FRENCH WATERWAYS BID FOR CONTAINER TRAFFIC

While the barge might not appear to be the most modern of transport systems, it has recently aroused new interest in France from those involved in inland container movements. A flurry of activity towards the end of 1979 has seen the introduction of new containerbarge services on the Seine and on the Rhone; but, although these are not fully operational yet, the potential of the inland waterway as a competitor to the road and railway is definitely visible. Alongside this activity, there have been developments in the improvement of the canals themselves; dominating this is the announcement that exploratory work is shortly to begin on the construction of a canal to link the North Sea and the Mediterranean.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

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  • Accession Number: 00319488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM