Friday 30th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Transport prices hit all-time high

Transport prices increased by 10.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2015 from the first quarter, according to the Transport Market Monitor by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting.

The price index increased by 10.4 per cent in Q2 2015, leading to the highest index since the beginning of the measurements (index 104.9). The price index is 4.9 per cent higher than a year ago.

Erik van Dort, supply chain director at Capgemini said: “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.”