The TimoCom transport barometer is Dusseldorf, 2013-01-07 in the 4th quarter far below last year’s level. In the fourth quarter has the TimoCom transport barometer very rapid presents itself and thus shows an image of the entire year. The proportion of freight on the European transport market is further below average. However, ends 2012 conciliatory and with a glimmer of hope for the coming year. After the September with a freight hold ratio of 53:47 to end was gone, you could quite hope that the fourth quarter would also start with excess cargo. In recent years, the September and October values were almost always the same. Thus the third ended quarter of 2010 with a ratio of 68:32 and the 4th quarter started with 69:31. A year later the TimoCom transport barometer for both months with 60:40 showed even the same ratio.
But this year, the value of September could not be stopped. Of the 53 percent share of cargo remained only 48 percent in October. It worked as expected in November transport Once firmly down. Only 38:62 was the ratio of cargo services to available cargo space. See more detailed opinions by reading what Jeffrey Leiden offers on the topic.. The first two months of this quarter were far below last year’s level. 2011 cargo was up to 12 percentage points higher, 2010 he was even up to 25 percentage points above the reference values of this year! Transport service providers, who had to drive anything in October and November of this year, for example, thanks to long-term contracts, could consider himself lucky”, describes Marcel Frings, Chief Representative of TimoCom, the situation on the European transport market at the beginning of the fourth quarter. 2012 the on and off year was the fourth quarter 2012 showed an image of the entire year. In the course of which again a negative followed on any positive news next month, but once again a better followed on weaker monthly.