European Rail & Intermodal 2008

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European Rail & Intermodal

As part of a long-standing plan to revitalise the rail industry in the European Community, from January 2007 all European Union (EU) rail freight lines were opened up to competition. Up until then only international freight services, which represented approximately half of the total market for the rail transport of goods in Europe, were liberalised.

The European Commission is hoping as a result of this change that rail freight will now attract new investors and customers by offering services that are more adapted to the needs of the market. The main hope is that the railways will steadily increase their market shares.

Freight movement within Western Europe has been a growing market for many years. Although there has been a substantial decline in traditional rail freight markets, especially the movement of heavy goods such as coal and steel, the overall growth of freight shipments has enabled the rail freight market to maintain its volumes in recent years, despite losing market share.

Although facing considerable resistance from some quarters, the liberalisation of the rail freight industry represents a huge opportunity to energise a sector which has been in the doldrums for many years.

Why buy European Rail & Intermodal Report?

European Rail & Intermodal Report provides a comprehensive review of the sector, including data from a range of official sources and profiles of the leading rail operators, logistics providers and intermodal companies present in the market. It answers the following questions:

What are the key trends in the market?
• What is the impact of liberalisation?
• Which are the largest rail and intermodal operators?
• How are they structured?
• What are their revenues?
• How fast is the market growing?
• What are implications of greater rail use for the environment?
• How are the major ports utilising rail to overcome congestion?
• What are the rail strategies of the major forwarders, shipping lines and 3PLs?

Who will benefit from European Rail & Intermodal Report?

European Rail & Intermodal Report is specifically written to provide easily accessible and understandable information to:

• Consultants
• Logistics managers
• Financial Analysts
• Marketing Managers
• Knowledge Managers

As well as all C-level executives.
It is especially appropriate to:

• Rail and Intermodal Companies
• 3PLs/forwarders with rail operations
• Ports and shipping lines
• Consultancies
• Banks and investors
• Governmental and industry bodies
• Manufacturers & Retailers

Major trends and developments

Leading European Rail Providers
Leading European Rail Providers

European Rail & Intermodal 2008 contains background information and the latest update on the state of liberalisation of the rail industry in the European Union.

The report also includes a wealth of statistics on networks and rail freight output, including comparisons with other modal choices.

Environmental concerns mean that rail inevitably attracts a high level of attention as an alternative to less carbon-efficient freight transport. A section of the report looks at how rail compares against a multiple of different metrics, using several sources of official data.


Rail and Intermodal Profiles

MAV Cargo’s national terminal operations
MAV Cargo’s national terminal operations

European Rail & Intermodal 2008 includes profiles on all the major western European Rail Operators including Deutsche Bahn, SNCF and renfe as well as smaller national operators in Central & Eastern Europe. Each profile contains financial, operational and strategic information.

In addition the report includes information on the operations and networks of the major intermodal operators such as Transfesa, Novatrans and Kombivekehr. To this is added overviews of the operations of freight forwarders including Schenker, DHL and Kuehne + Nagel.


Intermodal Solutions

European Rail & Intermodal 2008 specifically examines the key markets and routes in which rail-road intermodal transport is most effective. In particular the report contains an overview of the rail strategies of the major automotive manufacturers and how rail fits in with their production and supply chain concepts.

The ports and shipping sector is also highly important to the intermodal sector. The strategies of three major ports: Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg are reviewed and profiles of the inland rail operations of many of the leading shipping lines are also included.

How to buy European Rail & Intermodal 2008

European Rail & Intermodal 2008, price £795, can be purchased online. Please click on add to cart button above.

Alternatively contact
Mike Nordmann on +44 (0)1793 850025, email:
or Sarah Smith on +44 (0)1666 519900, email:


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