PRICE FORMATION MODELS IN INLAND NAVIGATION FREIGHT TRANSPORT: EVOLUTION AND IMPACT OF FUTURE TRENDS
In partnership with the European Commission, the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR) carries out regular market observation reports about the development of inland navigation transport in Europe. Its publications consist of annual, semestrial and thematic reports. In the context of its market observation activities, the CCNR also organises thematic workshops.
The CCNR organised a thematic workshop on the topic “price formation in inland waterway transport” on 8 November 2023 in Strasbourg. The objective of this workshop was to identify the different schemes of price formation in inland navigation freight transport, their evolution over time and the possible trends that might affect such schemes in the future (low waters, energy transition).
For this purpose, the workshop addressed the different factors influencing price formation (market structure, type of contracting, acquisition of contracts, competition setting, market segment and geographical area concerned).
The views of a wide range of actors was sought: inland vessel operators, shippers, multimodal operators, freight forwarders, brokers, cooperatives, banks, institutes publishing information about freight rates, ports…
Information about price formation in other transport modes was also shared.
The workshop was held in English.