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A Shipper’s Guide to the EMEA Transport Landscape and Sector Outlook — Europe

Published: 21 January 2019

ID: G00374117

Analyst(s): Oscar Sanchez Duran , David Gonzalez


Transport is a key sector and major contributor to Europe’s economy. Valued at around €500 billion, it employs 11 million Europeans and accounts for 5% of the continent’s collective GDP. Supply chain leaders responsible for logistics can use this research to guide European transport strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Balanced Transportation Model in Europe
    • Rail Freight Offers Significant Cost Benefits, Yet Increased Transit Time and Complexity
    • Inland Waterways Benefit Niche Industries in Areas With the Right Infrastructure
    • Short Sea Services Are Often Regional Feeders for Global Shippers
  • Build an Agile and Flexible European Transport Network
  • Optimize Resource Utilization, Planning and Carrier Network
    • European TMS Software Market
    • European VRS Solutions

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