Although there have been container barge services operating on the Rhine for more than a decade, it is only in the last few years that the barge system has emerged as a serious competitor to the road and rail transport modes. Rising fuel oil and labor costs, together with rail and road congestion and a range of other factors are all contributing to the steady rise in status of the barge as a container carrier and to spur the development of infrastructure essential to its operation. The network of container barge services now in operation is extensive and seems set for further expansion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Hicks, P
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Accession Number: 00323415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM