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