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Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

About Rail Freight Transportation

Rail freight transportation is used for the movement of heavy goods such as coal, metals, and oils. Often, rail freight service providers go beyond logistics and provide value-added services such as loading and unloading, documentation services, and packaging. They also provide strategic and operational value to many shippers worldwide. Freight service providers are improving logistics services by introducing innovative supply chain management (SCM).

Technavio’s analysts forecast the rail freight transportation market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 2.75% 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 Europe for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the rail freight services provided by vendors in Europe.Technavio's report, Rail Freight 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

  • CFR Marfa
  • DB Schenker
  • PKP Cargo
  • SBB Cargo
  • SNCF
Other prominent vendors
  • Baltic Rail
  • BLS Cargo
  • Colas Rail
  • Direct Rail Services
  • Europorte
  • Freightliner Group
  • Globalink Logistics Group
  • Harsco Rail
  • Rhenus Logistics
  • TRANSALEX International
Market driver
  • Increased growth in rail freight route between Asia and Europe, expected to grow by 30% in 2021
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Poor maintenance of railway networks resulting in less sustainability and profitability
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of big data analytics in European rail freight
  • 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 Europe 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the rail freight transportation market in Europe: CFR Marfa, DB Schenker, PKP Cargo, SBB Cargo, and SNCF.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Baltic Rail, BLS Cargo, Colas Rail, Direct Rail Services, Europorte, Freightliner Group, Globalink Logistics Group, Harsco Rail, Rhenus Logistics, and TRANSALEX International.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is use of big data analytics in European rail freight. Freight rail operators in Europe have started using big data analytics to increase operational efficiency and overall business performance. The use of big data and relevant technologies helps provide better transparency into rail freight operations and can also help in minimizing errors and inefficiencies. Big data is usually collected through software systems and sensors that are attached to the product.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is increased growth in rail freight route between Asia and Europe, expected to grow by 30% in 2021. The imported and exported goods that were transported on the Europe-China rail route together accounted for $7.5 billion in 2015. European companies that have a production base in China use rail networks to transport goods back to European countries. The first rail freight route between Beijing and Hamburg was introduced in 2008. Since then, China has opened rail freight services to Europe in 15 cities.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is poor maintenance of railway networks resulting in less sustainability and profitability. Railway networks need to be maintained and modernized constantly to meet rail freight-specific needs and provide good quality service to customers. Despite the large investments and many infrastructure development strategies, rail freight lines continue to lack proper maintenance. This has resulted in speed restrictions and the closure of railway lines.



Companies Mentioned

CFR Marfa, DB Schenker, PKP Cargo, SBB Cargo, SNCF, Baltic Rail, BLS Cargo, Colas Rail, Direct Rail Services, Europorte, Freightliner Group, Globalink Logistics Group, Harsco Rail, Rhenus Logistics, TRANSALEX International.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Service offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Rail freight transportation market in Europe
      • Table Structure of rail supply industry
      • Table Rail freight modal share in Europe by geography 2016 (% volume)
      • Table Factors that influence users' decisions to opt for rail freight
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe 2016-2021 (billion tons)
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation
    • Rail freight transportation market in Europe by mode of transportation
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by mode of transportation
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by mode of transportation 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by mode of transportation 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Rail freight container dimensions
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by intermodals 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by tank wagons 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Types of tank wagons
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by freight cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail freight transportation market in Europe by end-user
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe 2016 and 2021 (% volume)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Rail freight transportation market in Europe by geography
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by geography 2016-2021 (% revenue share)
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Europe by geography 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail freight transportation market in Germany
      • Table Rail freight transportation in Germany: Overview
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Germany 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail freight transportation market in France
      • Table Rail freight transportation in France: Overview
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in France 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail freight transportation market in Poland
      • Table Rail freight transportation in Poland: Overview
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in Poland 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Rail freight transportation market in rest of Europe
      • Table Rail freight transportation market in rest of Europe 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key performing indicators of vendors
    • CFR Marfa
      • Table CFR Marfa: Service offerings
      • Table CFR Marfa: Recent development
    • DB Schenker
      • Table DB Schenker: Recent developments
    • PKP Cargo
      • Table PKP Cargo: Recent developments
    • SBB Cargo
      • Table Key offerings
      • Table SBB Cargo: Recent developments
    • SNCF
      • Table SNCF: Recent developments
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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