For the “Green Logistics” study, the global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners asked European companies that use logistics service providers what relevance the topic of sustainability has for them. 55 percent stated that they consider it very important. When it comes to selecting logistics service providers, however, this figure is only 31 percent. The authors of the study suspect that there is a lack of concrete offers on the part of the logistics industry.
The time windows for journeys over the Brenner Pass are being shortened more and more by the Tyrol: as a result, traffic jams regularly occur in Bavaria – some of them are up to 70 kilometres long. European transport and logistics associations are demanding that EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen take action here and persuade Austria to rethink. The new Brenner tunnel will be completed in 2023 at the earliest, the access routes much later.
Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung
5 aircraft loads of Playstation 5 for the UK
57 percent of road transport takes place in the short range under 50 kilometers
The majority of transport on Germany’s roads takes place in the local area: 57 percent of journeys are less than 50 kilometers long. 24 percent is in the regional range between 51 and 150 kilometers and only 19 percent is long-distance transport with distances of more than 151 kilometers.
1.565 euros for a liter of diesel
Rising oil prices are causing further record readings at German gas stations: According to the ADAC, a liter of diesel cost 1.565 euros at the beginning of November 2021. Previously, the last high of 1.554 euros per liter came from August 2012.
4 percent higher benchmark rates for European transport prices
Transport prices on Europe’s roads peaked in the third quarter of 2021, with the European Road Freight Rate Benchmark index at 107.6 points – 3 points higher than the same period in 2020. It is the fifth consecutive quarterly increase.
Source: European Road Freight Rate Benchmark
For 2 months a year, transport companies in the EU are allowed to use rental trucks from other member states
Source: Ifo Institute
instead of 1.3
growth in German exports
Supply bottlenecks for key precursors and raw materials are disrupting international supply chains. As a result, German exports are growing at a slower rate: in July, they were only 0.5 percent higher than in the previous month.
Source: Federal Statistical Office
Source: Logistics UK
instead of 5.2
Source: Ifo Institute
Source: Federal Statistical Office
15 instead of 7: Situation indicators in the Ifo business survey rise significantly
The business climate in logistics brightened again significantly in June: According to the Ifo Institute’s business survey, index values in both the road freight transport (15.7) and warehousing and freight forwarding (20.5) sectors are now clearly in positive territory. The majority of companies rate their business as “good”, and the situation indicators in both sectors improved from around 7 to 15 points. Plus: Sales and prices are expected to rise in the next three months and a significant increase in personnel is anticipated.
15,000 cases of cargo theft
Around 15,000 cases of cargo theft were recorded on Europe’s roads in 2019/2020.Thorsten Neumann, CEO and president of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), which has built up its own case database, explains: “Nevertheless, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. The majority of losses are not systematically recorded, even in Germany.”
50 percent more climate gases per liter: European wine causes significantly more CO2 than American wine
The emissions that occur during the manufacture of a product are usually many times higher than the transport emissions. In the case of food, for example, transportation accounts for only 10 percent of total emissions. And there are big differences between different countries: “European winemakers produce 50 percent more climate gases per liter than their counterparts from the USA. The crucial question is therefore how green the country from which we source our products is, not how far away it is,” says Prof. Ralph Ossa of the University of Zurich, an expert on international trade.
(domestic trucks only)*
* The value for road transport also includes the transport performance of German trucks abroad.
** For the value for railways, only companies with a total transport performance of at least 10 million tonne-kilometres or 1 million tonne-kilometres in combined transport were taken into account.
*** The value for pipelines is an estimate.
Source: Federal Statistical Office, KBA
- Under 25 Years 2.7% 2.7%
- 25 to under 55 years 67.1% 67.1%
- 55 to under 65 years 27.5% 27.5%
- 65 years and older 2.7% 2.7%
Source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit; BAG
Trucks are the most heavily used means of transport in commercial vehicle traffic in Germany. The share of trucks in the total transport performance in commercial vehicle traffic amounted to around 71.4 percent in 2019. According to forecasts, the share will increase even further by 2023.
- Buses: 501 2% 2%
- Commercial vehicles over 6 t: 6,812 24% 24%
- Commercial vehicles up to 6 t: 29,032 100% 100%
In August 2020, the number of new registrations of commercial vehicles fell in
in the EU by around
tractor units in Germany.
in 2010 there were
- 1970: 26.4 billion kilometres 38.5% 38.5%
- 1990: 33.1 billion kilometres 48.3% 48.3%
- 2000: 58.9 billion kilometres 85.9% 85.9%
- 2010: 60.7 billion kilometres 88.5% 88.5%
- 2015: 68.6 billion kilometres 100% 100%
- 2018: 65.7 billion kilometres 95.7% 95.7%
new trucks were registered.
Of these, almost
Truck fleet in Germany by fuel type
Status: 1 January 2020
- Ihr Titel 100% 100%
- Ihr Titel 20% 20%
- Electronics | 24,380 7% 7%
- Liquid gas | 16,455 4% 4%
- Natural gas | 13,649 3% 3%
- Hybrid | 355 1% 1%