 2018: index 81.2). Compared to Q4 2017 (index 71.8), the capacity index was 34.1% higher in Q4 2018.
  • The transport price index fell in Q4 2018 to an index of 101.8, which equals a drop of 3% compared to Q3 2018 (index 104.9). The Q4 2018 price index was 5.7% lower than in Q4 2017.
  • The diesel price index rose by 4.9% over Q3 2018.

"The reason for the strong rise was that unusually little free freight volume was available in 2017 due to continuing capacity bottlenecks."

 Oliver Kahrs, Managing Director TIM CONSULT

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