Automobile sector logistics companies are substantially reducing their investments in new transport equipment, to the point that manufacturers of car-carrying trailers are only selling a quarter of what they sold before the 2008/9 crisis. This is one of the most salient facts to emerge from the general assembly of the ECG. The quarterly survey carried out by the organisation shows quite clearly that transport fleets are decreasing globally, which is in particular due to more difficult access to finance since the first quarter of 2011.
The general opinion of car transporters was particularly pessimistic during the third quarter of last year, and has stabilised at a weak level since then. Some 36% of those members questioned remain pessimistic for the coming six months.
| 21/05/2012 | Claude Yvens