However, development goes irregularly. Today China holds a leading position in rates of growth, where aggregators operate with several millions of vehicles. So, Manbang (common external investments are 1,9 billions of dollars, and company value exceeded 6 milliards of dollars) owns a fleet of 1,5 million vehicles, over 200 thousands of them are active (that means that they perform at least 1 delivery per month). That breakthrough became possible because of Asian markets specialties – there are many small participants among performers and clients (big spot market).
The USA has another story: part of spot market here is smaller in times, and leaders-aggregators operates with a base of 100 thousands of cars, 10-20 thousand from this amount are active and attract up to 300 millions of dollars investments (for example, Convoy). Internal innovations are a significant part of them. Among the leaders of veh. aggregators are Amazon and Walmart. They launched own products in 2018. Among other participants – transport companies and car manufactures. Strong rivalry and processes reflected above didn't move them to the choice of a certain model or platform, so serious fight is to occur on this field.
The European market is more conservative and for now, it's leaders show gain that doesn't exceed 10-15 million dollars per year. The Russian market, for example, is not similar to American or Chinese. On one side, Russian spot-market is smaller than European in several times, on the other side, Russia has own giant corporate vehicle fleet. That's why from the amount of 2 million trucks with weight over 12 tons, registered on the Russian territory, not more than 500 thousand trucks provide transport services. While leaders-aggregators operate, according to our estimations, with not more than 5 thousand vehicles.
So as we see, every regional market has its own direction and speed of development. But regardless of tempo and peculiarities, all markets will continue to evolve and invest in aggregators and technological services of freight traffic. Back to all posts