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European Road Freight Transport 2014

  • November 2014
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  • Transport Intelligence
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  • 172 pages

A gloomy present but a brighter future ahead?

With an industry that is directly linked to national economic growth, ongoing recovery problems in parts of the Eurozone have prolonged an atmosphere of negativity in the European road freight market.

Profitability in the sector is low with average profit margins in the UK at 2.6%, Spain 1.2% , 1.9% in Italy and 1.4% in Belgium. Worryingly, these numbers are likely to be even lower when companies which have now gone out of business are taken in to account.

Although Ti estimates that the European road freight market will grow by just 1.0% and 1.5% for 2013 and 2014 respectively, the medium-term prospects to 2017 are more optimistic.

European Road Freight Transport 2014 will enable you to:

Find out major trends and developments in the sector and how economic development will impact on the market
Identify the market size and growth rates of the road freight sector in Europe for both domestic and international road freight
See how the market is forecast to develop to 2017
Understand the major flows of goods vehicles on a country-by-country basis looking at domestic, inter-regional and international trips
Identify the top ten largest freight operators in Europe and in all major European countries
Gain access to a range of useful governmental statistics, revealing the structure of the market.

European Road Freight Transport 2014

There are a number of emerging trends which are likely to have an impact on the fortunes of the European Road Freight sector, including not only from technological improvements but also political, legislative and environmental developments.

One such development is the rate at which autonomous trucks are becoming a reality. Although it will be many years before drivers are eliminated completely there are a number of attainable technological advances which will increase operational efficiency in the short term. Improved safety levels, reduced trip times and less congestion as a consequence are just a few of the benefits to be gained through the development of this technology

In terms of political change, the European market is fast becoming more liberalised. Cabotage, the right of operators from third party countries to undertake domestic movements of goods, will continue to extend throughout the Eurozone, improving the efficiency of the industry by removing empty running. However, the additional competition in an already small margin business model will see increased opposition from local hauliers.

Potential inhibitors of growth also exist in the form of increasingly stringent environmental legislation. The European Commission has expanded its scope regarding legislation related to engine emissions (Euro 5 and 6). Until recently, regulations have largely focused on Nitrogen Oxides and particulates and have been implemented from a Public Health perspective but in the future Carbon Dioxide emissions will become the likely target.

Table Of Contents

European Road Freight Transport 2014
1.0 Executive Summary5
1.1 Executive Summary6
2.0 Introduction8
2.1 Economic Drivers of the Road Freight Sector9
2.2 Economic Growth and Road Freight Growth by Country10
2.3 Sector Profitability by Country 11
2.4 Major Road Operator Profitability -Time Series12
2.5 Link Between Economic Activity and Company Failure13
2.6 Link Between Fuel Price and Company Failure14
2.7 Link Between Fuel and Rates15
2.8 European Confidence Survey16
2.9 Technological Innovation -Autonomous Trucks17
2.9.1 What are the Driving Forces Behind Driverless Trucks?17
2.9.2 Legislative Barriers to Autonomous Driving20
2.10 Cabotage: ‘Social Dumping' or Economic Necessity21
2.10.1 Environmental Legislation22
2.11 Major Road Freight Operator Update24
3.0 European Road Transport Market Size26
3.1 Total Market Size and Growth27
3.1.1 Total Market Size by Country29
3.1.2 Total Market Forecast 201731
3.1.3 Total Market Forecast by Country 201732
3.2 European Land Transport Providers 34
3.3 Domestic and International Road Transport Market35
3.3.1 Domestic Road Transport Market and Growth Domestic Road Transport Market and Growth36 Domestic Road Transport Market Size by Country37 Domestic Road Transport Market Forecast 201740 Domestic Road Transport Market Forecast by Country 201741
3.3.2 International Road Transport Market International Road Transport Market Size and Growth43 International Road Transport Market Size by Country44 International Road Transport Market Forecast 201747 International Road Transport Market Forecast by Country 2017
3.4 Other data
3.4.1 Volume of Transport Market50
3.4.2 Trip Distance by Weight Uplifted51 Trip Distance by Weight Uplifted by Country52
3.4.3 Market Weight of Goods Moved Internationally by Mode54
3.4.4 Road Transport by Type of Good Transported55
3.4.5 Road Transport by Type of Cargo (tonnes)57
3.4.6 Road Transport by Type of Cargo (tkm)58
3.4.7 Type of traffic originating in the EU, Norway and Switzerland59
4.0 Comparative Analysis of European and Global Data60
4.1 Data61
4.1.1 Data Methodologies62
4.1.2 Sources of Data62
4.2 Measures63
4.3 Time Perspectives, Graphs and Charts64
4.4 Key Findings and Performance Comparisons65
4.5 Freight and Trucking Industry Revenue Trends66
4.6 Freight and Trucking Industry Profit Trends69
4.7 Freight and Trucking Company Results71
4.7.1 Recent Performance72
4.8 Freight and Trucking Company Revenues73
4.9 Freight and Trucking Company Operating Profits74
5.0 European Country Transport and Logistics Profiles*76
5.1 Logistics Providers Geographic Spread77
5.2 Austria79
5.3 Belgium83
5.4 Czech Republic86
5.5 Denmark90
5.6 Finland 93
5.7 France97
5.8 Germany 101
5.9 Hungary105
5.10 Italy108
5.11 Netherlands112
5.12 Poland116
5.13 Romania120
5.14 Spain124
5.15 Sweden128
5.16 Switzerland132
5.17 United Kingdom136
6.0 Logistics Service Provider Profiles140
6.1 Logistics Provider Service Audit141
6.2 Dachser142
6.2.1 Finances143
6.2.2 Developments144
6.3 DB SchenkerLogistics145
6.3.1 Finances146
6.3.2 Developments147
6.4 DHL Freight148
6.4.1 Finances149
6.4.2 Developments150
6.5 DSV151
6.5.1 Finances152
6.5.2 Developments153
6.6 GEFCO 154
6.6.1 Finances155
6.6.2 Developments156
6.7 Kuehne+ Nagel157
6.7.1 Finances158
6.7.2 Developments159
6.8 Norbert Dentressangle160
6.8.1 Finances161
6.8.2 Developments162
6.9 Rhenus163
6.9.1 Finances163
6.9.2 Developments164
6.10 SNCF Geodis165
6.10.1 Finances166
6.10.2 Developments167
6.11 TNT Express168
6.11.1 Finances169
6.11.2 Developments170
Contact Transport Intelligence172

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