A rail shuttle container service linking the major French ports of Marseille Fos and Le Havre with
Switzerland will be launched in mid-March in a joint initiative with intermodal operator Naviland
Operating three times per week, the service will run to the Swiss terminal of Chavornay – in the
French-speaking region near Lausanne – after connecting rail shuttles from each port at the Dijon
Gevrey facility in mid-France.
Currently the French ports handle only a fraction of Switzerland’s box traffic, which has an estimated
potential of 350,000 to 400,000 teu per year. The new service hopes to capture a significant
share of the market due to reduced transit times – notably for trades via the Mediterranean served by
Marseille Fos and for Le Havre’s traffic with North and South America.