Topic: France

Contargo stays in Valenciennes for 15 more years

Contargo Northern France has won a European tender and will continue to operate the Ports de l’Escaut container terminal near Valenciennes in France. The new contract allows Contargo to exploit the facilities for the 15...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Ottmarsheim turns into rail hub for the Alsace region

Logistics provider Swissterminal is expanding its Schweizerzug service with a new connection between Antwerp and Ottmarsheim, starting 1 January 2022. This transport service will begin with three direct roundtrips per week, each with the fastest...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

French rail and inland shipping sectors merge networks

An interesting development from France sees the rail freight and inland shipping sectors establishing a rail-river alliance. SNCF Réseau and VNF want to work together and strengthen operational complementarity between rail and river networks to...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Another P400 rail freight service for France

France has a new P400 rail connection. After Perpignan-Paris, the line Vénissieux-Dourges was opened for this type of trailer, which is traditionally moved by road. It means another step forward for rail freight in France.Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SNCF Fret train service in France. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Rungis-Perpignan route in France reopens in October

The Rungis-Perpignan freight line connecting the Paris metropolitan area with southeastern France will reopen after two years of inactivity. The route will facilitate the intermodal transport of fresh produce between the two regions and will...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

How sensible are rail strikes?

ANALYSIS – What is the impact of strikes on rail freight? How long can the industry feel the consequences, and does it really make sense for train drivers to go on a strike?Read more
|1 comment|author: Nikos Papatolios