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Rail Freight Transportation Market in APAC 2017-2021

Rail Freight Transportation Market in APAC 2017-2021

About Rail Freight Transportation

Rail freight transportation is predominantly used for the transportation of bulk commodity items, such as minerals, coal, crude oil, petroleum, natural gas, fertilizers, grains, and forest products. Demand for rail freight services for product exports is mostly confined to grains, coal, and iron ore export. Rail freight transportation is not an option in the case of express delivery as the time frame of shipping may change.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the rail freight transportation market in APAC to grow at a CAGR of 3.70% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the rail freight transportation market in APAC for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the rail freight transportation market transactions.

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

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Others
Technavio's report, Rail Freight Transportation Market in APAC 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
  • Asciano
  • Aurizon
  • Guangshen Railway
  • Japan Freight Railway
Other prominent vendors
  • Pacific National
  • MRS Logística
  • China Railways (CR)
Market driver
  • Increased crude oil production in APAC
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Increasing maintenance expenses
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Integration of IoT in rail freight transportation
  • 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 – Rail Freight Transportation Market in APAC 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the rail freight transportation market in APAC: Asciano, Aurizon, Guangshen Railway, and Japan Freight Railway.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Pacific National, MRS Logística, and China Railways (CR).

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is integration of IoT in rail freight transportation. Railway authorities in developed nations like Canada, Japan, France have evolved with time. New strategies, such as build–operate–transfer (BOT) arrangements, public–private partnerships, and complete private funding, are adopted to enhance railway reliability, safety, and punctuality.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increased crude oil production in APAC. APAC accounted for more than 9.38% of the world's oil production in 2016. The region was led by China and India, the world's 4th and 20th biggest oil-producing nations, respectively. In the recent years, APAC's share of global oil production has been on a slow but regular decline. It is primarily a consequence of flat regional oil production during a period of rising overall global output. Many new countries in APAC have discovered large new reserves, and existing players are facing declining production from old oil fields.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is increasing maintenance expenses. Railroads are not economical to be used for short distances or for shipping small loads. They have a high cost of terminal handling and inflexible rail lines. Track access charges may vary from country to country. There are very few countries where fares have been a barrier in developing the transportation system. There is a fair balance between investments and what is acceptable (level of fare). The fares in India had not been increased for nine years. It is not possible to have a viable system where effectively fares have been stable for ten years in an economy with increasing inflation.

Companies Mentioned

Asciano, Aurizon, Guangshen Railway, Japan Freight Railway, Pacific National, MRS Logística, and China Railways (CR).

PART 01: Executive summary
PART 02: Scope of the report
PART 03: Research Methodology
PART 04: Introduction
Market outline
PART 05: Market landscape
Market overview
Market size and forecast
Five forces analysis
PART 06: Market segmentation by mode of transportation
Rail freight transportation market in APAC by mode of transportation
Rail freight transportation market in APAC by intermodal
Rail freight transportation market in APAC by tank wagons
Rail freight transportation market in APAC by freight cars
PART 07: Geographical segmentation
Rail freight transportation market in APAC by geography
Rail freight transportation market in China
Rail freight transportation market in India
Rail freight transportation market in Australia
Rail freight transportation market in Others
PART 08: Decision framework
PART 09: Drivers and challenges
Market drivers
Market challenges
PART 10: Market trends
Integration of IoT in rail freight transportation
Tracking and tracing systems of rail freight using GPS
Integration of intelligent systems in freight cars
PART 11: Key vendor analysis
Competitive scenario
Asciano
Aurizon
Guangshen Railway
Japan Freight Railway
Other prominent vendors
PART 12: Appendix
List of abbreviations
List of Exhibits 
Exhibit 01: Features of rail freight transportation
Exhibit 02: Market landscape of rail freight transportation market in APAC
Exhibit 03: Rail freight transportation market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 04: Five forces analysis
Exhibit 05: Global rail freight transportation market in APAC by mode of transportation
Exhibit 06: Rail freight transportation market in APAC by mode of transportation 2016-2021 (% revenue)
Exhibit 07: Rail freight transportation market in APAC by mode of transportation 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 08: Rail freight transportation market in APAC by intermodal 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 09: Rail freight transportation market in APAC by tank wagons 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 10: Rail freight transportation market in APAC by freight cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 11: Rail freight transportation market in APAC by geography 2016-21 (% revenue)
Exhibit 12: Rail freight transportation market in APAC by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 13: Rail freight transportation market in China 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 14: Rail freight transportation market in India 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 15: Market breakup by segment 2016 (% revenue)
Exhibit 16: Sources of finance of Indian Railways 2016 (% revenue)
Exhibit 17: Rail freight transportation market in Japan 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 18: Rail freight transportation market in India 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 19: Factors affecting the decrease in public investments
Exhibit 20: Challenges in rail transportation infrastructure financing
Exhibit 21: Private funding in railway infrastructure in APAC in 2016
Exhibit 22: Crude oil production in APAC 2016-2021 (thousand barrels oil per day)
Exhibit 23: Reasons for adoption of public-private partnership approach
Exhibit 24: Investment through PPPs in rail transport infrastructure in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
Exhibit 25: Operating costs heads of railway companies
Exhibit 26: Asciano: Business segmentation by revenue share 2016
Exhibit 27: Aurizon: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
Exhibit 28: Guangshen Railway: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
Exhibit 29: Japan Freight Railway: procurement categories
Exhibit 30: Japan Freight Railway: Business segmentation by revenue from modes of transportation 2016

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