Six partners led by the Marseilles Fos port authority have formed the Mourepiane combined transport terminal company (MTTC) to help finance and manage construction of the port’s long-planned intermodal upgrade development in the Marseilles harbour area.
The €60.5m (US$82m) project will create a high-performance base improving links and pre/post-dispatch handling between Mourepiane container terminal and the adjacent railhead. The new facility will also serve other Marseilles quays, with their current multimodal site at Canet being transferred to the Euromediterranee urban renewal scheme.
Construction will start in summer 2015, with the terminal due on stream in mid-2017. It will be operated by a purpose-formed company of Marseilles and France-based multimodal specialists.