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Railcar Leasing Market in Europe 2017-2021

Railcar Leasing Market in Europe 2017-2021

About Railcar Leasing

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. The European rail freight transportation market accounts for 15% of the freight market in Europe. The main countries where rail freight is flourishing are Germany, Poland, and France.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the railcar leasing market in Europe to grow at a CAGR of 4.13% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the railcar leasing market in Europe for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed profiling of the market participants across the value chain of the railcar leasing market in Europe.Technavio's report, Railcar Leasing 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

  • Beacon Rail Leasing
  • GATX Corporation
  • Touax Rail
  • VTG
Other prominent vendors
  • Alpha Trains
  • Beacon Rail
  • Akiem
  • British American Railway Services
  • CIT Group
  • GE Capital
  • Hanson Traction
  • Knoxville Locomotive Works
  • RAILPOOL
  • Macquarie European Rail
  • Mitsui Rail Capital
Market driver
  • Growth in oil, gas, and mining industry.
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Market challenge
  • Shortage of skilled labor in the industry.
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Market trend
  • Applications of advanced coatings on railcars.
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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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Railcar Leasing Market in Europe 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the railcar leasing market in Europe: Beacon Rail Leasing, GATX Corporation, Touax Rail, and VTG.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alpha Trains, Beacon Rail, Akiem, British American Railway Services, CIT Group, GE Capital, Hanson Traction, Knoxville Locomotive Works, RAILPOOL, Macquarie European Rail, and Mitsui Rail Capital.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is applications of advanced coatings on railcars. Railcars, due to their extensive use, are prone to wear and tear. In addition, railcars are susceptible to weather changes and are also capable of reacting with the contents. To eliminate damage or reaction of railcars, solid coatings, such as epoxy coatings, sulfuric acid, and phenolic acid are used.”

According to the report, one driver in market is increased funding by the European Commission. Government funding in the European railway industry has increased significantly since 1990. For example, in Switzerland, two-third of the revenue from the heavy vehicle fee is designated for rail investments. In the past, this revenue was used for two long tunnels through the Alps (Gotthard and Lotschberg routes) that were designed to increase rail freight productivity and make rail competitive with road freight. Many countries, such as the UK, Germany, Spain, and France have privatized their railways. Governments support the railway industry by providing freight grants to encourage the movement of freight by rail. For instance, during 2013-2014, the British government provided $25.73 million to support the rail industry through freight grants. These grants are incentives that take freight off the congested roads and move it by rail. Moreover, they are secured through the mode shift revenue support (MSRS) scheme.

Further, the report states that one challenges in market is shortage of skilled labor in the industry. Timely maintenance of railcars is vital in the railcar industry. Maintenance and servicing of railcars are mainly done by the railcar leasing companies. Railcar and locomotive machinery are complex in nature, and their maintenance and servicing need to be done by skilled railway engineers. At present, Europe is experiencing a shortage of skilled railway engineers. Europe railroad is aiming at improving the railway infrastructure by application of innovative and emerging technologies. However, high competition from other sectors, such as avionics, marine, and inland waterways, is hindering the rail industry's ability to retain engineers, who are adept with the latest technology.

Companies Mentioned

Beacon Rail Leasing, GATX Corporation, Touax Rail, VTG, Alpha Trains, Beacon Rail, Akiem, British American Railway Services, CIT Group, GE Capital, Hanson Traction, Knoxville Locomotive Works, RAILPOOL, Macquarie European Rail, and Mitsui Rail Capital.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Railcar leasing market in Europe
      • Table Railcar leasing market in Europe 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Standard specifications of leased railcars in Europe
      • Table Types of commodities transported by leased railcars in Europe
    • Railcar leasing market by end-user
      • Table Railcar leasing market in Europe by end-user 2016 (% volume of goods)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Railcar leasing market in Europe by mode of transport
      • Table Railcar leasing market in Europe by application
      • Table Railcar leasing market share in Europe 2016-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Railcar leasing market in Europe year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (% revenue)
      • Table Mode of transportation
    • Railcar leasing market in Europe by freight cars
      • Table Railcar leasing market in Europe by freight cars 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Railcar leasing market in Europe by tank wagons
      • Table Railcar leasing market in Europe by tank wagons 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Tank wagons classification
    • Railcar leasing market in Europe by intermodals
      • Table Railcar leasing market in Europe by intermodals 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Applications of advanced coatings on railcars
    • Use of big data analytics in European rail freight
    • Integration of intelligent systems in freight cars
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key performing indicators of vendors
    • Beacon Rail Leasing
      • Table Beacon Rail Leasing: Product offerings
    • GATX Corporation
      • Table GATX Corporation business segmentation 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Investment portfolio 2015 (% revenue)
    • Touax Rail
      • Table Types of lease solutions provided
    • VTG
      • Table VTG: Business segments 2015 (% revenue)
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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