Transport Market Monitor: Big Increase in Available Capacity

13th December 2019

Logistics BusinessTransport Market Monitor: Big Increase in Available Capacity

As indicated by the development of the available transport capacity for road transport, the European industry has further cut back production in November in the face of weak export demand and a sluggish economy. In November, the capacity index compared to the previous month rose again by more than 15 percent (source:

Since October, the short-term supply of available capacity has increased by more than a third overall. On the other hand, transport prices are still only slightly down (-2.7%). This emerges from current evaluations of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM). The online service is supplied by Tim Consult and generated on the basis of real transport data from the spot market of the Transporeon platforms. Overview of the key developments in November:

• Compared to October, the capacity index has increased 15.4 percent from 111 to 128 index points. The available transport capacity was thus 6.6 percent higher in November this year than in November 2018.
• The transport price index fell from 102.9 to 100.1 index points. This corresponds to a price drop of 2.7 percent. Transport prices were thus 4.2 percent lower than in November 2018.
• The diesel price index was unchanged at 105 index points in November. On the other hand, looking back to November 2018, an increase of 4.8 percent can be observed.

The TMM brings together data from up to 150,000 road-bound freight orders across all industries, which are processed monthly over the spot market by Transporeon, Europe’s number one for cloud-based transportation logistics services.