Franco-German logistics workshop in Marseille:
Beyond information exchanges, the event focused on improving and intensifying cooperation between Marseille and Germany.
People from various businesses discussed these ideas on April 12th and 13th, thanks to the workshop held by the Maritime Waterway Union of Marseille-Fos and Stéphane Salvetat, STM
We welcomed more than 50 German and French participants, who interchanged ideas around 3
- Loose, Liquids, Solids and Containers
- Intermodality rail and waterway connections
- Potential assets of the port community
This gave us an opportunity to invite our German friends to the match between Olympique de Marseille and RB Leipzig, and brought them to discover the warm atmosphere of our football
A lot of cards were swapped during a cocktail at the Palais de la Bourse.
Many thanks to every participants, German and French!
NEWS FROM THE HINTERLAND OF THE PORT OF MARSEILLE-FOS
The opening of the Marseille-Geneva axis in the North/Mediterranean-Sea corridor:
An opportunity to be seized by Swiss businesses via the port of Marseille-Fos.
As of March 2018, Naviland Cargo (subsidiary of SNCF Logistics) operates a railway shuttle between Marseille-Fos, Le Havre and Switzerland. Three times a week, in a 72-hour transit time, a 500-meter-long train, with a capacity of 40 Evp connects the two countries; “In comparison with ports of the Northern Range, this new freight corridor should improve transit-time by 5 days-at-sea for containers from Asia via Marseille-Fos, and a door-to-door of 17 days leaving from India, 8 days from Turkey, and only 72 hours for pharmaceutical products from Geneva to Alger.
Madame Christine CABAU WOEHREL,Chairman of GPMM.
According to M. Jean-Philippe SALDUCCI, Chairman of the Maritime and Port Union of Marseille-Fos:
“This shuttle sends an important signal which could bring on a new railway operator in Geneva .Three years of lobbying in Brussels were needed for the Port Union of Marseille-Fos to obtain the entry of the Marseille-Geneva axis in the North/Mediterranean-Sea corridor. After the entry of the Marseille-Lyon axis in the European railway North/Mediterranean-Sea corridor in 2016, a further stage is reached with this corridor, which opens new outlets for the GPMM, in Switzerland and beyond.”