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Global Rail Logistics Market 2017-2021

Global Rail Logistics Market 2017-2021

About Rail Logistics

Rail logistics refer to the movement of different commodities, inbound raw materials, and other supplies from one place to another. It plays a major role in cargo handling. It is the most effectual mode of freight transportation as railways can handle a large volume of cargo in a short time. On an average, 64 trucks are required to carry the amount of cargo hauled by a single train. It also provides the most reliable and safe services

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global rail logistics market to grow at a CAGR of 3.58% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rail logistics market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the rail freight services provided by the vendors across the globe.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MENA
  • North America
  • South America
Technavio's report, Global Rail Logistics Market 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
  • CN Railway
  • DB Schenker
  • SBB Cargo
  • Union Pacific
Other prominent vendors
  • CTL Logistics
  • Genesee & Wyoming
  • GeoMetrix Rail Logistics
  • Kuehne Nagel
  • Ozark Rail Logistics
  • RSI Logistics
  • Tschudi Logistics
  • VTG Rail Logistics
Market driver
  • Reduction in traffic and road congestion in highways
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lack of flexibility in delivery timings
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased government funding and public-private partnership
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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?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Key vendors
      • Table Key vendors offering rail freight services
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Structure of global rail supply industry
      • Table Freight transportation services scale
      • Table Capacity and energy efficiency of different shipping methods
      • Table Environmental efficiency of different shipping methods
      • Table Global rail logistics market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global freight transportation modal share by volume (% tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation
    • Global rail logistics market by mode of transportation
      • Table Global rail logistics market by mode of transportation
      • Table Global rail logistics market by mode of transportation 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Global rail logistics market share year-over-year growth rate 2016-2021
      • Table Mode of transportation by standard dimension and capacity
    • Global rail logistics market by intermodals
      • Table Global rail logistics market by intermodals 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global rail logistics market by tank wagons
      • Table Global rail logistics market by tank wagons 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global rail logistics market by freight cars
      • Table Global rail logistics market by freight cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global rail logistics market by geography
      • Table Global rail logistics market by geography 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Global rail logistics market year-over-year growth rate 2017-2021
      • Table Key leading regions
    • Rail logistics market in North America
      • Table Global rail logistics market in North America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Freight transportation by different modes in US 2015 (% ton-miles)
      • Table Rail freight transport commodity mix in US 2015 (million tons)
    • Rail logistics market in Europe
      • Table Rail logistics market in Europe 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail logistics market in APAC
      • Table Global rail logistics market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail logistics market in South America
      • Table Rail logistics market in South America 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail logistics market in MENA
      • Table Rail logistics market in MENA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increased efficiency of rail freight over truck freight
      • Table Advantages of rail freight over trucks
    • Reduction in traffic and road congestion in highways
    • Growth of rail intermodals
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Lack of flexibility in delivery timings
    • Inconsistent track access charges
    • Incompatibility in transportation of temperature-sensitive products and toxic gases
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Integration of Internet of Things in rail logistics
    • Increased government funding and public-private partnership
    • Integration of intelligent systems in freight cars
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key performing indicators of vendors
    • CN Railway
      • Table CN Railway business segmentation by commodities 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Recent developments
    • DB Schenker
      • Table Recent developments
    • SBB Cargo
      • Table Key offerings
      • Table Recent developments
    • Union Pacific
      • Table Business segmentation: Union Pacific 2015
      • Table Recent developments
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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