The widening application of container-carrying barge operations are examined, in particular three new services in France, West Germany and the Netherlands. In France the Societe Fosseene d'Entretien de Containers (SFEC) is carrying containers from Fos in Southern France to Lyon on the Rhone, with subsequent expansion to include Chalon Sur Saone further up river. Another service, launched for the French carrier Navale et Commerciale Havraise Peninsulaire (NCHP) by its agents Worms Services Maritimes, involves the use of barges on the Seine, initially to carry empty containers (though full boxes are coming into the system) from Le Havre to Rouen and Le Havre to Bonneuil Sur Marne 20 km east of Paris. The third (and most significant) service described is that of Bell Lines which, having switched from road to barge haulage of containers, is using an existing Rhine barge service from Rotterdam to container terminals in West Germany including Mainz, Gustavsburg, Mannheim and Worth. Various aspects of each service are described, e.g. the reasons for their inauguration, time factors, vessels, terminal facilities, loading, stowing and discharging operations, tariffs etc.

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    National Magazine Company Limited

    72 Broadwick Street
    London W1V 2BP,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, A M
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Accession Number: 00319012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM