A 2.9 percent-increase to 12.24 million outgoing shipments means the cargo cooperative CargoLine has been growing on a high level and in line with the market in 2015. National outgoings increased by 3.3 percent to 9.4 million shipments.
The total 2.84 million shipments carried in European land transport (up 1.4 percent) was the result of the partners’ operations to the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. Thanks to the volume increase the members of the network were able to increase the figure of direct transports in Germany by 1.6 percent to 1,350, and in crossborder traffic by 43 percent to 245. This means CargoLine handles only 6 per cent of its transports via hubs.
“The mild winter 2014/15 has brought a pleasant and vivid spring. Another reason for the volume increase in shipments is that many of our partners have successfully expanded their business with existing customers in the B2B and the B2C segment”, says Jörn Peter Struck, Chairman of the CargoLine Management Board.
Turnover lagged behind this volume increase in 2015 – due to the B2C business. “This reflects the effect of the cargo structure”, explains Jörn Peter Struck. Nevertheless the partners of the network succeeded like in the previous year to achieve a turnover of about EUR 1.41 billion (down 0.7 percent).
The share of shipments for end customers rose from 12 to 15 percent of the total volume in 2015. In line with the general market development and thanks to B2CLine, a recipient-friendly e-mail and SMS aviso tool to agree a delivery time, the cooperative expects further growth in this segment. Internal processes were adjusted to this.
The network had a moderate start into the current financial year. In total 1.5 percent increase can be expected for national and international shipment volume for this year. CargoLine is working to expand more national services to Europe, and a tighter interlinking of general cargo transport and contract logistics shall let shipment volumes grow further.