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Barge Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

Barge Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

About Barge Transportation

Barge transportation refers to the mode of transporting dry and liquid bulk commodities in a barge vessel (a flat-bottomed boat) through rivers and canals. Some barges have to be pushed or towed, while others are self-propelled. Barge transportation is a sustainable mode of transportation and is environment-friendly, with respect to emission of CO₂ (carbon dioxide) gases and energy consumption.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the barge transportation market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 1.80% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the barge transportation market in Europe for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the volume of goods transported across the countries in Europe.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe
Technavio's report, Barge Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Alcotrans Container Line
  • Contargo
  • Danser Group
  • Rhenus Group
Other prominent vendors
  • Acos/NWL
  • Alpherium
  • ARA Bulk
  • Barge Line TODAY
  • Barge Terminal Born
  • Dubbelman Container Transporten
  • Eurobarges
  • Elbe Rijn Lloyd
  • Frankenbach
  • H&S Container Line
  • Hapo International Barges
Market driver
  • Minimal land use resulting in less cost of infrastructure
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Low geographical access and reach
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Development and modernization of existing fleets
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Barge Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the barge transportation market in Europe: Danser Group, Contargo, Rhenus Group, and Alcotrans Container Line.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Acos/NWL, Alpherium, ARA Bulk, Barge Line TODAY, Barge Terminal Born, Dubbelman Container Transporten, Eurobarges, Elbe Rijn Lloyd, Frankenbach, H&S Container Line and Hapo International Barges.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is development and modernization of existing fleets. Manufacturers have not only developed new barge vessels but also are modernizing the existing fleets, with respect to retrofitting and structural alternations. This includes the replacement or renewal of the new power system, which improves the performance of vessels and aids in less fuel consumption.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is minimal land use resulting in less cost of infrastructure. Trains occupy large space and trucks cause congestion in highways. In Europe, the road freight is constantly delayed due to traffic congestion. Loss of time due to traffic congestion on roadways leads to over 75% of the road freight being delayed, which directly impacts customers and vendors. Also, most railroads in Europe need to be upgraded as they cannot support heavy goods. Hence, most shippers are turning to barge transportation for shipping their goods. Rail networks passing through urban areas and trucking operations across populated areas and highways are the disturbing elements that harm the environment around.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is barge transportation impacted by adverse weather conditions. Weather conditions play a significant role in water transportation, including inland marine transportation. Hurricanes occurring in the inland waterway systems impair the operating efficiencies of marine fleets. Such adverse weather conditions delay, divert, or postpone shipments of products. Such incidents also negatively affect the performance and efficiency of barge fleets, limit night movements, and dictate horsepower requirements.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors. For further information on this report, please visit- https://www.technavio.com/report/barge-transportation-market-in-europe-2017-2021

Companies Mentioned

Danser Group, Contargo, Rhenus Group, and Alcotrans Container Line.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Acos/NWL, Alpherium, ARA Bulk, Barge Line TODAY, Barge Terminal Born, Dubbelman Container Transporten, Eurobarges, Elbe Rijn Lloyd, Frankenbach, H&S Container Line and Hapo International Barges.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Barge transportation market in Europe 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Waterways classification in Europe
      • Table Area covered by subnetworks of AGN network 2015 (% area)
      • Table Waterways classification of Rhine-Danube network 2015 (% area)
      • Table Waterways classification of Azov-Black-Caspian Sea basin 2015 (% area)
      • Table Waterways classification of Rhône-Saône basin 2015 (% area)
      • Table Waterways classification of Seine-Oise basin 2015 (% area)
      • Table Fuel costs of barges per nautical mile
      • Table Economic impact of barge transportation
      • Table Barge transportation market in Europe by end-users 2016 (% ton-km)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Barge transportation market in Europe by geography
      • Table Barge transportation market share in Europe by geography 2016-2021 (% volume)
      • Table Barge transportation market share year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (% volume)
    • Barge transportation market in the Netherlands
      • Table Barge transportation market in the Netherlands 2016-2021 (million tons)
    • Barge transportation market in Germany
      • Table Barge transportation market in Germany 2016-2021 (million tons)
      • Table Major inland waterways in Germany
    • Barge transportation market in Belgium
      • Table Barge transportation market in Belgium 2016-2021 (million tons)
    • Barge transportation market in rest of Europe
      • Table Barge transportation market in rest of Europe 2016-2021 (million tons)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Transportation of goods by commodities carried in 2015 (% volume)
      • Table Number of miles one ton of goods can be carried per gallon of fuel
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Table Impact on modernization of existing fleets
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key performance indicators of vendors
  • Key vendor profiling
    • Alcotrans Container Line
      • Table Connections of neska intermodal network
    • Contargo
      • Table Contargo container sizes
    • Danser Group
      • Table Danser Group: Service offerings
    • Rhenus Group
      • Table Rhenus Group: Service offering
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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