European Road Freight Transport 2019

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European Road Freight Transport 2019 provides analysis of how the market is changing by assessing cost structures, EU policy, shippers’ requirements and the potential of digital freight marketplaces.

European Road Freight Transport 2019 examines:

  • Market sizing:
    • Data for the European domestic and international road freight market
    • 2018 market sizes
    • 5-year CAGR growth rates 2018-2023
  • Analysis of driver shortages and vehicle utilization
  • Changes in EU Policy:
    • Analysis of the effects EU policy may have for the road freight sector
  • Digital Freight Marketplaces:
    • Analysis of the potential of digital freight marketplaces and their impact on the market and carriers’ margins
    • Case studies on the implementation of different technologies among major LSPs
  • Road Freight Provider Profiles:
    • Profiles of major road freight providers – including strategies, finances, technologies used and their implementation
  • Key market metrics

 

This report contains

  • Market sizing including 2018 and 5-year CAGR growth rates 2018-2023
  • Analysis of driver shortages and vehicle utilization
  • The effect of changes in EU policy
  • Analysis of the potential, and impact of digital freight marketplaces
  • Profiles of major road freight providers – including strategies, finances, technologies used and their implementation
  • Key market metrics

This report contains

  • Market sizing including 2018 and 5-year CAGR growth rates 2018-2023
  • Analysis of driver shortages and vehicle utilization
  • The effect of changes in EU policy
  • Analysis of the potential, and impact of digital freight marketplaces
  • Profiles of major road freight providers – including strategies, finances, technologies used and their implementation
  • Key market metrics

Key questions the report answers

  • What are the implications of driver shortages and what needs to be done to deal with it?
  • How large is the European domestic and international road freight market and how fast is it growing?
  • What are the current market risks and how can they be dealt with?
  • How can road freight companies turn the pressures of technology into potential? What approaches are the leading road freight operators taking towards technology?
  • How will digital freight marketplaces affect the road freight market and carriers’ margins in future?
  • To what extent will using digital platforms improve industrial efficiency and operator profitability?

Exclusive highlights

  • 2018-2023 CAGR is lower than the annual 2018 growth rate, but is above the expected growth rate for 2019
  • The European road freight transport market is highly fragmented, with the Top 10 only accounting for 10% of the market
  • Improving vehicle utilization is key to solving driver shortages
  • In the road freight market the logic of using digital platforms is unarguable
  • As diesel engines are phased out, the demand for automated vehicles will increase as will the need for investment in road infrastructure
  • The European road freight market grew by 5.3% in nominal terms in 2018, the fastest rate since at least 2010

Table of Contents. 2

Key Findings. 8

1.0 European Road Freight Transport: Shifting Landscape, by John Manners-Bell, CEO, Ti 10

1.1 Digital Road Freight Platforms. 12

2.0 The European Road Freight Market 16

2.1 Market Structure. 16

2.2 Market Trends. 20

2.2.1 Demand. 20

2.2.2 Supply Chain Fragmentation. 21

2.2.3 Utilisation. 22

2.2.4 Cost Structures. 25

2.2.5 Growth of cost components. 27

2.2.6 The Relative Importance of Domestic and International Road Freight in Europe. 29

2.2.7 The Nature of International Road Freight Transport 29

2.2.8 Cabotage. 30

2.3 EU Mobility Package. 32

2.3.1 EU Mobility Package: Where Are We Now?. 32

2.3.2 Driver operating hours, weekly rest and return to home country. 32

2.3.3 Safe and secure parking. 33

2.3.4 Cabotage and access to market 35

2.3.5 Posting. 36

2.3.6 Smart tachographs. 37

2.3.7 Summary. 39

3.0 Digitalisation & the changing landscape of road freight 40

3.1 Technology & Innovation in Road Freight Transport 40

3.1.1 Reality Check. 40

3.1.2 The Democratisation of Technology. 41

3.1.3 Charging Models. 42

3.1.4 Logistics Innovations. 42

3.1.5 Carrier Management & Networks. 44

3.1.6 Digital Marketplaces in the Road Freight/Trucking Sector 46

4.0 Market sizing and forecasts. 52

4.1 European Road Freight Market 2018. 52

4.2 European Road Freight Market 2023 CAGR Growth. 55

4.3 Domestic Road Freight Market 2018. 58

4.4 Domestic Road Freight 2019-23. 62

4.5 International Road Freight Market 2018. 62

4.5 International Road Freight Market 2019-2023. 66

5.0 Road Freight Operator Profiles. 68

5.1 Top 20. 68

5.2 Dachser 69

5.2.1 Background. 69

5.2.2 Finances. 69

5.2.2 Operations. 70

5.2.3 Technology. 72

5.2.4 Outlook. 73

5.3 DB Schenker 74

5.3.1 Background. 74

5.3.2 Operations. 75

5.3.3 Finances. 75

5.3.4 Technology. 77

5.3.5 Outlook. 80

 

5.4 DHL Freight 81

5.4.1 Background. 81

5.4.2 Finances. 81

5.4.3 Operations. 82

5.4.4 Strategy. 83

5.4.5 Technology. 85

5.5 DSV.. 88

5.5.1 Background. 88

5.5.2 Finances. 88

5.5.3 Operations. 89

5.5.4 Strategic Background. 90

5.5.5 Strategic Outlook. 90

5.5.6 Technology. 91

5.6 FedEx. 93

5.6.1 Background. 93

5.6.2 Finances. 93

5.6.3 Operations. 94

5.6.4 Network. 95

5.6.5 Outlook. 95

5.6.7 Technology. 96

5.7 GEFCO.. 97

5.7.1 Background. 97

5.7.2 Finances. 97

5.7.3 Operations. 98

5.7.4 Technology. 100

5.7.5 Outlook. 100

5.8 GEODIS / SNCF Logistics. 102

5.8.1 Background. 102

5.8.2 Finances. 102

5.8.3 Operations. 103

5.8.4 Technology. 105

5.8.5 Outlook. 106

5.9 Girteka. 107

5.9.1 Background. 107

5.9.2 Operations. 108

5.9.3 Finances. 110

5.9.4 Strategy. 111

5.10 Kuehne + Nagel 113

5.10.1 Overview.. 113

5.10.2 Finances. 113

5.10.3 Operations. 115

5.10.4 Technology. 116

5.10.5 Outlook. 117

5.11 LKW Walter 119

5.11.1 Finances. 119

5.11.2 Operations. 119

5.11.3 Technology. 120

5.12 Rhenus. 122

5.12.1 Background. 122

5.12.2 Finances. 122

5.12.3 Operations. 123

5.12.4 Strategy. 123

5.12.5 Technology. 125

5.13 XPO Logistics Europe. 127

5.13.1 Background. 127

5.13.2 Operations. 127

5.13.3 Finances. 129

5.13.4 Strategic Outlook. 131

 

 

Prof John Manners-Bell is Chief Executive of Ti, Honorary Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University’s Guildhall Faculty of Business and Law and an adviser to the World Economic Forum. He has over 25 years’ experience working in and analysing the global logistics sector.

 

 

Nick Bailey is responsible for all of Ti’s research products, including logistics market and vertical sector reports, as well as Ti’s flagship Global Supply Chain Intelligence (GSCi) market intelligence portal. Nick is actively involved in research for these product ranges, as well as in the development of new and existing research capabilities at Ti. Nick also coordinates the efforts of Ti’s team of researchers and analysts, and supports Ti’s consultancy offering for a global client base.

 

 

 

Violeta Keckarovska is a research analyst with vast experience in the design, implementation and analysis of electronic and person-to-person surveys. Having worked across a number of sectors, including retail, luxury goods and FMCG, Violeta is experienced in gaining valuable insights across brand perception, voice of customer and strategic re-positioning intelligence campaigns for B-to-B and B-to-C clients.

 

 

 

 

Ken Lyon is Managing Director of Virtual Partners Ltd and has over 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. Ken specialises in the use of advanced information systems to manage the operations of 3PL (Third Party Logistics), 4PL and Lead Logistics Providers and their trading partner networks. 

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This report is specifically written to provide comprehensive and easily accessible strategic information to those involved or with an interest in this sector as well as:

  • Global manufacturers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Supply chain managers and directors
  • Logistics procurement managers
  • Marketing managers
  • Knowledge managers
  • Investors
  • All C-level executives

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