FRIEGHT RATE INDEX, GROWTH AND TRENDS : PERIODICALLY

Spot rates were predicted by the transporters ET spoke with to remain unchanged throughout February due to the lack of anticipated changes in the number of products.The country's economic activity can be gauged by the road transport industry, which transports anything from toothpaste to tractors.


According to data from a recent CRISIL analysis, the majority of the routes examined had freight rate changes in January that were less than 1% from the month before. The number of trips made by each truck increased somewhat during the month even though diesel prices also stayed steady. According to the research, this improved carriers' free cash flows.

The delayed monsoon has delayed the start of summer goods exports by a fortnight, while FMCG companies panic-stocked shelves in January. According to him, FMCCG product shipments for the summer season normally start in February.

Spot rates, according to Fortigo Network Logistics CEO Anjani Mandal, are projected to be stable for the majority of February and may increase as volume increases near the end of the month.Transporters reduced freight rates on numerous routes in June in order to pass along the entire benefit of a down in diesel prices.

Fleet utilisation, however, also decreased. Utilization fell more quickly in agri products, auto-carriers, FMCG/FMCD, petroleum tankers, and textiles. The utilisation of the remaining segments, including market load, parcel/loose goods, mining (mostly coal), and container saw, declined more slowly.


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Source : CRISIL Research

In June 2022, ~90% of the combinations saw a decline in freight rates over May 2022.

CRISIL Pan - India Freight Index (CRISFrex)

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Source : CRISIL Research

According to CRISFrex, the main reason why freight rates have decreased each month since April 2022 with free cash flow (FCF; pre-equated monthly instalment) is a decrease in fuel prices.

According to CRISFrex, on-month freight prices were essentially unchanged in August. While cement witnessed a minor reduction in freight availability, the "market load" category showed a slight improvement. Similar levels of freight availability were observed for commodities like auto carriers, fast-moving consumer goods/durables (FMCG/FMCD), parcel/loose goods, textiles, petroleum tankers, steel, mining materials (mostly coal), and container applications.


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