A year after its launch between Rouen and Bonneuil-sur-Marne, Marfret's container rail service is expanding between Normandy and Ile-de-France with an additional stop in Gennevilliers.
In addition to its weekly rotation between the ports of Rouen and Bonneuil-sur-Marne, the port of Gennevilliers is now included in Marfret's container rail service. It is now possible to book space on the two legs: Rouen / Bonneuil-sur-Marne and Bonneuil-sur-Marne / Gennevilliers / Rouen.
This rail shuttle, combined with the river service provided by MARFRET, is a major addition to improve multimodal services on the Seine axis and offer HAROPA customers competitive logistics solutions to serve our regions.
"I welcome this development, which confirms the port's ability to develop combined transport. This service also connects the various HAROPA - Ports container terminals, including the Paris Terminal SA", Antoine Berbain, Managing Director of HAROPA - Ports of Paris, explains.
This new service takes advantage of the positioning and quality of the multimodal links in the port of Gennevilliers. In addition to its river connection on the Seine and its road connection to the A86 and A15, the port has a network of nearly 25 km of railway tracks connected to the national rail network within its 400-hectare site.
According to Guillaume Vidil, Managing Director of Marfret, "The additionnal stop in Gennevilliers is part of our group's strategy to develop efficient, sustainable mass transport for the Ile-de-France region service. The rail sector, new to our company, brings many challenges to be met and nurtures the entrepreneurial, adventurous spirit at the heart of our DNA."
About HAROPA - Ports de Paris HAROPA - Ports de Paris is responsible for developing river traffic through the creation and operation of ports in the Ile de France. Each year, more than 20 million tonnes of goods are handled at river ports, the equivalent of one million fewer trucks on the roads. A member of HAROPA alongside the seaports of Rouen and Le Havre, it operates maritime access to Greater Paris. As one of Europe's largest port complexes, HAROPA is connected to all continents and has nearly 500 hectares of land and land reserves along the Seine axis. HAROPA supports its customers in the implementation and management of competitive, sustainable logistics systems to serve Europe's largest consumer basin, with 25 million inhabitants. www.haropaports.com
About MARFRET A shipping company with regular lines, Marfret criss-crosses the oceans with its shipping lines deployed on a north/south axis over five major geographical areas: the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Caribbean, South America and South Pacific. Since 2005, Marfret has been building new trade routes on the Seine axis between ports and metropolises with its subsidiary, FluvioFeeder Armement, with new intermodal combinations between maritime, river, rail and road networks. www.marfret.fr
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