Cooperation Between Waterways and Railways, an Unnatural Alliance Rail Strategic Development of River Ports in the Greater Paris Region

Rail-river transport combination is rare and generally difficult to implement. However, there is today an emerging interest in the possibility of complementarity between the two bulk transports. The idea is supported by public authorities as an alternative solution to freight transport by road. The paper seeks to identify the possible ways in which waterways and rail can complement each other in river ports and under which circumstances they could offer a new arrangement for supply chains. The case study of the Ile-de-France region points out the specific conditions required to develop such services for two specific markets (aggregates and containers). This exploratory study relies on in-depth interviews with the major transport operators and infrastructure authorities in the Seine corridor. It intends to draw new perspectives on town and regional planning for the logistics organization of the Greater Paris and generally for freight management in major metropolitan areas.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2014 1:25PM