31 August, 2021
Raleigh, North Carolina, August 31: With more than 80 percent of drivers back on duty post the outbreak of Covid-19, the demand for road freight is slowing down and the supply capacity is reaching the sufficiency level, both of which are expected to stay stable, resulting in stabilized chemical transportation market in China.
China's road freight market size was estimated to be around 9-10 trillion Yuan in 2020. The market size of the hazardous chemicals transportation industry exceeded 800 billion Yuan with road transportation accounting for more than 50 percent. There were 8 million heavy trucks and over 18 million light and medium trucks available on the road.
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The chemical logistics market in China has largely changed, with the suppliers inclined to engage at existing rates for long-term contracts. Capacity constraints have forced many suppliers to agree only when engaged in multiple assignments. An assessment of the chemical logistics market in China reveals that the supplier capacity is set to continue unabated till the end of the current year 2021. Besides, the demand for freight is slated to increase marginally by 2-3 percent by the end of the year; the fuel prices are expected to go up in 2021 compared to 2020. Apart from these, the increased payout is expected for truck drivers in the range of 3-5 percent.
Large supply companies are now engaging with more than one 3PL company to cater to increased demand. Dangerous good transportation has been increasing year on year, thus, explaining the rise in vehicle sales. Reports of the hazardous chemical transport market in 2021 reiterate that medium-duty trucks have gone up in number while heavy-duty and light-duty trucks will be seen less on the roads. However, the manufacture of tanks and vans to transport dangerous goods remains unchanged.
A SWOT Analysis of the Development of Green Logistics in China highlights the country's intent to focus on green logistics is largely thwarted by a lack of actionable awareness. The reluctance on the part of many companies to adjust to new concepts or adhere to the proposed guidelines is a big constraint. However, there are numerous opportunities as well. With the international forums embracing sustainable models, the development of green logistics is an opportunity for companies in China to enter the international markets. This will expectedly impact the country's transportation market and the whole warehousing and fulfillment ecosystem.
Rising prices, including more driver wages, fuel costs, and supply of trucks, are other broad factors affecting truck transportation costs in China in 2021. However, this does not pose an impediment to truck supply and services. Prices are expected to settle down with reduced Covid-19 impact worldwide.
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