EURO CAREX : Cargo Rail Express


Market research SNCF Geodis - Europorte (2011)

The two rail operators have commissioned the firm Frost and Sullivan to conduct a market research in three phases:

  • theoretical market evaluation (site identification and estimation of volumes)
  • confrontation to the market with interview of potential clients
  • simulation of turnover

The study highlights the fact that it will be necessary to deploy the project beyond the freight generated by Express operators, to all air freight operators and shippers requiring rapid transit, currently transported by road. The study also shows that the opening to Germany remains an important issue.

Two areas have been identified:
- an East / West axis with large volumes to be shifted from air to rail
- a North / South axis (Amsterdam / Lyon) with a greater modal shift from road to rail.