Transport Market Monitor | Transporeon
  • Declining capacities and rising diesel prices make transport more expensive
    The thirty-sixth 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 Q2 2018, the capacity index decreased by 36.3% to 70.1 compared to the previous quarter (index 110.1). In Q2 2017 the capacity index was 65.8, which means the index value for Q2 2018 is 6.6% higher than in 2017.
  • In Q2 2018 trade volumes in Europe are expected to decrease by 11.6% to €2060 billion compared to Q1 2018 (€2330 billion).
  • The price index increased in Q2 2018 to an index of 107.9, which is an increase 17.2% compared to Q1 2018 (index 92.1). Compared to the price index of Q2 2017, the price index increased by 6.6%.
  • The diesel index showed an increase of 9.3% compared to Q1 2018.

"The available transport capacity fluctuates around a historically low level, which pushes transport prices upwards. A current survey by Transporeon shows that the driver shortage and shortages in free load space are the greatest challenges for freight forwarders in 2018. In this context, two thirds of the transport service providers see the expansion of digital processes as an opportunity to win customers for connected loads and reduce empty kilometers. Indeed, a large part of the missing capacities could be gained by a more efficient networking of the shippers and a higher load factor of the trucks in use."

 Oliver Kahrs, Director Strategic Initiatives at Transporeon

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