The Global
Transportation Expert Panel

The leading provider of augmented human market intelligence for the transportation industry.

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The new Perspective on
Global Transportation Markets

Experienced Leaders from Transport Companies give Insights into their Market Expectations. Independent, Unfiltered, Personal.

Transportation Experts
+900
Countries
+100
Trade Lanes
+35

Your easy-to-use
Online Information Portal

Use regularly updated information to support your transportation related business decisions.

  • Statistics

    Learn about the Experts expectations in terms of transport volume and capacity development. Down to Tradelane-Level in our “Focus Groups”.

  • Comparisons

    Follow the development of indicators in our month-by-month comparison charts.

  • Statements

    Unfiltered, non-biased and personal statements provided by leaders from the transportation industry. Unique possibility to get Information straight “from the horse´s mouth”.

  • Executive Summaries

    Monthly reports per Focus Group created by the TEP-Team based on the input from the TEP Experts. Valuable Information condensed to the essence.

  • Market Expert Video Conferences

    Participate in Discussions with the TEP-Experts in our monthly Videoconferences. Get even more insights into transport market developments.

  • Market Balance Outlook (MBO)

    Based on the Experts input, the TEP-Team creates indicators on the short-, medium- and long-term market balance on Focus Group level. Essential for your transport budget planning!

Focus Groups: Dive into the details!

Expert expectations on Tradelane and Transport-mode Level. Get a detailed analysis for the following Focus Groups.

Element 3

Air Freight

Africa Asia / Asia Africa
Africa Europe / Europe Africa
Africa Transatlantic
Asia Europe / Europe Asia
Europe Latam / Latam Europe
Far East Latam / Latam Far East
Intra Asia
Intra Latam
Middle East Asia / Asia Middle East
Middle East Europe / Europe Middle East
Transatlantic
Transpacific
US Latam / Latam US
Element 2

Sea Freight

Africa Asia / Asia Africa
Africa Europe / Europe Africa
Africa Transatlantic
Asia Europe / Europe Asia
Europe Latam / Latam Europe
Far East Latam / Latam Far East
Intra Asia
Intra Latam
Middle East Asia / Asia Middle East
Middle East Europe / Europe Middle East
Transatlantic
Transpacific
US Latam / Latam US
Element 1

Road Freight

FTL Europe
FTL Germany
FTL US
Groupage Europe
Groupage Germany
Groupage US
Local Market
Element 2

Intermodal/Rail

Balcan Route
New Silk Road

Frequently Asked Questions

The usage of the TEP Online Information portal is effortless. It is self-explaining, and no installation is needed. You only need a web browser. For further explanations, please click below.

Especially in uncertain times like today, statistical information out of the past is not a suitable source of information regarding future capacity needs and volumes in the transportation industry.

Senior managers have a lot of experience and a personal network of contacts. They build their opinion on the information they get from their network and take decisions based on this information and their own experiences.

TEP collects the insights of senior managers in the transportation industry by conducting surveys every month. The answers are analyzed, summarized and published via a platform.

The speciality of the TEP-methodology: Experts can provide written comments. These statements are analyzed with artificial intelligence technologies as “Deep Learning” and “Predictive Analytics”. Emotions and sentiments of the experts can be detected and convey much more information than a simple multiple-choice survey can do.

TEP sends out the surveys every 5th of a month. If the 5th falls on a weekend, the survey is sent out the following Monday. We close the surveys on the 15th. If the 15th falls on a weekend, we close the following Monday. The survey results are published within a few hours after closure. The Executive summary for each Focus Group will be published within the week after closing.

Only Senior Managers and Executives from the transportation industry can become an “Accredited Expert at TEP – the global Transportation Expert Panel.

To ensure a high quality of the answers and a high value for the participants, TEP has defined a profile; an expert has to fulfil.

The requirements for a TEP Expert are as follows:

  • Minimum of ten years of experience in the transportation business.
  • Has to be an employee of a transport company (forwarder or carrier).
  • Leadership role as a senior manager or executive in the company.
  • Has to be “close to the daily business” (no general administration role).
  • Willingness to spend appr. 15 minutes per month to not only make “clicks” in the surveys but also to add written statements.

Interested transportation experts with this profile can apply to become TEP Expert. TEP approves the application, and the person becomes “Accredited Expert at TEP – the global Transportation Expert Panel”.

TEP Experts are in principle anonymous. TEP will never unveil the names of the Experts. If an expert, however, wants to state that he is an accredited expert at TEP, he is entitled to do so.

Applications to become TEP Expert can be sent to experts@tep-global.com.

The experts, their answers and their comments stay anonymous.

There are two reasons for this:

  • We avoid that experts exchange opinions before submitting their answers and comments. This way we ensure independency and impartiality
  • As the experts are from competing transport companies, direct communication could lead to compliance issues.

We aim to position TEP as:

“The leading provider of augmented human market intelligence for the transportation industry.”

TEP shall become “the place to go” whenever interested parties need to understand the market developments and trends in the transportation industry.

By using predictive analytics, we want to reduce the “planning errors” for capacity- and volume-planning and develop forecasting solutions to reduce waste along the supply chain.

The registration on the TEP platform is free of charge. You get the answers to general questions we raise in the monthly surveys for free.

Also, we offer detailed and focused information on a large number of different tradelanes in so-called “Focus Groups”. You can book packages from 1 Focus Group to our “Ultimate”-package with access to all Focus Groups.

What Market Experts say about TEP

TEP started just some months ago. We are in a continuous development process. Please read some feedback that we got already from Market Experts who provide the transport market insights.

  • Great idea! The transport depends on International aspects, thats why it is very useful to share the experience and hear the thoughts of other colleagues.

    Market Expert from Azerbeidjan

  • This is a very good initiative to use collective knowledge and experience of seasoned professionals and use it for the betterment of transportation.

    Market Expert from Pakistan

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