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Transport prices peak at all-time high

18 Aug 2015

Utrecht – The twenty-fourth edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals that transport prices increased by 10.4% in Q2 2015 compared to Q1 2015.

Main highlights of the report

  • The price index increased by 10.4% in Q2 2015, leading to the highest index since the beginning of the measurements (index 104.9).
  • When comparing to the index level of the previous year (index 100), Q2 2014, the price index is 4.9% higher.
  • In Q2 2015, the diesel index increased by 5.3% to an index of 90.7. It is now 10.6% lower than the same period last year. 
  • The capacity index decreased to 67.8 (-34.8%), the lowest level since Q2 2011 (index 66.6) and the second-lowest point since the beginning of the measurements in 2008.

Erik van Dort, supply chain director at Capgemini notes: “The figures of 2015 really seem to reflect the cautious economic recovery in Europe. The second quarter of 2015 shows the highest price for transport since we started our measurements in 2008. When additionally considering the still very low diesel price index this is even more remarkable!”   Peter Förster, Managing Director of Transporeon, added: “The trend towards low capacities, which already emerged at the beginning of the year, continues in the second quarter. Our shipper customers confirm this development by facing more difficulties in finding logistic service providers for their orders.”

More details can be found in the Transport Market Monitor on

The Transport Market Monitor by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting is a quarterly publication that aims to track transport market dynamics.

The aim of the Transport Market Monitor is to provide insights in the development of transport prices, and other transport market dynamics to logistics executives and other interest groups. It is a joint initiative from TRANSPOREON and Capgemini Consulting. The Index is based on the logistics platform TRANSPOREON on which shippers tender and process their transport needs to their preferred transport partners on a daily basis. Anonymously, information is unlocked from the platform and analysed by Capgemini Consulting. This results in monthly Indices which are published on a quarterly basis. 

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The logistics platform TRANSPOREON connects shippers from industry & trading companies with carriers, drivers & consignees – and optimizes and accelerates logistics processes by Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. TRANSPOREON allows reducing dispatch and freight costs, while minimizing waiting times during loading and unloading. Currently more than 1,000 industry and trading companies, more than 55,000 carriers and more than 150,000 users from 100 countries are connected via the TRANSPOREON platform. The platform as well as the customer service is available in 23 languages.   Learn more about us at

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