by Lisa Graham, EMEA Head of Logistics & Industrial Research & Insight, Cushman & Wakefield
The European Commission forecasts that demand for freight transport in Continental Europe will almost triple (182%) between 2010 and 2050.
Higher operating costs associated with negative environmental impacts generated by freight traffic, of which most come from road operations (estimated to increase by 40% in 2030 and 80% in 2050), are putting pressure on companies to adapt their transport modes, supply chains, and fuel sources.
Meanwhile, labour pools are shrinking, and road congestion is intensifying on the continent's motorways. According to a recent Inrix study, Europe's top ten traffic hotspots could tot up to over €205 billion of economic costs by 2025.Download PDF