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Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021

  • Published: Dec 2016
  • Pages: 72
  • SKU: IRTNTR11108
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The rail freight transportation market in Europe will grow by over USD 2.3 billion by 2021. This report provides a detailed analysis of the European rail freight transport market by mode of transportation (tank wagons, freight cars, and intermodals), by end-user (oil and gas, mining, chemical, and transport, and other industries), and by regions (Germany, Poland, France, and Rest of Europe). The report also provides an analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and offers information on several rail freight transportation companies including CFR Marfa, DB Schenker, PKP Cargo, SBB Cargo, and SNCF.

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Europe Rail Freight Transportation Market Overview

Focusing on restructuring and improving the infrastructure of railways, the European government and several members of the European Rail Freight Association have started introducing initiatives to offer better scheduling systems, traffic management, and signaling. The rapid growth of the Europe-Asia railway line has resulted in the increased trade between the two regions, which according to our analysts, is a major factor driving the growth of the rail freight market in Europe. Low transportation expenses, short transit periods, and relaxation of rail freight tariffs and customs procedures have resulted in an increased preference for rail freight transportation in the region. With technological advancements, the rail freight transport industry has already adopted big data analytics and train-flow planning software to reduce premature and redundant stopping and breaking of trains and avoid delays in transportation. Moreover, the integration of intelligent systems in freight cars and the usage of advanced GPS technologies, will also augment the efficiency of rail freight transport. With an already growing preference for rail freight transport, such benefits will fuel the growth of the European rail freight transport market, which will register a CAGR of almost 3% by 2021.

Germany accounts for the major share of the rail freight transportation market in Europe owing to the presence of a well-established rail freight network when compared to the other European countries. The market will witness steady growth in the country during the forecast period since shippers generally prefer rail freight over the road transportation of goods. Moreover, the growing traffic congestion that induces companies to prefer rail transport will also drive rail freight transport industry growth in Germany.

Companies covered: European rail freight transport market report

The rail freight transportation industry in Europe is dominated by major companies such as DB Schenker, SBB Cargo, and SNCF. The market also has a number of small, locally owned and operated businesses, which cater to specific regions. The level of competition among rail freight transportation companies will intensify in the coming years and focusing on strengthening their positions, several small vendors are making huge investments in rail infrastructure. By offering a detailed analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and upcoming freight transportation market trends, this report will help companies make the most from upcoming growth opportunities.

Some of the companies covered in this report are:

  • CFR Marfa
  • DB Schenker
  • PKP Cargo
  • SBB Cargo
  • SNCF

Other prominent vendors in the rail freight transportation market in Europe include Baltic Rail, BLS Cargo, Colas Rail, Direct Rail Services, Europorte, Freightliner Group, Globalink Logistics Group, Harsco Rail, Rhenus Logistics, and TRANSALEX International.

 

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Segmentation by mode of transportation and analysis of the rail freight transportation market in Europe

  • Tank wagons
  • Freight cars
  • Intermodals

The rail freight transportation market in Europe by intermodals is expected to grow moderately during the forecast period. Intermodals connect various transport modes to rail transport. They can transport complex commodities and bulk goods such as coal, minerals, and liquefied petroleum through cost-effective ways. The use of intermodals is high as it reduces the congestion on roadways owing to the less number of trucks used. This mode of transportation also helps to minimize fuel expenses by over 40% and carbon emissions by 75%.

End-user segmentation and analysis of the rail freight transportation market in Europe

  • Oil and gas industry
  • Mining industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Transport industry

According to this European rail freight transportation market analysis report, the oil and gas industry was the major end-user to the rail freight transportation market during 2016. The large capacity of rail freight wagons to carry goods in bulk make them preferable for the oil and gas sector. Moreover, growth in the consumption and production of primary and secondary energy in Europe will also drive the market for the oil and gas industry.

 Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the rail freight transportation market in Europe?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the rail freight transportation market in Europe?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the rail freight transportation market in Europe?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the rail freight transportation market in Europe?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of Germany, Poland, France, and Rest of Europe.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the rail freight transportation market in Europe?

 

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03: Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04: Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Rail freight transportation market in Europe

PART 06: Market segmentation

  • Rail freight transportation market in Europe by mode of transportation
  • Rail freight transportation market in Europe by end-user

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Rail freight transportation market in Europe by geography
  • Rail freight transportation market in Germany
  • Rail freight transportation market in France
  • Rail freight transportation market in Poland
  • Rail freight transportation market in rest of Europe

PART 08: Market drivers

PART 09: Impact of drivers

PART 10: Market challenges

PART 11: Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 12: Market trends

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • CFR Marfa
  • DB Schenker
  • PKP Cargo
  • SBB Cargo
  • SNCF
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

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